Focus on Healthy Local Food Will Help Us All
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Note: The Winlock Meadows Farm website if for historical purposes.
A Local Flavors Market website will be developed in the near future.
June 28, 2009
Greetings! the last update on our website was November 19,
2008. Looks like we just surfaced since starting the Cafe, the
farming season, and now the Farmer's Market season. Phew! Guess
the website wasn't in the equation. Too busy doing to tell you
what we're doing. The Local Flavors Market & Cafe where
we serve a local, seasonal and whole-foods menu is off and running.
Details below. Here's our current amazing schedule. Hope to
see you this season, especially at the Monday Night Movie Nights
& Community Conversations at the Cafe, no charge, full menu
available and free samples.
Local Flavors Market
a local, seasonal and whole-foods menu.
Located at Thorbecke's Fitlife Center
in Chehalis, WA,
Exit 77 Chehalis, 2 blocks east and turn right on
Chehalis Ave. SE behind Darigold, 3 blocks and as the road curves
you'll drive straight into Thorbecke's parking lot up on the
hill. Look for our sign in the middle of the building,
10-7, Fridays 10-2
Cafe also available for parties, meetings, luncheons,
and local delivery.
91 Chehalis Ave. SE, Chehalis, WA 98532
P.S. Read the Transition
Handbook by Rob Hopkins - library, Amazon, Book &
Brush in Chehalis, etc.
Read, share, and joyfully step up to the plate
to be a part of transforming your community.
Transition Initiative http://transitionculture.org/
Mom and Daughter Farm-Food Ventures
Mari Mankamyer of Bloom TimeNursery and Susie
Kyle of Winlock Meadows Farm and Local Flavors Market &
Café are now doing
the local farmer’s markets together, the first time ever
since Mari at the age of 14 requested to have her own plot of
land. Any of you who know her know she is a premier grower par
excellence. Now she has her own perennial plants nursery and
grows amazing vegetable starts. Soon she will be starting her
fall and winter vegetable starts and it’s suggested you
place yourorder early or get on her “interested”
Contact Mari at: email@example.com or 360-894-1292
Susie is a farmer, farm activist, and now (Fall
2010) her full-time work is being a processor of local foods.
She recently opened Local Flavors Market & Café at
Thorbecke’s Fitlife Center in Chehalis where they serve
a local, seasonal and whole-foods menu. Her specialties are
dressing, stir fry mix, salad greens with edible flowers and
monthly/seasonal/yearly memberships including: Salad Shares,
Shares, and Regular CSA Shares http://www.winlockmeadowsfarm.com.
She’ll customize whatever you want, and is open to bartering
for farm work and/or at the Café. Possible living situations
on the farm for the right people.
Contact Susie at: firstname.lastname@example.org,
360-785-4927 (farm), or 360-748-6657 (Café).Thorbecke’s
Fitlife Center Chehalis http://www.thorbeckes.com/
2009 WHERE YOU'LL FIND THEM AT FARMER’S
MARKETS, JEREMY'S, AND CAFE
Tumwater Town Center
Farmer’s Market 2009–
a lunch market for the state workers (and you too), and lots
of lovely local
produce, flowers, goat cheese, espresso, perennial plants, vegetable
garlic basil dressing, sunflower sprouts, CSA pick-up location,
and much more.
Wednesdays 11 am –
2 pm…*rain or shine!
Location: Capitol Blvd. & Israel Rd., Southwestcorner.
Parking: Driving on Capitol heading south, pass Israel and turn
right togo in the parking lot behind the Department of Forestry.
Centralia (Lewis County)
Farmer’s Market –
lots of plants – perennials, annuals and vegetable starts,
produce – local farms and Eastern Washington, hats, bread,
bird houses, lovely wood yard accent pieces, garlic basil dressing,
sunflower sprouts, stir fry mix, salad greens with edible flowers,
CSA pick-up location, and seasonal surprises.
Fridays 9 am to 3 pm….*rain
Location: Corner of Tower Ave. and Pine St. in Centralia just
Olympia Club on the right.Parking: Street parking, and a parking
lot next to the market.
lots of plants –perennials, annuals and vegetable starts,
produce – local farms and EasternWashington, hats, bird
houses, lovely wood yard accent pieces, garlic basildressing,
sunflower sprouts, stir fry mix, salad greens with edible flowers,
CSA pick-up location, music, and seasonal surprises.
Saturdays 9 am to 3 pm….*rain
Location: Tenino Elementary School, 301 Old Highway 99
Parking: Easy and plenty.
(Longview) Cowlitz County Farmer’s
lots and lots of plants – perennials, annuals and vegetable
starts, vegetables and fruits – local farms and Eastern
Washington, bread, goat cheese, bird houses, lovely wood yard
accent pieces, garlic basil dressing, sunflower sprouts, stir
fry mix, salad greens with edible flowers, CSA pick-up location,
and seasonal surprises.
Saturdays 9 am – 2 pm….*rain
Location: Cowlitz County Fairgrounds
Parking: Ample and easy.
Jeremy's Produce Stand
Exit 77 Chehalis, 1 block east on your left.
Eastern Washington and local produce run by the most beautiful
Pam Wildhaber family. You'll find our Garlic Basil Dressing,
Stir Fry Mix, seasonal surprises, canning and jam cases.
Open 7 days - check website for hours.
November 19, 2008
We're opening a restaurant at Thorbecke's Fitness Center in
Chehalis in the very near future. It will be a farmer-run seasonal
local whole foods menu, and it's looking like it will be a cooperative.
Details finalzing. Anyone interested in participating, let us
know. We'll probably call it
Local Flavors Cooperative.
FAMILY FARM FILM FESTIVAL
This will be a week-long film festival between Christmas and
New Year's at McMenamin's Olympic Club in Centralia, December
26-30th. The line up of films is coming together quite nicely
and details forthcoming. Put it on your calendar and keep an
eye on our website and McMenamin's.
August 4, 2008
~ Local Food, Local Flavors ~
…your farmer-run local, mobile food service concession stand
Friday, September 12, 2008
303-10th Street, corner of Franklin a
couple of blocks past the downtown library. We'll be there for
lunch and may or may not change locations the rest of the day.
Always open for location ideas.
“Now Serving at Farmer’s Markets”
Wednesdays 11-2, Tumwater, Israel & Capital
Saturdays 9-2, Longview, Fairgrounds
Other locations to be announced (check website)
Veggie Burrito Wraps, Quesidillas w/Garlic Basil Dressing, Fresh
Fruit Smoothies, Local Raspberry-Mint Iced Tea, Farm Salads
w/Garlic Basil Dressing, Veggie Snack Boxes w/Garlic Basil Dip,
Fruit Snack Boxes w/Maple Yogurt.
Seasonal Surprises weekly.
$50 Meal Ticket: $45 ~ $100 Meal Ticket:
$85 plus a free lunch
...to help support the development of this
delicious and important project
We are interested in creating a business design model where
a percentage of profits will be donated to a foundation whose
sole purpose is to create a funding stream to purchase development
rights in farmland.
In searching Paul Newman’s business I came across a link
for Humantis Wines that are sold for profit but benefit charity
– capitalism with a cause.
We are going to start Local Flavors with a simple business structure
and then explore ways to tie it to farmland preservation.
Anyone interested in participating in this in any way, please
let me know, whether it’s working at the stand, to venture
capital, a loan, purchasing a pre-paid Meal Ticket, support
of any kind to help it get on its feet.
Here’s to the next level in our local sustainable food
There could be a fleet of these. We could have a food processing
plant as a green industry. Preserve our farmland, get it in
production, build a processing plant, have a local food court,
stock the shelves of the Co-op and local green stores with locally
grown and produced products.
Let’s do it!
Puget Sound Food Network!
WHAT: Food Network Project Launch-n-Lunch
WHEN: Wednesday, August 6, 2008
TIME: Noon to 2pm
WHERE: Rosabella's Garden Bakery
Please join us for lunch & the kick-off celebration of the
Puget Sound Food Network!
The launching of a new web-based project
enabling real-time communication between consumers, farmers,
and other participants in the Puget Sound regional food system—and
facilitating on-line food-related transactions—is set
for the first week of August.
The Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC) will launch
the creation of the Puget Sound Food Network at noon Wednesday,
August 6th, at Rosabella's Garden Bakery in Bow (8933 Farm to
Attending will be key food system participants, including representatives
of the farming, restaurant, and retail food sales industries.
U.S. Senator Patty Murray and Representative Rick Larsen, who
were instrumental in securing the funds to create the Network,
have also been invited to speak. The event will be co-hosted
by Rosabella's and Northwest Farm Credit Services.
The NABC on-line market access project, a regional network
of agricultural growers and producers, retailers, and food service
businesses, along with key infrastructure processing, storage,
and transportation providers, has received a $400,000 grant
as part of the 2007-'08 U.S. Department of Commerce appropriation.
NABC Executive Director David Bauermeister said, "The
market access project will serve a vital purpose—helping
rebuild the Puget Sound region's dysfunctional food system.
With skyrocketing fuel costs and increasing demand for locally
produced food, having easily accessible, on-line information
facilitating real-time transactions between food producers and
consumers will be a key element in the creation of an efficient
regional food system."
Bauermeister said the goals of the project are to "help
foster a regional food system that supports local agriculture
and provides healthy foods to local communities; increase access
to locally produced value-added products throughout the region,
and enhance the economic viability and sustainability of family
farms by providing new market opportunities."
Bauermeister said the federal funding will provide initial
capital to hire a project manager, build an internet-based network
to house the communications system, recruit buyers and sellers
to create transactions on-line, and promote the program to those
involved in agriculture in the region.
The NABC project focuses on the portion of the Puget Sound
region encompassing the 12 counties of Snohomish, Whatcom, King,
Island, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Kitsap, Thurston, Jefferson,
Mason, and Clallam. NABC staff will hold a series of community
meetings throughout the region beginning in August to encourage
food system participants and the public to be involved in the
Also introduced on the 6th will be a new NABC-developed product,
Skagit Fresh Natural Sparkling Juice Beverages—100% natural,
carbonated fruit drinks—as an example of local products
that the on-line network will help bring to market. Local farmers
will both provide the fruit for the new beverage and own the
company that produces it.
For more information, connect to NABC at www.agbizcenter.org
or call 360.336.3752.
July 8, 2008
Coming Soon to the Tumwater Town Center Farmer's Market on
Wednesdays and the Cowlitz County Farmer's Market on Saturdays
in Longview!! "LOCAL FLAVORS"
- our very own version of a mobile food concession
stand where we will be serving local meals made from local produce,
featuring the fabulous flavors you know and have come to love
like our Garlic Basil Dressing-Dip-Spread-Marinade-Sauce. And
if you don't already know and love them, you're about to!
It's been a bountiful and delicious season. We're
nearing the end of our 2006 Summer CSA season and are now offering
2006/7 Winter CSA Memberships. We are also accepting members for
the month of October. You can sign up for a month, a season, plus
we're also now offering one year memberships, and substantial
discounts for ones paid in full.
We customize our shares to meet your family's
needs...some people want more, some people want less, some people
don't like kale and some people love kale, some people love the
cut up ready to eat mixes and others like chopping the veggies
themselves...you get the idea.
We have two sizes, a Mini designed for 1-2 people,
and a Deluxe good for 2-4, and of course it varies depending upon
your vegetable needs...vegetarians may want more, those new to
the seasonal vegetable world may want less
Carlo Petrini, not daunted by the enormity of
the project, decided (see what one person can do to impact a world...hint,
hint) to host a first ever world meeting of food communities where
he brought together 5000 food producers from 130 nations in October
of 2004, and I was one of the fortunate ones as a delegate from
the Olympia area to attend this event in Turin, Italy, called
(Well, that's all for tonight. To be continued.
Had to start somewhere). Farmer Susie