Featured Fall cider cocktail at the Finnriver taproom...honoring how things can get better with age and how old growth holds the most connectivity and wisdom. A glass of our Autumn seasonal cider, Forest Ginger, with a hearty dose of our 2-year oak-aged Pommeau with custom-distilled apple brandy, crafted with organic apples grown in Chimacum. With thanks to @admiraltyjake and @skiprock for the distillation and to the fir trees on the farm and on Chimacum Ridge for sharing such aromatic and flavorful forested gifts...#finnriver
Okay I’m not a pro food photographer but I am a pro eater! And I was very grateful last night to enjoy a Washington Cider Week special cider flight and menu at Alderwood Bistro in Sequim - where our friend Chef Gabriel cooks extraordinary things… Including baking up this beautiful bread featuring organic grains grown and milled by @finnrivergrainco in the Chimacum Valley, and loaded with foraged mushrooms and other seasonal gifts. The bounty and privilege of a plate full of lovingly grown and prepared food is one I hold with gratitude and reverence. Thank you to @alderwoodbistro kitchen staff and servers for feeding us so excellently! Thank you @waciderweek for inspiring the event. Y’all can go enjoy the special cider pairing through Saturday! #waciderweek #finnriver #alderwoodbistro
Photo and post of Keith’s Chimacum field of organic buckwheat, thanks to @chimacumgrange. The field here was cut and windrowed for drying before harvest last week. Keith is waiting to mill it, however, until just before the Chimacum Grange Pancake Feed Farm Tour Weekend, Sunday, Sept 22nd, 9-noon. Not your everyday Buckwheat Pancakes! Topped with Finnriver Blueberry Syrup thanks to @janetaubin and served alongside Doyle Yancy's Egg & I Breakfast Sausage and @chimacumcorner farmstand cantaloupe. Hope to see you there - 9572 Rhody Drive. Tickets at the door - $12 adults, $7 kids 10 and under. Live music by Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals. Raffle at 11:00.
“This is not our world with trees in it. It’s a world of trees, where humans have just arrived.” — from The Overstory by R. Powers. Feeling the trees today — from this maple I met on a mountainside this weekend that made me gawk in awe, to all of the trees in our apple orchard whose fruits sustain us, to the wide swaths of burning Amazon that have been breathing life into the world for eons. Wanted to write a poem about the trees today — but the only words I can find this morning are these: inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale...