2017 Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner: “Going with the Grain”
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephen S. Jones, Director, WSU Bread Lab
Pre-Dinner Conference “Specialty Grain Production for Kitsap County”
Join us before dinner for a very special conference! Did you know there’s a resurgence in Western Washington of locally-grown, specialty grain, and a slew of related craft business popping up in its wake, like millers, brewers, distillers, and bakers, who are creating new and vibrant markets for these crops? Explore the possibilities of grain production and grain-based craft right here in Kitsap County.
Dr. Steve Jones, Director, WSU Bread Lab, will present our dinner keynote, where you’ll learn about Washington State University’s Bread Lab, located in nearby Skagit County. It’s a unique and very special resource making an impact both here and around the globe.
Joining Dr. Jones is Dr. Laura Lewis, Director, WSU Jefferson County Extension, Matt Tinder, specialty baker and owner of Saboteur Bakery, Bremerton, local grain farmer, to be announced.
Dr. Stephen S. Jones is Director of the WSU Bread Lab in Skagit County. The Bread Lab is a combination think tank and baking laboratory where scientists, bakers, chefs, farmers, maltsters, brewers, distillers and millers experiment with improved flavor, nutrition and functionality of regional and obscure wheats, barley, other small grains and beans.
Bill Gates visited Dr. Jones at the Bread Lab this summer, and had this to share: https://www.gatesnotes.com/Development/Bread-Lab
Learn more about The Bread Lab here: http://thebreadlab.wsu.edu/
When: Sunday, September 24, 2017
Where: Olympic College, 1600 Chester Avenue, Bremerton
Conference/Panel: 2:30-4:30pm, Olympic College Rotunda; “Specialty Grain Production for Kitsap County.”
Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner: 5-8 pm in the Bremer-Student Center. Led by culinary master, Chef Chris Plemmons, of Olympic College Culinary Program. The dinner includes reception, awards, keynote talk “Going with the Grain – Innovation and Tradition” with Dr. Steve Jones, silent auction, and the best dinner of the year!
Parking: Please park in the east parking lot, and enter the Bremer Student Center at the Broadway entrance. Look for signs!
Purchase tickets now!
$45 individual; $80 couple; $300 table (seats 8); $30 Farmer/Intern; Kids 7 and under free!
Be part of the Kitsap Farm-to-Table event of the year, Sunday, September 24, 2017
We need your help to create a memorable farm-to-table community feast made with Kitsap grown goods prepared by local chefs who support KCAA’s mission (kitsapag.org).
We need dining room attendants, decorators, education ambassadors, and more.
Volunteers needed all day for setup and during event. Dinner starts at 5pm.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This event supports the Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance in its effort to build a stronger local food network and the next generation of farmers, through resources, education, and advocacy for local agriculture in Kitsap County.