The Wait is Over!

The CSA and Farmers Market season has begun!  This is the fourth week of my Affinity Farm CSA and the fourth week of the Moscow Farmers’ Market. With the our sunny Saturdays, the Moscow Farmers Market has been packed with excited customers, brightly colored booths, vegetable, flower and fruit starts and early spring greens!  And,…

Hodapps Berry & Dairy

This week was the grand opening of Hodapps Berry and Dairy in Lewiston.  Conveniently located at the bottom of the Old Spiral Highway and only 35 minutes from Moscow, visiting the farm was a great Saturday outing.  When we got to the farm, we were met by farmer Greg Hodapp and his enthusiastic canine sidekick,…

Crop Mobbing at Pokey Creek Farm

As the rich green hues of the Palouse begin to shift to a more rustic palette we start to see harvest celebrations centered around local food, like Buy Local Moscow’s Eat Local Week (great post with details here). Last Sunday I had the privilege of rounding out a wonderful week of local love at Pokey Creek Farm in…

Celebrate Autumn – with Apple-Plum Pork Chops

WSU Family-Graduate Housing, has a lot of great programs, but one of my favorites has always been the fall apple picking at Bishop’s Orchard in Garfield, Washington. This event was last weekend and it was a beautiful day for it! We came away with 12 pounds of apples –  some of them, of course, have…

Summer-Harvest Vegetable Soup

As we move past mid-September, the Palouse-Clearwater region has been experiencing some hints of the transition from summer to fall. I find this a bittersweet time, because I love the changing fall leaves and their crunch and shadows on the sidewalks, the abundance of harvest season, and when it is a bit cold and rainy…

Lentil Fest!

Did you go to the National Lentil Festival in Pullman last weekend? We did, and we had a great time! It’s not every day that we get to dress up like a vegetable and joing a parade (and have all your friends see/mock you for it), listen to one of our favorite musicians and eat…

Weeknight Summer Dinner – a Quick Inspiration: with Salsa-Salad

At the height of summer in the Palouse-Clearwater region, we’ve got lots of amazing goodies that can be put together for a simple evening meal. Maybe you are working extra hard during harvest time, or to welcome the students back or maybe you’ve been out playing hard and want to throw together a quick “square…

Dried cherries, for year-long summer enjoyment!

Cherries are from the genus “prunus,” (just like plums, peaches, apricots and almonds) and come in many varieties. Common varieties around the Palouse-Clearwater region are pie cherries, Rainier cherries and Dark cherries like Bing, Van and Lambert. Cherry season is pretty much over in the Palouse-Clearwater region. Great places to get them, often during the…

U-pick blueberries!

I just had the best Friday night! How great is summer! We piled in our car with a friend of ours and went for a drive. Our first task was to pick up our awesome July chickens from Link’d Hearts Ranch just outside of Palouse. Then, we had a beautiful drive out to 1811 Old River…

Theo Chocolate Factory Tour in Seattle

One of the greatest parts of our vacation to “the West Side” was taking a tour of the Theo chocolate factory in Seattle – here’s my attempt to vicariously share the experience with my wonderful readers here in the PCW foodshed! One of my favorite tidbits from the tour, is that the company, Theo, is…