The Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance invites locals to grab their sun hat, fancy boots and come to Goose and Gander Farm in Carnation in the Snoqualmie Valley on July 28.
The SVPA will offer food and drinks, while supporting local farming and the preservation of the unique rural character of the valley, 30 minutes east of Seattle.
4 p.m. – The Farmer – Chef Mix and Mingle
Hosted by chef John Howie, a proponent of eating locally produced foods, this pre-event mixer showcases beer brewed by Howie’s own brewery Beardslee Public House. It will incorporate Snoqualmie Valley ingredients, paired with Chef Howie’s Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho with White Shrimp Ceviche appetizer. Attendees will be able to meet the Snoqualmie Valley producers, farmers and the chefs who are cooking for the event.
5 p.m. – The Taste of the Valley – main event and silent auction launches
With more than 15 restaurants serving farm fresh summer dishes, paired with locally produced wines, beers and spirits from multiple local producers, this is a diverse connoisseur event. Attendees will bid on auction items and experiences, while tasting, drinking and listening to live music.
7 p.m. – Live Auction and Dessert Dash
A run for summer desserts and live auction items.
About Taste of the Valley and SVPA
At the annual Taste of the Valley auction, guests from near and far gather for one of the largest farm-to-table dinners in the region celebrating local food, beverages and the people who farm in the Snoqualmie Valley.
The event pairs local farmers, with many Pacific Northwest chefs and restaurants – such as Howie of John Howie Restaurants, James Beard winning chef Caprial Pence of Carnation Farms, chef Thoa Nguyen of Chinoise Café and Sushi Chinoise – Pan Asian Restaurants Salish Lodge and Copperleaf. Guests’ contributions help support the work done by the SVPA to protect the Snoqualmie Valley for generations to come.