15th Annual Harvest Dinner


Farmers of the Year Tom and Holly Clark ask the audience who had supported a local farmer within the past week. Photo taken by Lindsey Aspelund.

On Saturday September 27th, North Olympic Land Trust held its 15th Annual Harvest Dinner at Sunland Country Club.  The 200 guests at this sold-out event enjoyed a six-course feast made entirely from local ingredients – except for a select few out-of-region items like cooking oil – under the direction of Cultivated Palette’s Chef Arran Stark from Port Townsend.

The dinner celebrated our area’s agricultural heritage and honored Tom and Holly Clark as Farmers of the Year.  Other featured speakers included Chef Greg Atkinson and Rep Derek Kilmer.

The dinner also raised funds to support Land Trust activity protecting our regions farms, fish and forests with an emphasis on raising funds for farmland protection.  In total, the event brought in about $43,500 in donations.