Each of our Local Chefs for Local Farms events features a spectacular 4-course dinner prepared by a Seattle-area premier chef. Maria Hines of Tilth Restaurant, a PCC Farmland Trust Board member, founded the Local Chefs for Local Farms series in order to raise awareness and funds for organic farmland preservation. Along with an exclusive menu that emphasizes local ingredients, each dinner includes wine pairings, and a panel discussion with a farmer, Trust staff, and host chef.

Local Chefs for Local Farms seeks to deepen the connection between consumers and the source of their food and illuminate the benefits and challenges--social, economic and physical--of eating and growing local, organic food. Reservations are required. Please see event invitation or registration for specific registration details.

2014 Local Chefs for Local Farms


Chef Maria Hines

March 18 – Agrodolce

Our 2014 Local Chefs for Local Farms dinner series is kicking off with a bang! Our longtime friend, board member, and creator of the series, Maria Hines, will host another deliciously local evening, this time at her Fremont trattoria, Agrodolce. Join us on March 18th for four-courses with wine pairings and a thoughtful discussion with farmer, chef, and Farmland Trust staff and board. Farmer Sam Lucy of Bluebird Grain Farms in Winthrop will join us, bearing his organic emmer and his unique plow-to-package grain farmer insight. Don’t miss out, space is limited.  Tickets are $100 and include meal with wine, tax, gratuity, and fees.

May 12 – Schooner Exact Brewing – part of Seattle Beer Week

Local Chefs for Local Farms is partnering with our excellent local brewing community for a Seattle Beer Week event! Schooner Exact is hosting us for a four-course feast featuring seasonal ingredients with hand-picked beer pairings presented by brewer/owners, Matt and Heather McClung. Chef Warren and local farmers will also speak alongside Farmland Trust staff about Washington-produced hops and ingredients, and the land and demand necessary to ensure future access to amazing local food and beer.

Chef Emily Crawford Dann

September 25 – The Corson Building

Join PCC Farmland Trust for a seasonal 4-course dinner with wine pairings at The Corson Building, the urban oasis dedicated to building community around food. Organic farmer Andrew Stout of Full Circle Farm will be speaking alongside Chef Emily Crawford Dann and PCC Farmland Trust staffTickets are $125 per person and include wine pairings, tax, and gratuity. Dietary restrictions happily accommodated with notice.  [Register here.]


“We love the Local Chefs for Local Farms events! The food and company are always wonderful, but the best part is how each meal brings the connection between farm, chef, and eater vibrantly to life.” -Jeff & Erika Rice Scherpelz