Much like a word-game to fill in the blank, when I hear “Washington”, I think “D.C.”.
This time I was on the opposite coast, in a very different Washington.
I work in Marketing for Small Planet Foods, part of that family is Cascadian Farm (CF). Our trip to the coast brought us to the home farm, the place CF was born and raised. Welcome to the Cascadian Farm:
Our tour with Farmer Jim only showed us a portion of the farm, stretched over three hours of educational adventuring. Many of the Farmers here have been there for at least 20 years, and they are such a wealth of organic-farming knowledge!
As you can see above, we were well fed for the tour – fresh, organic & homemade broccoli cheddar soup, veggie (or turkey) sandwiches & fresh blueberry ice-cream (definitely worth a West-bound journey!).
Other adventures included an early run along Similk beach, stopping at the lululemon Burlington Outlet store, dropping our bags off at the hotel in Seattle, and explorations in a new-t0-me city.
It was a perfect sunny day, and I completely fell for it. Seattle, you were very charming:
Yes, I’ll definitely be back here – for work or pleasure, you won’t have to twist my arm. I tried to remind myself this blue-sky summer day isn’t the norm; Denver welcomed us back warmly on Friday night.
Any Seattle must-see / do that I should add to the list for next time?
We ate lunch at Portage Bay Cafe (huge thumbs up – local food, delicious menu), walked along Pike St to the market of all markets, saw the first Starbucks shop, walked to the edge to look out over the water, and had a glass of vino on a roof-deck at The Pink Room.
If you just under three hours to be a tourist, I’d highly recommend all of the above!