We know that many of you will be glued to the set Sunday evening for the 88th Academy Awards. The red carpet parade kicks off at 4 p.m., and the awards, hosted by Chris Rock, get going at 5:30 p.m. That means you've got all kinds of time to shop and stroll at the farmers market before parking in front of the boob tube.
Veteran Oscars fans know that the show can go on for an eternity, so it's critical to have endurance vittles on hand. We've put together a bunch of snack ideas, all featuring locally grown, raised or crafted ingredients.
Buckwheat Blini with smoked salmon or salmon roe: Buckwheat flour from Nash’s Organic Produce, smoked salmon from Loki or Wilson Fish
Meatloaf sandwiches: Ground beef from Skagit River Ranch, Chipotle and Sage meatloaf mix (with recipe) from Thyme and Season, with piccalilli from Britt’s Pickles
Fancy toast: Baguette from Tall Grass Bakery, or a loaf of sourdough levain from Locally Leavened Breads, sliced into thin rounds and toasted in a 300-degree oven.
- Apples from Martin’s, ACMA or Collins w/ Aged sheep’s milk feta or fresh spreadable Brebis Frais from Glendale Shepherd
- Goat’s milk fromage blanc from Mt. Townsend Creamery and jam from Sweet Caroline's
- Yin-Yang Carrots from Firefly Kitchens with pate from Sea Breeze Farm
Kale chips with kale from Colinwood, Growing Washington, Kirsop Farm, Nash’s, Stoney Plains
Dip and crudité: Onion dip with onions from Lyall Farm or Colinwood; sheep’s milk yogurt from Glendale Shephard; carrots from Red Barn.