This year, the 16th-annual Harvest Dinner will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 — two weeks earlier than past years. Tickets are selling quickly and are expected to be sold out by Labor Day.
This year marks the 25th year North Olympic Land Trust has worked on behalf of the community to conserve lands that define this place.
In its first 25 years, the land trust permanently has conserved over 3,000 acres, including over 450 acres of working farmland on over a dozen farms.
Proceeds from the Harvest Dinner are instrumental in the conservation of local farms, local food and the preservation of agricultural jobs in Clallam County.
Thanks to the generosity of donors at prior dinners, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised to help save local farms including Finn Hall Farm, Dungeness Valley Creamery, Plowsong Farm and 24-Carrot Farm. Efforts are under way to protect another 200-plus acres of farmland north of Sequim.
This year, the staff at Sequim’s Nourish restaurant take on the role of lead chef. Ingredients for this multi-course meal are sourced within 100 miles of Sequim. Dr. Stephen Jones, director of Washington State University’s Mount Vernon Research Center, is the featured speaker. He is a board member of the PCC Farmland Trust, a professor and researcher on grain varieties ideal for maintaining strong Northwest farms in times of drought. In addition, there will be the “Farmer of the Year” presentation.
Tickets are available at northolympiclandtrust.org or by calling 417-1815.
Tickets purchased by Sept. 1 are $100 per person and then prices will rise to $115. Tickets will go fast and there will be no ticket sales at the door.