Washington Organic Week, September 8 – 15 is a celebration of Washington’s diverse and lush organic agriculture. Come to a gourmet organic cooking class, learn to brew an organic hard cider just in time for fall, sample organic, fair trade chocolates and attend a “good food” themed auction!

Tilth Producers of Washington is an organization that puts together organic farmers, marketers, restaurateurs and others in the food business in Washington. And they’ve organized Washington Organic Week (WOW)!

Enjoy a great cooking demonstrations with Seattle chef, restauranteur and author Greg Atkinson, an organic beer making class, and an organic chocolate and beer sampling at Theo Chocolate!

Here is a guide to the Best of WOW:

Seattle Tilth Harvest Fair
Saturday, September 8
10:00am – 5:00pm
Meridian Park
4649 Sunnyside Ave North
Seattle, WA 98103

Participate in this fun, lively hands-on family friendly event with educational activities, workshops, demonstrations and activities for all ages. Eat tasty food and enjoy live music with friends and family. Harvest season is a time to celebrate! The 25th Annual Harvest Fair is FREE and open to the public!

Cooking Demonstration with Chef Greg Atkinson
Monday, September 10
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Book Larder
4252 Fremont Ave. North
Seattle, WA, 98103

The Seattle chef, and author of cookbooks like West Coast Cooking and Northwest Ingredients will be demonstrating his skills and preparing a delightful supper. The menu includes organic carrot flans, grilled wild salmon with greens beans and tomato butter, and a dessert of cornets of summer berries. Seating is limited. Tickets are $40/person and all proceeds will benefit Washington Tilth Producers. Tickets available online at http://www.booklarder.com.

Learn Organic Brewing and Cidermaking
Wednesday, September 12
21 Acres
13701 NE 171st Street
Woodinville, WA 98072

Just in time for fall, come to The 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living and see award-winning homebrewer and co-owner of Populuxe Brewing, Peter Charbonnier as he takes you through the steps of the organic extract brewing process. Learn step by step the sanitation, brewing, fermentation and bottling process. You’ll join him in brewing a delicious Organic Pale Ale and tasting it as well.

Bear and Nancy Bishop, the owners of Alpenfire Cider, Washington’s Only Organic Hard Cider, grown and bottled in Port Townsend. They will teach you how to choose the proper apples for cider, juice apples, and when to sulfite. Get a little chemistry lesson in pH and acidity. Plus, sample cider, beer and enjoy salty pretzels. Tickets are $25/person. Purchase them online HERE.

Organic Beer, Cider and Chocolate Tasting
Friday, September 14
Theo Chocolate
3400 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Theo Chocolate, the only fair trade, organic, bean-to-bar factory in the US, is hosting a WOW event that is a great end to the work week! The Organic Beer, Cider and Chocolate Tasting lets you try pairing great, organic beer and cider with delicious, craft-made Theo chocolate at Theo’s Fremont chocolate factory.
VIP Tickets cost $25/person and include exclusive tastings and a guided tasting experience at the Theo factory. The VIP tour is from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. General admission tickets are $20/person. Entrance is at 7:30pm for General Admission. All proceeds will be donated to Washington Tilth Producers. Tickets are available online HERE.

Under the Harvest Moon First Annual Benefit Auction
Saturday, September 15
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Fremont Abbey Arts Center
4272 Fremont Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103

This gala event will showcase the abundant bounty of Washington’s organic farms, ranches and orchards and will benefit Washington Tilth Producers. The evening will feature a “good food” focused silent auction, live music, locally sourced hors d’oeuvres, organic beer, wine and cider and a live dessert auction to cap the evening off! Early bird tickets are available for $25/person through August 31; $35/person beginning September 1. Click HERE to purchase tickets online.

For more information on Washington Tilth Producers, visit http://www.tilthproducers.org.


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