• Saturday, June 30
    Get tickets to the Shuksan Strawberry Social!The Ultimate Northwest Strawberry Experience
    9am – noon, Thulen Farms, Skagit Valley. The day starts with a brief orientation with fifth generation grower, Chris McKnight and Shuksan booster, Jon Rowley. Then we hit a field of Thulen Farm Shuksan strawberries to pick the reddest, sweetest, juiciest most beautiful berries you can imagine…even more beautiful than you can imagine. Tickets are $40 each and include coffee, strawberry picking, two half-flats of berries, Strawberry Social, varietal tasting and discussion. Kids under ten are free except for the berries they pick to take home.


  • January 31-February 2
    Seafood Summit 2011: Responsibility without Borders?
    The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, Canada.


  • Saturday, December 18, 2010 & January 16, 2011
    Walrus & Carpenter Picnic
    6:30pm, bus departs Seattle for Taylor Shellfish
    Buy tickets for the Walrus & Carpenter Low Tide Oyster Picnic on Taylor Oyster BedsThe object is to provide a benchmark oyster eating experience by which all subsequent oyster experiences will be judged. A picnic on legendary Totten Inlet at low tide in the dark and cold in the middle of the winter, and, if you are lucky, an icy gust of wind off the bay to season the experience…more than a little crazy, yes? Lewis Carroll’s “Walrus & the Carpenter,” a tale about how the Walrus and Carpenter lure the oysters for a walk on the beach and then proceed to eat every one, provided some of allure for this outing. The winter temperatures are perfect for the oysters as well as the wines. Lantern light, freezing weather, plump, sweet oysters just rousted from their beds and opened on the spot, award-winning “oyster wines” drunk out of Reidel stemware, a bonfire…just the right mix of magic and madness. When the tide starts coming in, it is time for a cup of Xinh Dwelley‘s hot oyster stew before getting back on the bus. See here for pictures from 2010.
  • Tuesday, November 16
    6:30pm, The Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture, Seattle
    Buy tickets for Salmon in the Trees with Amy Gulick at the Burke MuseumBraided River joins Jon Rowley, Blueacre Seafood Restaurant and Steelhead Diner in presenting a sumptuous feast of oysters, wild salmon, Dungeness crab, spot prawns and more in celebration of award-winning photographer Amy Gulick’s exhibit and book, Salmon in the Trees: Life in Alaska’s Tongass Rain Forest.

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