Eat Island Grown

Posted July 1, 2019 at 5:43 am by

Eat Island Grown Launch­es New Blog Fea­tur­ing the His­to­ry and Sto­ries of San Juan Islands Agriculture
Read sto­ries behind Island Grown foods with farmer pro­files, recipes, his­to­ry and more!
“Behind every meal is a sto­ry” and we are telling them on the new Eat Island Grown blog, launched on June 28th, 2019 ( 
The unique “ter­roir” and “mer­roir” of the San Juan Islands and the Sal­ish Sea cre­ate con­di­tions that have offered a frag­ile but boun­ti­ful har­vest to islanders and beyond for gen­er­a­tions, from camas root to cock­les, from salal berries to salmon.
“Farm­ing and fish­ing have been a way of life [in the islands] begin­ning with the Native Amer­i­cans who fished and hunt­ed here 7,000 to 9,000 years ago,” writes Iris Grav­ille in Boun­ty, a book full of great images, sto­ries and recipes high­light­ing the fam­i­ly farms of Lopez Island. The sto­ries that grow along with the food that is raised and made in San Juan Coun­ty are root­ed in a rich his­to­ry worth remembering.

In cel­e­bra­tion of the islands’ rich agri­cul­tur­al his­to­ry, and toward con­nect­ing con­sumers with the pro­duc­ers who offer these her­itage tastes today, the Eat Island Grown cam­paign is a col­lab­o­ra­tive coun­ty­wide ini­tia­tive admin­is­tered by the San Juan Islands Agri­cul­tur­al Guild and Island Grown in the San Juans, pro­mot­ing prod­ucts grown, made, or gath­ered in San Juan Coun­ty, WA.
Paired with his­tor­i­cal vignettes on our blog (, are sto­ries writ­ten by local experts about con­tem­po­rary farm­ers, recipes, and infor­ma­tion on where to pur­chase high-qual­i­ty island grown prod­ucts that are good for our com­mu­ni­ty, our lands and our local econ­o­my, and that pro­mote a sus­tain­able future on the islands.

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