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Seattle, WA -- Aug 19, 2019

Sometimes our local ingredients come from right next door. Thank you to #Amazon for donating produce from their urban gardens to provide training opportunities for our students and apprentices!Amazon.com ... See MoreSee Less

Sometimes our local ingredients come from right next door. Thank you to #Amazon for donating produce from their urban gardens to provide training opportunities for our students and apprentices!

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This is exactly what I would love to see all rooftop apartments with space to grow produce do!

Seattle, WA -- Aug 19, 2019

29 years. That's how long Servando Padilla has been working with Marsh Homestead, a dairy in Cornelius, OR. Cornelius is one of only 10 cities across the country to be recognized by the National Civic League as an "All-America City." .We met Padilla, 55, on a crisp summer morning as traffic on Cornelius-Sheflin road gradually began to swell — reflecting the city's burgeoning growth. Seemingly oblivious to us and our camera equipment, he jumped right on his tractor and set out to conquer the day's chores, cleaning barns, feeding cows and stacking bales of hay. ."He's pretty laid back," says Anna Vangrunsven, who co-owns the dairy with her father George Marsh. "He's very punctual every day. You never have to worry about him not showing up.".Albeit quite shy, Padilla has a certain gleam in his eye. The gleam, perhaps, of a man who, along with his wife, has raised four children. Although they are all successful in their own right, it’s noteworthy that the oldest of the four works for a government program that helps migrant workers. .Or is it the gleam of a man who intends to retire soon on his own avocado farm in the Michoacán region of Mexico?.According to Vangrunsven, Padilla was supposed to retire when his youngest daughter graduated from Oregon State University. But that time has come and gone and here he is, still on the tractor, expertly placing rectangles of hay on top of one another in the barn.Anna Marsh VanGrunsven ... See MoreSee Less

29 years. Thats how long Servando Padilla has been working with Marsh Homestead, a dairy in Cornelius, OR. Cornelius is one of only 10 cities across the country to be recognized by the National Civic League as an All-America City. 
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We met Padilla, 55, on a crisp summer morning as traffic on Cornelius-Sheflin road gradually began to swell — reflecting the citys burgeoning growth. Seemingly oblivious to us and our camera equipment, he jumped right on his tractor and set out to conquer the days chores, cleaning barns, feeding cows and stacking bales of hay. 
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Hes pretty laid back, says Anna Vangrunsven, who co-owns the dairy with her father George Marsh. Hes very punctual every day. You never have to worry about him not showing up.
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Albeit quite shy, Padilla has a certain gleam in his eye. The gleam, perhaps, of a man who, along with his wife, has raised four children. Although they are all successful in their own right, it’s noteworthy that the oldest of the four works for a government program that helps migrant workers.  
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Or is it the gleam of a man who intends to retire soon on his own avocado farm in the Michoacán region of Mexico?
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According to Vangrunsven, Padilla was supposed to retire when his youngest daughter graduated from Oregon State University. But that time has come and gone and here he is, still on the tractor, expertly placing rectangles of hay on top of one another in the barn.

Anna Marsh VanGrunsven

 

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Maria, OC, Faviola,

My daughter used to call him Bondo when she was young and couldn't say his name.

From Michoacan, I recognize that hat!

Seattle, WA -- Aug 19, 2019

From scallops to pollock, be sure to #AskForAlaska at the grocery store for delicious, wild-caught seafood. ... See MoreSee Less

From scallops to pollock, be sure to #AskForAlaska at the grocery store for delicious, wild-caught seafood.

Seattle, WA -- Aug 19, 2019

Nominations now open: chooserestaurants.org/awards ... See MoreSee Less

Nominations now open: https://chooserestaurants.org/awards

Seattle, WA -- Aug 17, 2019

Shout out to FareStart's steadfast team of chefs who run the Community Meals kitchens! They treated some lucky guests to an amazing farm-to-table Guest Chef Night dinner.Have you been to a Guest Chef Night? Talented local chefs work with our students to create a three-course dinner and all the proceeds support students and apprentices. Check out the chefs we have lined up!www.farestart.org/guest-chef-night ... See MoreSee Less

Shout out to FareStarts steadfast team of chefs who run the Community Meals kitchens! They treated some lucky guests to an amazing farm-to-table Guest Chef Night dinner.

Have you been to a Guest Chef Night? Talented local chefs work with our students to create a three-course dinner and all the proceeds support students and apprentices. Check out the chefs we have lined up!

https://www.farestart.org/guest-chef-night

 

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Great job Steven 👍

Cant wait to be back workin with every single one of these chef's. They are amazing teachers. See u tomorrow!! So so so so excited 😁

Two weeks ago & everything was scrumptious

Amazing dinner, amazing team, amazing program. Mad respect to FareStart.

You rock

Best Chefs in the U.S.!!!

Such a great team! Can’t wait for our next night. Thank you for want you are doing. #makingadifference#feedfoodlove

😃Chef Steven 👍🏻

Chef Wayne❤️❤️❤️

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Seattle, WA -- Aug 17, 2019

Peach season is upon us, which has us thinking about our dear friend Jon Rowley. Reminiscing on his devotion to the art of a good peach with this 2008 story by Peter Lewis and Pacific NW Magazine:"Rowley ambles down the paths of the market like an old bear prowling for salmon berries. But for the moment, he is looking for peaches. He spots a couple of growers he knows and asks cryptically, “How are they brixing?”“Thirteen, 14,” one of them replies.From his pocket, Rowley pulls a small, tube-shaped instrument, a refractometer...He squashes the chunk of peach above the surface of his instrument until juice dribbles onto its surface, closes the refractometer and holds it to his eye. He looks for all the world like a sea captain scanning the horizon...www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/jon-rowley-promotes-the-tastes-we-come-to-crave/We sure do miss you, Jon Rowley. ... See MoreSee Less

Peach season is upon us, which has us thinking about our dear friend Jon Rowley. Reminiscing on his devotion to the art of a good peach with this 2008 story by Peter Lewis and Pacific NW Magazine:

Rowley ambles down the paths of the market like an old bear prowling for salmon berries. But for the moment, he is looking for peaches. He spots a couple of growers he knows and asks cryptically, “How are they brixing?”
“Thirteen, 14,” one of them replies.
From his pocket, Rowley pulls a small, tube-shaped instrument, a refractometer...He squashes the chunk of peach above the surface of his instrument until juice dribbles onto its surface, closes the refractometer and holds it to his eye. He looks for all the world like a sea captain scanning the horizon...

https://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/jon-rowley-promotes-the-tastes-we-come-to-crave/

We sure do miss you, Jon Rowley.
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Seattle, WA -- Aug 17, 2019

Thanks to the The Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Center for this recognition. ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to the The Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Center for this recognition.

Seattle, WA -- Aug 16, 2019

Worms for the win! .All kinds of people came out to Sunnyside, Wash. today to learn about the new BioFiltro project installed on J&K Dairy by Organix..Pictured here are Steve Matzen, Senior Vice President of the Northwest Dairy Association (left) and WA State Senator Jim Honeyford, who put money in the budget to pay for the pilot project — which uses worms to not only remove gases (such as methane and nitrous oxides) and odor from dairy effluent, but also create biologically dense worm castings and tea that make outstanding soil amendments..“We have a lot of dairies in the area and some of them are going out because of environmental pressures and lawsuits,” Honeyford says. “I thought ‘we need to have some demonstration projects to show what really works.’”.The budget for this and another project came with various stipulations, including the ability to scale commercially and produce clean water..Essentially, says Honeyford, he is trying to support initiatives that demonstrate “we can have dairies that coincide with the community.”.While he expresses concern for the amount of space required to install worm tanks, overall he says the process sounds “very promising.” BioFiltro ... See MoreSee Less

Worms for the win! 
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All kinds of people came out to Sunnyside, Wash. today to learn about the new BioFiltro project installed on J&K Dairy by Organix.
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Pictured here are Steve Matzen, Senior Vice President of the Northwest Dairy Association (left) and WA State Senator Jim Honeyford, who put money in the budget to pay for the pilot project — which uses worms to not only remove gases (such as methane and nitrous oxides) and odor from dairy effluent, but also create biologically dense worm castings and tea that make outstanding soil amendments.
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“We have a lot of dairies in the area and some of them are going out because of environmental pressures and lawsuits,” Honeyford says. “I thought ‘we need to have some demonstration projects to show what really works.’”
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The budget for this and another project came with various stipulations, including the ability to scale commercially and produce clean water.
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Essentially, says Honeyford, he is trying to support initiatives that demonstrate “we can have dairies that coincide with the community.”
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While he expresses concern for the amount of space required to install worm tanks, overall he says the process sounds “very promising.” BioFiltro

 

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Bravo, farmers..you inspire me.

Thanks for wiggling with us!

Darin Kyle

The comment from one of my coworkers was, “dairy farmers are like scientists”. Thanks Jason (J&K Dairy) and Russ from Organix for hosting all of us!

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Seattle, WA -- Aug 16, 2019

Check out our blog to learn more about the work around diversity, equity and inclusion FareStart is undertaking.www.farestart.org/diversity-equity-and-inclusion-farestart-q-ceo-angela-dunleavy-stowell ... See MoreSee Less

Check out our blog to learn more about the work around diversity, equity and inclusion FareStart is undertaking.

https://www.farestart.org/diversity-equity-and-inclusion-farestart-q-ceo-angela-dunleavy-stowell
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Seattle, WA -- Aug 16, 2019

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Seattle, WA -- Aug 16, 2019

TGIF!! It's Friday and we're exercising a "What's Going Well" mindset... Of course we are ready for the weekend, and ORLA staff is getting excited for the ORLA Hospitality Conference. Author/speaker Greg Bell is going to show us how consistently focusing on the good in our lives can positively impact our leadership, success, and overall well-being, and he shares how to start building the habit here and now. Will you join us there? #OHCON2019 www.orlahospitalityconference.com/speakers ... See MoreSee Less

TGIF!! Its Friday and were exercising a Whats Going Well mindset... Of course we are ready for the weekend, and ORLA staff is getting excited for the ORLA Hospitality Conference. Author/speaker Greg Bell is going to show us how consistently focusing on the good in our lives can positively impact our leadership, success, and overall well-being, and he shares how to start building the habit here and now. Will you join us there? #OHCON2019 https://www.orlahospitalityconference.com/speakers

Seattle, WA -- Aug 15, 2019

Tom was the epitome of hospitality, a great friend to the industry. Cheers! ... See MoreSee Less

Tom was the epitome of hospitality, a great friend to the industry. Cheers!

 

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Such a genuine and good man. Happy Birthday, Tom.

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Seattle, WA -- Aug 15, 2019

Congratulations to the latest Foodservice Apprenticeship Program Graduate! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to the latest Foodservice Apprenticeship Program Graduate!

 

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Line cook track? sounds kool🔥

Seattle, WA -- Aug 15, 2019

The fishing industry in Alaska has been around for generations and, because of sustainable fishing practices, it will be around for years to come. Photo: Alison Ashton ... See MoreSee Less

The fishing industry in Alaska has been around for generations and, because of sustainable fishing practices, it will be around for years to come. 

Photo: Alison Ashton

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