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Friday, August 27, 2010

Images from Last Sunday's Incredible Feast Fundraiser for Neighborhood Farmers Markets at University Heights

Magnificent torte with figs, grapes and apricots
was one of the choices for the Desert Dash 

Last Sunday several hundred were treated to gourmet fare at the 
"Incredible Feast", which was held at University Heights Center parking lot under huge tents. 

Local Chefs and Farmers teamed up to showcase local farm products.

Brent Olson of Olson Farms shows off several of the 22 varieties of potatoes he grows.
 Chef Anthony from Steelhead created a beautiful potato salad 

Many elegant dishes we sampled along with local wines, beers and cheese. And the weather cooperated for a lovely evening.

Local peppers featured by farmer Kurt Tonnamaker
Local berries from Hayton Farms are highlighted in this beautiful desert

Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance thanks all who participated and donated to the
Good Farmer Fund.
Elegant beet salad was a stand out

Beautiful display of produce and blue berries

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THIS WONDERFUL EVENT!  Nearly 400 guests enjoyed an evening of fantastic food, wine, games, desserts and live music - and sunny weather to boot. 
Conceived by local celebrity chef Tamara Murphy, this event is one of Seattle's premier food events and showcases a fantastic variety of local flavors, all prepared using fresh farm ingredients.  28 OF SEATTLE'S BEST CHEFS team up with 30 local family farms to create unique dishes especialy for this event - all to supprt the Good Farmer Fund and the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance.
Held outdoors in a farmers market setting, guests sample over 30 gourmet dishes, enjoy excellent local (Salmon Safe certified) wines and beers, and meet the chefs and farmers behind the food.  The event also features country-fair-style gameswith fabulous prizes, live music and an astounding dessert auction.  All proceeds from the event support the Good Farmer Fund (emergency relief for local farmers in need) and the NFMA's educational programing (helping consumers learn about the benefits of supporting local, sustainable farms).  
Molly and Kira, NMFA staff are happy the event went well!
Farmers like to have fun too!


  1. So where's the cheese? Did the chefs use any quark on that potato salad? Looks like a great party. Sorry I missed it.

  2. Appel Farms Cheese was represented and Port Madison goat cheese, however I didn't get a good photo.

    It's OK, because Appel Farms was featured this month in Edible Seattle