Locavore. n. Culinary adventurers making an effort to eat only foods grown or harvested within a 100-mile radius of their homes. Word of the Year 2007 in the New Oxford American Dictionary.
Tilth on the Willapa, a local non-profit earnestly inspiring digging in the dirt for increased food production on the Peninsula, is having a locavore dinner and evening of discussion 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Senior Center in Klipsan Beach.
The meal will be prepared by accomplished chef Jimella Lucas, of Ark Restaurant fame and currently proprietor of Jimella’s Seafood Market and Community Store. Goat cheese, potatoes, beets, parsnips, chard, greens, squash and garlic will all come from local farms, donated by Tilth members. There are rumors of a rhubarb tart for dessert. Meal cost is a very reasonable $8 for adults and $4 for kids 12+ (younger kids are free). There is no fee for folks wanting to attend just the evening program and discussion, featuring National Public Radio personality, musician, author, auctioneer, and oyster farmer, Sandy Bradley, which begins at 6:15 pm.
There is so much wonderful, locally-grown food here in the Pacific Northwest and especially at the mouth of the Columbia River. Whether you’re a Peninsulan, one of our neighbors, of just in the area for a visit, come celebrate the harvest, eat some fabulous food and learn more about gardening. For more information, or to donate locally-produced food, contact Sandy at 360-665-2926.