On Tuesday, July 16th, nearly 40 supporters of Food Roots gathered at the Pacific Restaurant in downtown Tillamook to celebrate our local farmers and food producers, learn about the important work Food Roots is doing to strengthen our north coast food system. Pacific Restaurant's Nelia Serapion, along with her hardworking staff and kitchen crew, treated guests to an incredible dinner featuring multiple preparations of Nehalem River Ranch pastured beef and pork, along with a variety of local produce and dairy from Circe's Garden, Fawcett Creek Farm, Mt. Hebo Produce, Nestucca Bay Creamery, Brickyard Farms, Bennett Family Farm, Berry Patch Girls, and Tillamook Cheese.
Part of Food Roots' and Nehalem River Ranch's ongoing Harvest Dinner series, these dinners provide us a chance to tell attendees about our work, advocate for our local farmers and food producers, feature the amazing Tillamook County chefs and restaurants who are committed to sourcing from our local farmers for their menus, and highlight ways the community can support our work. We want to give a huge thanks to all the guests who came out to join us, to Nelia Serapion, Philip Biermann, and the entire Pacific Restaurant staff for treating us to such an amazing meal, to Nehalem River Ranch and Jared Gardner for co-hosting this series with us and providing us their impressive pastured beef and pork to highlight during the dinner, and to all the other local producers who contributed to the meal.
While this dinner marked the end of our 2018-19 Harvest Dinner series, we expect to come back strong late this year for a new series moving into 2020. For more information about our Harvest Dinner series and to learn about future dinners, please email Joel Caris at firstname.lastname@example.org.