“Wait. What exactly is Field-to-Flame?” you ask. A story of romance on the farm? A tale of zucchini gone bad? An epic farm-to-kitchen fire? A historical drama about an agricultural coup? What could it be? Pray, tell.
I guess it could be all of those things, or none of them. You’ll have to show up to this can’t-miss event to find out.
“Enough already,” you say. "Stop being coy."
Seven of Bellingham’s best chefs:
- Will Annett, Chef/Owner Pizza’zza
- Mataio Gills, Chef/Owner Ciao Thyme
- Josh Silverman, formerly Chef/Owner Dashi Noodle Bar and Nimbus
- Mica Christensen, Executive Chef Keenan's on the Pier
- Patrick Durgan, Executive Chef Western Washington University
- Gabriel Claycamp, Jack Mountain Meats
- Arlene Mantha, Chef/Owner Two Fifty Flora
18 of Whatcom's best farmers, fishers and food producers:
- Prairie Road Farm
- Chubby Bunny Farm
- Sage & Sky Farm
- McIntyre Family Farm
- Lummi Island Wild
- Osprey Hill Farm
- Cedarville Farm
- Backyard Beans and Grains
- Vine Maple Acres
- Cascadia Mushrooms
- Pachamama Organics
- Micro EATS
- Sumas River Farm
- Highland Blueberry Farm
- Grace Harbor Farms
- Full Bloom Farm
- Triple Wren Farm
- Bellewood Acres
Pretty impressive list, eh? These talented folks will come together on Sunday, August 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to prepare you and your guests a seven-course, 100% local brunch at beautifully rustic 2 Sisters Barn in Ferndale.
This is a fund-raising event, folks. Proceeds will go to Sustainable Connections Food to Bank On program. You can buy single early bird tickets for $75 (or groups of single tickets, of course, if you want to bring your sweetheart, or say, your mom), or host your favorite eight friends and family and purchase an entire table for a $50 discount. Trust me, it will be a meal to remember and well worth the money on its own, but you get the bonus of knowing that you’re growing Whatcom County farmers with your donation.
If we weren’t in the kitchen that day preparing your brunch, we’d certainly be the first ones standing in line for tickets (okay, I guess we click now, not stand). So instead, we’ve got something else for you. Pizza’zza is hosting an entire table of eight. We’ll fill two of those chairs with one lucky (and industrious) employee and their guest, and we’ll fill the other six with Pizza’zza devotees. Right now I expect that you’re asking yourself, “I certainly qualify as a Pizza’zza devotee. How do I score myself a couple of tickets?” I’m glad you asked, dear valued Pizza’zza customer. We’re running a contest to raffle off three pairs of two tickets. Stay tuned to the blog here, and we’ll announce the details next week.