2011 Sequim Irrigation Festival

2011 Sequim Irrigation Festival

2011 is the “One Hundred and Sweet Sixteen” Sequim Irrigation Festival. The oldest festival in the state is currently underway, and concludes Sunday, May 15. What a great excuse to drop everything and travel to the Olympic Peninsula this weekend. Sequim Irrigation Festival Highlights: Logging Show, Truck & Tractor Pull. May 13, 5-10 p.m., May … Read More

Cape Flattery

Cape Flattery

Cape Flattery sits at the northwestern tip of the Olympic Peninsula, on Makah land. Indeed, it is the northwestern-most point of the contiguous United States. For that reason alone, it’s worth a visit. It’s easier to travel to the tip of Cape Flattery than it used to be. A couple of years ago, the rough … Read More

Port Townsend Rhododendron Festival

Port Townsend Rhododendron Festival

Each spring, historic Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula celebrates community and Washington’s beautiful state flower during the Rhododendron Festival. In 2011, the 76th Annual  Rhododendron Festival takes place May 16-21. Rhody Fest means spring has come. Residents of Port Townsend and surrounding communities participate in numerous parades just for the fun of it during … Read More

Sol Duck Hot Springs and Washington Wine

Sol Duck Hot Springs and Washington Wine

Wouldn’t a soak in natural hot springs feel good right about now? Sol Duc Hot Springs are located in the Olympic National Park, about an hour beyond Port Angeles, WA. It is a rustic paradise. Leave your cell phone at home and journey to a place where the main activities are soaking in mineral hot … Read More

Port Townsend Kitchen Tour

Port Townsend Kitchen Tour

The kitchen has long been the heart of the home. People are drawn to the warmth of the kitchen and sustained by the meals that emerge from it. For many, the kitchen is the embodiment of the word “home”. Perhaps that’s why it’s so interesting to see other peoples’ kitchens. The 14th annual Port Townsend … Read More

Wine and Cheese on the Olympic Peninsula This Weekend

Wine and Cheese on the Olympic Peninsula This Weekend

It’s finally here, the weekend all wine and cheese aficionados have been anticipating for weeks. The Northwest Wine and Cheese Tour of Olympic Peninsula WA Wineries is tomorrow and Sunday, April 16 and 17, 2011. Hire a sitter for the kids or call your closest friends – a variety of wine will be poured at … Read More

More Local Cheese to Pair with WA Wine

More Local Cheese to Pair with WA Wine

It’s true. Our Washington State Wineries have found more local cheeses to pair with our wines during the annual Northwest Wine & Cheese Tour on April 16 – 17, 2011. Past blogs have featured Mystery Bay Farm of Marrowstone Island, Mt.Townsend Creamery of Port Townsend, Golden Glen Creamery and Gothberg Farms, both from Bow, and … Read More

Port Townsend Farmers Market Opens April 2

Port Townsend Farmers Market Opens April 2

The Port Townsend Farmers Market is a big market for a small town. Each week, more than 70 vendors set up their stalls to sell their wares and thousands of people visit them. 40 farms sell fresh, locally grown produce. 4 artisan cheesemakers sell cheese created from locally raised sheep, goats, and cows. There are … Read More

Meet the Washington Cheesemakers

Meet the Washington Cheesemakers

It is an honor to be serving our Washington Wine with locally crafted cheese during our NW Wine and Cheese Tour, April 16 & 17, 2011. The following cheesemakers all use only the finest quality milk from locally raised cows, goats, or sheep in their cheeses. One of them focuses on the production end of … Read More

Celebrate Locally Grown Wine and Cheese

Celebrate Locally Grown Wine and Cheese

Locally grown. It’s a movement that has been quietly growing for years in this country, especially in the Pacific Northwest. More and more people are shopping at farmers markets and joining CSAs. More and more people are purchasing eggs freshly hatched from local chickens, raw milk, and grass-fed beef. These foods may cost a bit … Read More

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Washington Wine

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Washington Wine

March 8, 2011, is the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day. This is a day for women to come together, recognize achievements, and look toward the future. In countries all around the globe, women meet to discuss politics, business, art, and societal needs. The overriding theme for 2011 International Women’s Day is “Equal access to … Read More

The Spruce Railroad Trail

The Spruce Railroad Trail

Feeling like a weekend of fresh air and exercise? Head to the Olympic Peninsula and hike the Spruce Railroad Trail, then enjoy a glass of Olympic Peninsula, Washington State Wine. During World War I, a railroad was built to transport Sitka Spruce from the forests of the Olympic Peninsula to Seattle. Today, a section of … Read More