Local Producers

July 18, 2012 10:59 PM
Since 1905, Collins Family Orchard has produced a wealth of fruit, including Rainier, lapin and Bing cherries. Now, the family-owned farm...
July 17, 2012 11:18 PM
Wine and chocolate? So last summer, thanks to Seattle-based Cookie Box, which is redefining the concept of “cookie” with its savory line of...
July 6, 2012 4:07 PM
Now, I’m not saying one should be drinking all day. You have to know when to say when, as the saying goes, and I certainly don’t want to...
June 28, 2012 4:35 PM
Seattle is a drink-lover’s paradise. Not only is it in a state that has some of the best wine outside of Italy and France, but it’s also a...
June 22, 2012 4:06 PM
There’s nothing like seeing a baseball game at Safeco Field. Or any other stadium, for that matter, but I like Safeco best—especially when...
June 21, 2012 5:39 AM
For Nathan Kaiser, it's all about the hard work of his grandfather and his grandfather's fathers before him. Five generations of his family...
June 15, 2012 11:30 PM
Mark Ryan 2009 Long Haul, $48This wine shows what Klipsun Vineyard fruit can do in a blend. All the fruit comes from Red Mountain, with 68...
June 15, 2012 11:26 PM
Washington winemakers are used to the spotlight; their industry’s spectacular growth over the past 30 years has gained them plenty of fame...
June 14, 2012 4:58 PM
Sure you could get him a tie. Or maybe a wallet. But really, what dad wants is a drink (and don’t you think he deserves one after putting...
June 13, 2012 12:37 AM
Although he grows a mean Chinese eggplant—a rare variety not found elsewhere in the Seattle area—Westover Farm’s Darrell Westover admits he...
June 7, 2012 4:06 PM
OK, so it’s not the most brilliant day for the debut of the Queen Anne Farmers Market. But come on, we’re used to buckets of rain in June,...
June 4, 2012 4:43 PM
As mentioned in numerous news stories, articles, Tweets, placards, and even an earlier blog post, the booze-selling landscape changes that...
May 23, 2012 9:51 PM
Washington’s wine industry is maturing into adolescence—a far cry from its infancy in the early ’70s. Back then, there were only about a...
May 23, 2012 2:09 AM
One mild day in spring, on the roof of Ballard’s Bastille Restaurant, a sweet, summery smell pulsed through the air. Was it emanating from...
May 23, 2012 12:55 AM
Second-generation farmer Steve Schuh, along with his wife, Susan, has been selling U-pick strawberries for more than 30 years. Now, the...