Events in The Junction today: SWS Festival, Market, CKS’ 10th

First, a quick sponsor note that’s also a shoutout to a small-business success story: As advertised in our sidebar, Curious Kidstuff in The Junction is celebrating its 10th anniversary today with a one-day, 25% off sale. Happy anniversary! Now, the two other events, swslogo.jpgjust a couple blocks from CKS: After less than a year of existence, Sustainable West Seattle is throwing a party for the whole community — the first-ever Sustainable WS Festival, 10 am-3 pm today, at two locations in The Junction: The Wells Fargo parking lot at the NE corner of 44th/Alaska, and ArtsWest, where a Transit/Transportation Forum has two sessions, 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. (Actually, three festival locations – bus tours to High Point leave at 11 am and 12:30 pm.) There’s a huge slate of workshops, speakers, and events; see it here. We’ll be reporting from a table at the festival all day (and promoting West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day). Don’t forget to bring donations for the West Seattle Food Bank! Speaking of food, this all unfolds right by the weekly West Seattle Farmers’ Market, 10 am-2 pm; plant lovers will want to check the Langley Fine Gardens (despite the name, which evokes a Whidbey town, they’re from Vashon) stand, where we spotted our favorite spiky solanums last week. Read on for the official “fresh sheet” from market organizers:


Asparagus – Organic – at all Markets



Miner’s Lettuce




Fiddlehead Ferns

Sugar Snap Peas

Garlic Chives – early green garlic


Alvarez Farms: Asparagus

Willie Green’s Organic Farm: Lettuce, Herbs, Veggie Starts at all markets

Billy’s: Tomato and Veggie Starts, Rhubarb, Herbs, Lettuce – at UD and WS

Puget Beach Shellfish – Oysters – at WS

Greens: Arugula Raab, Flowering Mustard Raab, Lacinato Kale Raab, Red and Green Cabbage Raab, Sorrel, Mustard Greens, Collards, Kales

Tender baby field greens: Mizuna, Arugula, Sorrel

Tons of Vegetable Starts: Spring Lettuces (many heirloom varieties), Basil, Heirloom Tomatoes, Artichoke, Radicchio, Edible Pea Pods, Beets, Cippolini and Walla Walla Sweet Onions, Flat leaf Parsley, Edible Violas – etc.

Flower Starts: Sweet Peas, Poppy, Draught-Tolerant Perennials, Hummingbird attractors; Chilean Glory Vine and Sage.









Jerusalem Artichokes

Garlic – Red, White and Elephant



Dried +Shelling Beans: Black, Cannellini, Cranberry.

Cabbage: Red, White and Savoy

Onions: Yellow Onions

Beets – Red, Golden, Chioggia , Cylinder


Wild Greens: Miner’s Lettuce, Stinging Nettles

Herbs: Rosemary, Thyme, Parsley

POTATOES: Yukon Golds, Yellow Finn, Austrian Crescent , Red Thumb Fingerlings, Russet

APPLES: Fuji, Pink Lady

Local Farmstead Cheeses: Cow, sheep, buffalo and goat cheeses. Goudas , Cheddars, Fresh Mozzarella, Brie, Pecorino, Parmesan, Provolone, Semi-soft blue, Aged and Raw varieties. So many cheeses to choose from this time of year…

EGGS: Lovingly collected every morning from organically fed, run-around-the-barnyard local chickens and ducks. Growing Things, Rickman Gulch Farm, Stokesberry Farm. At all markets.

WINES: Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet, Syrah and Blends from Sweetbread Cellars on Vashon Island . Brought to Market by Sea Breeze Farm. At UD, WS. Sweet Raspberry wine from Rockridge Farms at U-District and West Seattle.

SOUP STOCKS: Veal, chicken, beef, duck and lamb stocks; rich, gelatinous stocks for your best home recipes – Sea Breeze Farms – at UD and WS

FISH: Wild Salmon: Smoked and frozen Sockeye, KING and Coho. Also Lox, Jerky, Salmon sausage and patties, Chum Caviar, Pickled Salmon

WILD MUSHROOMS: Dried varieties.


Apples, Wild Huckleberries, Peaches, Apricots, Prunes, Asian Pears, Bosc Pears, Tomatoes, Celery Leaf, Hot Chilies, Garlic Powders

Dried Herbs: Basil, Parsley Dried Mushrooms: Chanterelles, Lobster, Porcini, Truffle Salt

PORK: Organic/Pasture-Raised and finished pork from Bow ( Samish Bay ) and Reardan , WA (Wooly Pigs) and Sedro Woolley (Skagit River Ranch). All cuts; frozen and smoked. Loin, chops, roasts, ham, bacon, sausages, porchetta. LARD.

BEEF: Organic pasture raised and finished beef from Samish Bay , Olsen Farms, Skagit River Ranch and Seabreeze Farms. Steaks, Roasts, Hamburger, Summer Sausage, Andouille Sausage, Jerky, London Broil, soup bones, dog bones…

CHICKEN and DUCK: Free-run locally raised chickens and ducks. Fresh and frozen fryers, stewing hens and roasters. Chicken liver (pate) and chicken stock. Stokesberry Farm, Growing Things and Rickman Gulch Farm. At all markets.

VEAL: Veal Ribs, Loin Chops, Top Round, Shanks. Sea Breeze Farm (UD, WS)

LAMB: Fresh cuts, ground fresh – Sea Breeze Farm (UD, WS)

GOAT MEAT: From Sea Breeze Farm on Vashon Island and Toboton Creek Boer Goat Farm in Yelm. At West Seattle and U-District.

PATE’: Pate de Foie (chicken, pork and calf liver with red wine, cream and garlic. At UD and WS.


Port Madison Farm: FRESH Goat cheese: Chevre, Brie, Gruyere-style, Yogurts.

Samish Bay: Queso Fresco, Farmer Cheese (spreadable – uncooked), Feta, Mozzarella. Yogurt. Also Organic Gouda (from Jersey cows): Flavored Goudas : Cumin, Nettle, Mont Blanchard, Montasio (U-District, West Seattle )

Mt. Townsend Creamery (Port Townsend): Cow’s milk cheeses. Brie, Tomme and Camembert. ( West Seattle and U-District).

Sea Breeze Farm ( Vashon Island ): Aged Cow’s milk (7 mos) Goat’s (aged 3mos), fresh whey Ricotta, Crème Fraiche, Buttermilk, Milk and Heavy Cream. (U-District, West Seattle )

River Valley Cheese ( Fall City ): Raw Cow and Goat milk cheeses. Hard Goat Cheese, fresh Goat Chevre, flavored fresh Goat Chevre, Feta, Cow’s milk cheeses soaked in Cabernet and Pike Place Ale, Cow’s milk Cheddar. Cow’s milk Pepper Jack. Fresh Mozzarella. Golden Glen Creamery: Cow’s milk Cheddars (Plain, Sweet Basil, Red Pepper, Jalapeño), Gouda , Curds, Parmesan, Feta, Mozzarella. FRESH CREAMERY BUTTER.

FRESH PASTA: Fresh egg, red bell pepper, basil, squid ink, carrot, tomato and spinach pasta made with semolina flour. Also fresh raviolis with olive & artichoke, mushroom, pumpkin, spinach/roasted garlic, goat cheese and 4-cheese fillings. From La Pasta

HONEY: Blackberry & Wildflower; Raw, unheated &unfiltered. Raw Honeycomb.

PASTRIES: Pies, pretzels, tarts, brulee, gateau, cookies, scones, cinnamon rolls, brownies, cookies, muffins, loaf cakes, biscotti, granolas. FLYING APRON VEGAN baked goods; cakes, scones, muffins, cookies, tarts at U-District, and West Seattle. EATS MARKET CAFE: Cookies, Pastries, Sandwich Wraps, Cakes at WS. HERBAN FEAST: Savory Breakfast Strata, Pastries, Sandwiches at WS.

ARTISAN BREADS: Italian and French style rustic loaves from Tall Grass Bakery, Columbia City Bakery and Lola’s South City Bakery.

CIDERS – Apple, Apple Raspberry, Apple Apricot, Spiced Apple, Cherry-Apple, Ginger Lemonade from Rockridge Farms and Woodring Foods.

HARD CIDERS – Apple, Honey (Mead), Apple, Berry from Rockridge Orchards

JAMS, JELLIES, SAUCES, SPREADS AND PRESERVES: White Chocolate Marzipan, Bittersweet chocolate, Chocolate Hazelnut, Milk Chocolate sauces from Woodring Foods. Lavender, Rose Petal, Raspberry, Peach Chipotle, Marionberry, Black Raspberry, Golden Raspberry, Black Currant, Tayberry, Lingonberry, Blueberry, Strawberry Rhubarb, Apricot, Apple, Pumpkin jams and spreads from Woodring Foods. Ginger Chutney from Woodring Foods. Peach, Apricot, Blackberry and Blueberry jams from Growing Things.

1 Reply to "Events in The Junction today: SWS Festival, Market, CKS' 10th"

  • Ken May 4, 2008 (9:54 am)

    What the hell do people come to Highpoint to see? Look at how we keep a small percentage of our poor people close by the wealthy?

    I have been meaning to go across the street when the gangs of gawkers walk by and ask them just what kind of mix of bulls**t and buzzwords they are being fed…

    I can put it in a sound bite for them and save the trip.

    Storm-water run off can be mitigated by the application of several hundred million dollars when you have a clean slate to spend an entire year re-grading. The salmon still die on contact with the creek, but we don’t feel guilty about it anymore.


    We live in a city. Some things are doable and some things are not.

    I am tired of the high level of smoke blowing I see attached to the words ecology, sustainable and organic. They are becoming marketing tools.

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