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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 4:00 pm @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
1424 11th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
1424 11th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
Chophouse Row is getting ready to host a weekly farmers market in its courtyard running every Wednesday night from 4 to 8 pm, year-round, rain or shine with the first market scheduled for November 2, 2016. Organized and curated by Upper Bar Ferdinand’s Matt Dillon, the main focus will be on seasonal produce and other fresh farm products made possible by the collaboration with Puget Sound Food Hub farmers cooperative (PSFH),www.pugetsoundfoodhub.com. Expanding on the the spirit of urban community, the market will also feature local vendors showcasing seasonally-themed packaged foods, unique crafts and design products along with a rotation of guest stalls featuring other retail and restaurant tenants from Chophouse Row, which include Marmite, Amandine, Empire Espresso, Kurt Farm Shop, Niche Outside, Scotch Pine barbershop, Play doggie daycare, and Cake Skincare. Beyond the countless shopping choices, round out the evening with a wine tasting at Upper Bar Ferdinand hosted by co-owner/sommelier Marc Papineau.
There’s more – if you’ve participated in The Old Chaser Farm’s CSA or dined at Matt’s other venues, you know Michael Sanders’ Plane Bread. This peasant-style, crusty, caramel-y bread is naturally leavened and hand formed. It’s the essence of simplicity: just flour, water and sea salt that’s baked in small batches Tuesday thru Saturday. Up until now, only available for purchase at The London Plane, now Michael will have his fresh bread at every Night Market. Quantities are limited. Says Matt: “Get Naturally Risen and join the converted!”
Night Market brings innovative support to Puget Sound farmers. Bar Ferdinand will purchase products directly from PSFH, the organization representing a membership of independent family farms. Promoting a sustainable model, each farm will have presence at the weekly market while being able to stay on their property doing what they love – working the land to meet their customer’s needs. That translates into immediate sales for each family farm and no waste at the end of the evening – all unsold product will be incorporated in Matt’s restaurants or donated to local food banks.
“This project connects producers and customers on a weekly basis making it an integral part of basic amenities on Capitol Hill. Night Market at Chophouse Row will bring fresh, local produce (super local!) to the the heart of the city. It is a compelling new twist on the farmer’s market concept that will greatly benefit participating farmers and our regional food system as a whole. Working with Matt Dillon, one of the city’s most creative chefs, will really help showcase the amazing products of the maritime Northwest. Matt is from here. He understands our region’s bounty, and how to work with it, like no other.” Luke Woodward, Project Manager, NW Agriculture Business Center (NABC). Moreover, the project will help meet goals established by the King County Local Food Initiative,