Locavore Love on Lummi Island

By Naomi Craw

February 12, 2013

Take a culinary island adventure with help from the Willows Inn

This article originally appeared in the February 2013 issue of Seattle Magazine.

Image Credit: 

Guillaume Gaudet

WHY: For the Fish, Forage and Farm package at The Willows Inn on Lummi Island. On this culinary island adventure, you’ll harvest food and forage for wild produce, before joining sous-chef Ben Spiegel to prepare the bounty (Tue.–Wed., year-round. $1,000/person or $1,500/double occupancy, includes two nights in the seaside guesthouse and meals. 2579 West Shore Drive; 360.758.2620; willows-inn.com).

WHILE YOU’RE THERE: Continue the locavore love with a visit to Goodthunder Arts Pottery (2307 Tutle Lane; 360.758.7121) for ceramics inspired by and created in the Lummi landscape.

GETTING THERE: The New York Times recently called the restaurant at Willows Inn one of the “top 10 restaurants worth a plane trip,” but for Seattleites, it’s just a drive and a ferry ride. Go north on Interstate 5 to Bellingham, take exit 260, then Slater Road west; follow signs to the Lummi Island ferry at Gooseberry Point. After disembarking the ferry, exit right to reach Willows Inn. Get directions.