Ten local like-minded nonprofit organizations that we can affiliate with and co-sponsor events.
Na’Ah Illahee Fund
The Marbled Chi
Makah Ozette Potato
In the late 1700s, the Makah Ozette Potato (Solanum tuberosum subsp. andigena) came from Peru by way of Spanish explorers to the Makah Tribe at Neah Bay, Washington. It's the only potato that was not rerouted through Europe. The Makah Ozette is also known by the names: Anna Cheeka’s Ozette and Ozette. The potato has an earthy, nutty flavor that is similar to the taste sensed in cooked dry beans. The flesh is firm and the texture is very creamy.
Olympia Native Oyster
The Olympia Native Oyster, also known as the Oly Oyster, is native to the west coast of the U.S. and was widely over-harvested to the point of depletion. The oyster is now hand harvested by a few family-run shellfish farms and local organizations, such as the Puget Sound Restoration Fund, who are committed to restoring this oyster in its natural habitat.
The name geoduck (pronounced gooey-duck) comes from the Nisqually Tribe of Washington state who called the animals "Gwe-duk” meaning "dig-deep". The clams are unique because of the length of their siphons, or necks, which enables them to burrow so deeply. The geoduck’s sweet flavor and crunchy texture reveal themselves best when the clam is eaten either raw or very quickly cooked.