Every year, I look forward to September when the summer insanity slows down (note the reduced number of posts lately) and we can refocus a bit. One marker of this golden time of year is the annual Feast on The Farm event hosted by Gorge Grown. It’s always a good event to catch up with friends, enjoy a nice meal in a beautiful farm setting and learn more about food and farming. This year looks to be as good as ever. Plus, they are continuing in an aim to be as ‘almost waste free’ as possible, including event composting from Dirt Hugger.
The line up of restaurants and breweries is mouth watering:
Solstice Wood Fire Cafe
The Thirsty Woman
6th Street Bistro^
Henni’s Kitchen and Bar
The Lyle Hotel
Apple Valley Country Store
Wildflower Chef Services
Double Mountain Brewery
Full Sail Brewing*
McCormick Family Vineyards^
*DH curbside compost collection customer
^DH compost customer (or almost a customer…)
For full details on the event and to buy tickets head to Brown Paper Tickets.
Side note: With the help of some collaborators, Cob has been working like crazy lately on coming up with an intuitive compost sign for events. The goal is to have people know within .1 second of walking up to the bin what items to place and not to place in the compost (all while carrying on conversations, drinking beverages, and not thinking consciously about it). If you have feedback on how to improve the sign, please let us know. The more intuitive the better.
Big thanks to Gorge Grown, Brian McCormack and Idiot’s Grace Farm, plus huge thanks to Evan Daniel for his design services. As always thanks to the composting godfather, David Skakel, for the big plate sign idea.