Join us at the table and on the farm Saturday, April 27th from 12-4pm in the Snoqualmie Valley, just 25 miles east of Seattle. Celebrate a small-scale artisan producer and environmental steward, and enjoy the rewards of this unique food community.
We'll begin with a seasonal, family-style feast at The Grange in Duvall featuring local produce and Cherry Valley Dairy products. As we eat, we’ll learn about the tradition of raw milk cheese production in Washington, as well as the opportunities and challenges for small, sustainable creamery operations today.
We will then gather for a special, in-depth tour and cheese tasting at Cherry Valley Dairy, an artisan creamery and dairy with a herd of 50 grass-fed Jersey cows on an 80-year-old historic farmstead. The 122-acre refurbished farm is an inspiring example of using innovative, eco-friendly practices to craft traditional, natural dairy products.
A big, big thank you in advance to the farmers for making time to host us!
Cherry Valley Dairy Farm
Nestled in the vibrant Snoqualmie Valley, Cherry Valley Dairy is an artisanal dairy and creamery with fewer than 50 grass-fed Jersey cows run by five dedicated farmers. They pride themselves in keeping a healthy, meadow-grazing herd, crafting traditional, natural dairy products, and employing innovative, environmentally-friendly principles to manage the 80-year-old historic farmstead. They also produce raw milk cheeses.
The 122-acre farm exemplifies how artisanal practices and environmental stewardship can come together to nourish the community and respect the land. Cherry Valley Dairy has implemented Creek Bed Restoration since 2012, became a designated Salmon-Safe farm in December 2013, and works toward sustainability in all aspects of their dairy and creamery operations. The herd is fed natural food free of additives and chemicals and without the use of bovine growth hormones.
The Grange Cafe
Sarah Cassidy and her husband Luke Woodward are passionate about farming, food, and the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley. This past year, they reopened Duvall’s historic Grange Cafe with a farm to table focus. The Grange features a local, seasonal, and sustainable menu that highlights the bounty of the Snoqualmie Valley, Washington State, and the Pacific Northwest. The couple also founded, farmed, and taught at Oxbow Farm from 1999-2015 and now run Hearth Farm in Carnation, WA.
12:00pm - BRUNCH AT THE GRANGE
15611 Main St NE . Duvall, Washington 98019
Sarah and her team will begin our cheese extravaganza with a family-style brunch at their restaurant from 12-1:45pm showcasing a few of Cherry Valley Dairy’s products. Brunch will feature:
Sno-valley mushroom and herb fritatta with Cherry Valley Formage Blanc
Leafy green salad with Cherry Valley Yogurt dressing
Biscuits with Cherry Valley Butter and house-made plum jam
Sides of potatoes
Sides of bacon/sausage
Fidalgo Bay Coffee (Additional beverages are available for purchase but not included in ticket cost)
Please carpool if possible as parking in Downtown Duvall and at the Dairy is limited. We will be seated at 12:00pm, please be prompt and arrive 5-10 minutes early.
2:00pm - FARM TOUR AND CHEESE TASTING
Cherry Valley Dairy Farm
26900 NE Cherry Valley Rd . Duvall, Washington 98019
After brunch, we will reconvene at Cherry Valley Dairy, located 3 miles down the road from the restaurant. Brie Miller will give us a tour of the farm followed by a cheese tasting. Creamery products will be available for purchase at the end of the tour.
Cost: $30/person for brunch, farm tour and cheese tasting
Farm photos, courtesy of Cherry Valley Dairy Farm / Grange photo, courtesy of The Grange