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June 23, 2014 at 6:40pm

Olympia Food Co-op's new Read and Eat book and potluck club

Not as idyllic as you might think.

When the weather starts to turn warm, there's nothing we love more than to spend a night with a great book and spicy stir-fried fiddleheads with chile paste, sesame oil and walnuts. OK, maybe we also enjoy a little company, but where to find someone with the same weaknesses? Consider heading to The Commons at Fertile Ground Thursday at 6 p.m. for the Olympia Food Co-op's new Read and Eat book and potluck club. This week, the book they will discuss is Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer, Novella Carpenter's story of her move to an Oakland, Calif., neighborhood plagued by gang violence and her decision, despite the circumstances, to dive headfirst into urban farming.

Do you hear late-night gunshots while feeding your rabbits carrots? Then whip together a fava and pecorino crostini with mint and pea shoots and join this group in the beautiful and serene Commons. Fertile Ground's mission is to cultivate urban sustainability on a neighborhood scale, the perfect spot to discuss urban farming, drive-by shootings and recipes. Potlucking is not required to come discuss the book, but if you do bring a dish, be sure to write down the ingredients. You bet your recipe is open for discussion.

READ AND EAT SERIES, BOOK GROUP AND POTLUCK, 6-8 p.m., Thursday, June 26, The Commons at Fertile Ground Guesthouse, 311 Ninth Ave. SE, Olympia, free admission, 360.357.1106

LINK: Olympia Food Co-op's class schedule

Filed under: Books, Community, Olympia,

June 11, 2014 at 11:22am

New Moon, new menu

New Moon Cafe server/cooperative owner Eli Evans serves up the goods. Photo credit: Nikki McCoy

New Moon Café, which has sat comfortably along Fourth Avenue in downtown Olympia for the last 15 years, has made a few changes.

Fourteen new owners took over last July, turning the café into a cooperative, and the group has settled in enough to keep the popular breakfast/brunch/lunch spot reliable for regulars, with just enough change to call it their own.

The upgrades include new menu design and items, such as a chicken bacon ranch burger, build-your-own omelets, cobb salad, a grilled feta sandwich, Wild Cat - a house specialty that has sautéed onions, peppers, mushrooms and marinated tempeh over garlic rosemary potatoes - and for kids, a grilled Elvis, with peanut butter, honey and banana.


Filed under: Olympia, Community,

May 20, 2014 at 3:00pm

Former Seahawk Marcus Trufant to unveil his "You can't handle the Tru" Stacked Burger

The intern who handles press release on recently retired Seahawks who go on to create their own burger just handed us this news flash:

Marcus Trufant, whom recently retired with the Seattle Seahawks after a long successful career, will be unveiling his own Custom Stacked Burger at Stacks Burgers, Shakes & Fries and signing autographs. A percentage of all the sales from the evening will go back to benefit the Trufant Family Foundation.


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