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Look who’s coming to Focus on Farming!

Written by Jody on Oct 31, 2011

If you haven’t been yet come join us this Thursday November 3, 2011 Focus on Farming returns Nov. 3, this year at the Comcast Arena in Everett for more information, visit Our afternoon keynote address will be chef and author Tamara Murphy. Her much anticipated new restaurant, Terra Plata is located in Seattle’s Capitol [...]

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Join us at the Experience Food Project’s Mercer Island Community Harvest Dinner

Written by Marlen on Sep 21, 2011

Do you support strengthening families and communities through changing the culture in school meal programs and at home? Join Experience Food Project’s Mercer Island Community Harvest Dinner this Thurs. 6p-8p. Enjoy a meal featuring seasonal recipes from TENDER: farmers, cooks, eaters. Where: Islander Middle School Cafeteria When: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Who: Everyone is [...]

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Chef Tom French of Experience Food Project and TENDER partner at the Mercer Island Farmers Market

Written by Marlen on Jul 28, 2011

This past weekend, Experience Food Project’s director, Chef Tom French chose TENDER: farmers, cooks, eaters as the blueprint to show the Mercer Island community simple ways to enjoy and share the bounty of farm-fresh food. Chef Tom began the demo by walking the Mercer Island Farmers’ Market tables choosing a colorful rainbow of ingredients including tender ‘spicy’ arugula, plump red Attika [...]

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Happy Birthday Metropolitan Market

Written by Nancy and Jody on Jun 29, 2011

Thank you to all our friends at the Queen Anne Metropolitan Market who included us their 40th birthday celebration on Friday.  Amy, you always brighten our day with your excitement and joy.  Anthony,  keep cooking and exploring new dishes.  Rachel, Ilga and Jenny, you are great friends and great neighbors.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by to [...]

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Let’s Celebrate Summer

Written by Nancy and Jody on Jun 9, 2011

  MAGNOLIA FARMERS’ MARKET  June 18, 2011 Start your summer by joining Tamara and the creative team of TENDER: farmers, cooks, eaters at Dish-it-up in Magnolia from 11:00 – 1:00. Tamara will prepare dishes from TENDER  with ingredients that are available right now from our farmers. She will also be signing your book copies and sharing [...]

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Breast Cancer Fund Dinner and Auction

Written by Community on Apr 4, 2011

  I am grateful to be living in a time when I must pay attention.  We have all become more sensitive and knowledgeable about the fact that food plays a major role when it comes to our own health and well-being.  The choices that we make affect our communities and the planet where we play [...]

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Hey Where’s Tamara?

Written by Nancy and Jody on Jan 25, 2011

We have an exciting February fast approaching so time to plan a few fun activities.  Tamara and TENDER are out and about in February so why not stop by and say “hi” – Here is what’s going on -   Fun Friday out of the rain – 2/11                 [...]

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An evening with Michael Pollan

Written by Nancy and Jody on Jan 18, 2011

Saturday evening with Michael Pollan and an auditorium filled with interested, listening, and active people was a truly inspiring.  Pollan reminded us that with all the confusion on the packaging of  ‘edible food-like substances’ we can continue to ask ourselves why  and how we arrived at this place and reframe our thinking. Real food, food our [...]

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Thank You

Written by TENDER on Dec 24, 2010

    We are thankful for our family and friends who join us on this journey and continue to share simple, conscious choices. We wish everyone a joyous, happy holiday. Jody, Nancy, Tamara and Marlen 

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Come celebrate the arrival of TENDER

Written by Community on Dec 6, 2010

      An invitation to celebrate with friends and family Thursday December 16, 2010,       The Reading Room at Elliott Bay Cafe, Pioneer Square.                               11:00 am – 5:00 pm/ open house                               5:30 pm – 8:30 pm/ bubbles and bites         Please RSVP to:        For information, please contact:

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