Rotary Club of West Seattle: Berry orders; annual breakfast

One big event is in the books, and another one ahead, for the Rotary Club of West Seattle. First, what’s ahead: Advance orders are now being taken for the annual berry sale – deliveries are expected in July, but the sooner you order, the better. As usual, it’s a three-round sale – strawberries first, then raspberries, then blueberries; prices and projected pickup dates are listed here; you can place an order online by going to this page. It’s another of their major fundraisers for activities such as the annual Children’s Holiday Shopping Spree. Earlier this week, they gathered for the annual breakfast – photos ahead:

Guest speaker was Jim Dever, from KING 5. Also at the mike: Rotarian Josh Sutton, as emcee:

Food Lifeline president/CEO Linda Nageotte – a West Seattleite – paused for a photo with past president Amy Lee Derenthal:

Local political leaders attended too – here’s County Councilmember Joe McDermott:

And State Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon:

The club usually meets at noon Tuesdays at Salty’s on Alki, which is where this year’s breakfast event was held, too.

4 Replies to "Rotary Club of West Seattle: Berry orders; annual breakfast"

  • Nitro May 28, 2012 (9:14 am)

    Are any of the berries organic?

  • April May 28, 2012 (10:04 pm)

    Where do the berries come from?


  • Josh May 29, 2012 (6:44 am)

    Berries are from Mike & Jean’s farm in Skagit Valley. Will check on if organic, farm is longtime family run.

    Strawberries and Raspberries are cleaned, hulled and packed in their own juices in various bucket sizes. Ready for canning, freezer jam, pies, blended drinks and other uses. Blueberries are cleaned and bagged ready for same. Berries picked in the day or two previous to delivery – fresh and ready for you.

    All proceeds support WS Rotary work, including Kiddies Parade, Children’s Shopping Spree, Scholarships for local youth and International work like fresh water wells and Polio eradication.

    Great berries for you, big difference in our community and the world. Thanks for your support.

  • Idle May 29, 2012 (7:30 am)

    My mom and I have purchased the raspberries in past years and they are always delicious. I end up eating a lot by the spoonful or just over ice cream.

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