Mount Vernon–“Eat the Skagit,” a weaner pig to go and grow, a week’s getaway to San Jose del Cabo in Baja, and two Eddyline kayaks are just a few of the fabulous items available at Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland’s 10th Annual Celebrate Skagit Harvest Dinner & Auction , which takes place on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008 atSt. Joseph Center, 215 N. 15th St., Mount Vernon.
The evening of ‘Diamonds & Denim” begins at 5:30 pm with appetizers and champagne, two silent auction, entertainment and chances to stake a claim for a ‘Diamond in the Rough.’ Blue jeans and bling-bling (jewelry) attire is encouraged.
As the live auction begins at 7 pm, a distinctive 5- course dinner will be served featuring fresh, local foods from the Skagit Valley, prepared by distinguished chefs Thomas Palmer, Palmer’s in La Conner; Martin Hahn, Culinary Arts Program, Skagit Valley College and formerly co-owner of the Black Swan in La Conner; Nicole Holbert, Café Adrift in Anacortes; and Robert Zutter, Star Bar in Anacortes.
Many local farms, businesses, restaurants and volunteers are contributing to the annual dinner and auction, which celebrates the fall harvest and the bounty of foods from theSkagit Valley. Proceeds benefit Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland.
Special thanks to this year’s sponsors: Darigold, Fisher & Sons, Linde Insurance, Puget Sound Energy, Herman Rose, ShoreBank Pacific, Skagit Farmers Supply, Washington State Potato Commission, Frontier Bank, Osborne Seed Company LLC, Peoples Bank, Scholten’s Equipment, Skagit State Bank, Skagit Valley Publishing, Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company, Washington Alder LLC, Washington Bulb, Anacortes Financial Associates, Business Bank of Skagit County, Calico Cupboard, Charlie’s Produce, Farmers Equipment Co., Food Services, Inc., Northwest Farm Credit Services, Pacific Woodtech Corporation, Pat Rimmer’s Les Schwab Tire Centers Burlington, Shell Puget Sound Refinery, Skagit Valley Food Co-op, Smith and Morrison Farms, Windermere Real Estate, Anacortes and Mount Vernon, Aztec Self-Storage, Lervik Engineering.
Reserved seating is available at $65 per person or $520 for a table of eight. For reservations or more information, call Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland, 360-336-3974.