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Orcas Island
Sunday, October 5, 2014
11:00 a..m. - 3:00 p.m.
Various

Explore working farms on Orcas Island!  Here’s your chance to visit some of the island’s very best farms, including Black Dog Farm, Maple Rock Farm, Coffelt Farm and West Beach Farm.

Time:  11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

For more information contact:  info@orcasislandchamber.com, or 360 376-2273

Orcas Island
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Friday, October 10, 2014
Various
Various locations, Orcas Island

Orcas Island Film Festival is an ongoing experiment in cross-pollinating various artistic mediums with film as the synergistic force. We’ll be showing a curated selection of feature length and short films to an audience of local islanders and visitors. Each year the festival will focus on films of the avant-garde, art house, and emerging edge film culture from around the world. We will feature the most progressive directors, stories, techniques and ideas.

Sponsored by the Seattle International Film Festival and Orcas Open Arts.

Orcas Island
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Saturday, October 11, 2014
TBA
Orcas Island Farmers’ Market and Red Rabbit Farm, Peyton Lane

Join Chef Christina Orchid in a special day of farm-to-table delights. First, follow Christina through the Orcas Farmers’ Market where she’ll choose the freshest produce and other items for dinner. Then, back at Red Rabbit Farm in West Sound, watch as she demonstrates easy techniques to transform those products into a full dinner of delicious, local fare. You’ll dine in the Red Rabbit Farmhouse in rustic farm-to-table elegance and get a chance to stroll the beautiful grounds. A truly special event.

San Juan Island
Saturday, October 11, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Pelindaba Lavender Farm, 45 Hawthorne Lane

On Saturdays in October, join us at Pelindaba Lavender Farm for a guided tour from field to product. The tour will cover cultivation, harvesting, essential oil distillation and the many uses of lavender. During the tour we’ll be conducting a lavender essential oil distillation demo at our on-site distillery. U-fill Organic Lavender Hydrosol (also produced during the distillation process) will also be available!

San Juan Island
Saturday, October 11, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Brickworks Plaza

"Eat Locally" is a way of life for many residents in the San Juan Islands. The San Juan Island Farmers' Market features delicious island-raised produce, berries, colorful bouquets, eggs, and dairy products, as well as fresh local seafood, shellfish, and meats. The market also features freshly cooked and prepared foods made from local ingredients, grass-fed burgers, hot sausages, baked goods, pizza, crafts, and more!

The market is held year-round at Brickworks, in downtown Friday Harbor on Nichols Street. High season hours (July 4 – Labor Day) are 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Low season hours are 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The market takes place each Saturday from mid-April through October both inside and outside of Brickworks. In November and December it takes place on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, and from January – April on the 1st Saturday of the month.

Brickworks is Friday Harbor’s newest rehabilitated historic site. The building was built in 1920 to house the Friday Harbor Brick and Tile Company. Today it is the last surviving industrial building in Friday Harbor, beautifully renovated to provide a year-round farmers market and event space.

Friday Harbor
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Saturday, October 11, 2014
1:30 p.m.staging with 2:30 p.m. start
Start at SJC Fairgrounds on Argyle Avenue, end at Brickworks, 150 Nichols Street

The Friday Harbor Fall Farm Parade is the genuine deal. Everybody gets in the act: from island children with their favorite backyard chickens, to long-time island farm families with island-scale tractors and harvesters parading through Friday Harbor’s main streets to celebrate the resurgence of small farms and local food in the San Juans.

The parade begins at 2:30 p.m. and travels down Argyle Avenue and Spring Street before heading to the Brickworks, a site historically known for the Friday Harbor Brick and Tile Company, an important local landmark recently saved from the wrecking ball.

Upon arrival at the market, parade contestants and observers will enjoy music as well as sample and judge the best of the island’s favorite chili recipes in the annual Chili Cook-off.  Many will be featuring island-grown beef, lamb and pork.

Orcas Island
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Saturday, October 11, 2014
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Come Enjoy the Harvest!

The Orcas Island Farmers Market is open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Saturday from the first weekend in May to the last weekend of September on the Village Green in the heart of Eastsound.

During October and November, the Market meets on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Oddfellows Hall, located on Haven Street just south of Main Street on the way to Madrona Point. For information call:  360-317-8342.

All Items sold in the market are grown or crafted by Orcas Island farmers and artisans. The market includes produce, much of it organic, crafts, art, jewelry, clothing, pottery, food and drink vendors, and some of Orcas Island's service organizations (historical museum, master gardeners).

Orcas Island
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Saturday, October 11, 2014
Various
Various locations, Orcas Island

Orcas Island Film Festival is an ongoing experiment in cross-pollinating various artistic mediums with film as the synergistic force. We’ll be showing a curated selection of feature length and short films to an audience of local islanders and visitors. Each year the festival will focus on films of the avant-garde, art house, and emerging edge film culture from around the world. We will feature the most progressive directors, stories, techniques and ideas.

Sponsored by the Seattle International Film Festival and Orcas Open Arts.

Orcas Island
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Sunday, October 12, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Rd., Eastsound

For the opening of the Met; Live in HD 2014 – 2015 season, star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lučić’s doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met. Adrian Noble’s chilling production of Verdi’s masterful adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts.

Orcas Island
Sponsored by
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Various
Various locations, Orcas Island

Orcas Island Film Festival is an ongoing experiment in cross-pollinating various artistic mediums with film as the synergistic force. We’ll be showing a curated selection of feature length and short films to an audience of local islanders and visitors. Each year the festival will focus on films of the avant-garde, art house, and emerging edge film culture from around the world. We will feature the most progressive directors, stories, techniques and ideas.

Sponsored by the Seattle International Film Festival and Orcas Open Arts.

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