Say hello to Season 9! In this premiere episode, we visit the modern engineering marvel, the Grand Coulee Dam, to see how irrigation changed the face of Eastern Washington agriculture. Featuring Washington potatoes, we make gnocchi at Spokane's hottest new restaurant, Tavolata. We stroll down memory lane with two old friends about growing potatoes in the Columbia Basin. We visit Farmstrong Brewing + Rooted Kitchen Food Truck in Mt. Vernon to make loaded French fries.
Washington farmers grow some of the best turfgrass seed. Visit Meesha Indian restaurant in the Fremont District of Seattle to try Chaat. Tour Washington's oldest winery Chateau Ste Michelle. Meet Steven Ducky, aka Seattle Foodie Adventure, and wander around the International District in Seattle. Eat some tangy microgreens from K2 Greens in Spokane!
See why Mama Jeanie's green curry from Airway Heights restaurant d'Bali Asian Bistro is legendary. Learn about Washington's farm labor challenges with a tour of Inaba Produce in Wapato, and see how Andgar is using technology to shape the future of agriculture.
Learn about murder hornets from Washington State Dept. of Agriculture. Visit Xai C. Farms, where flower farmer Mary carries on her family's Hmong grower legacy. Make hot honey pizza at Tutta Bella in Seattle. Pollinate crops along with B's Apiary across the state and process honey at Three Sister's.
Explore what future agriculturists are learning across the region. Visit programs like 4-H and FFA and give kids confidence and a greater sense of purpose. Hang out with lunch ladies at local schools. Vios Cafe in Seattle is a go-to spot for fun-loving families, and we get in the kitchen to make hummus with Chef Thomas. Since the airing of this episode, Vios has closed so please visit their sister restaurant Omega Ouzeri in Bellevue.
Stroll through the fields with a garlic seed farmer in Pasco and see how garlic gets used for spices at Spiceology in Spokane. Plus, get your sweet tooth fix with some garlic ice cream from The Scoop in Spokane.
From plains, trains, barges, and semi-trucks, Washington agriculture relies on transportation to get our food from one place to another. Board a 747 jet packed with cherries bound for Asia, and make an amazing garlic sourdough loaf at Rind and Wheat in Spokane. Learn about how trains help transport wheat across the world and visit a wheat farmer! Dig into a PB&J burger from the Increditruck and learn about transplanting starts from Whitney.
Farmers and researchers work together to bring hyper-precise pest control to the potato fields of Washington. See how they keep the wheels turning at Duncan Produce and make tater tot casserole at The W Hotel's Trace Market in Seattle.
It's dinner time at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo, and we've got some hungry animals to feed! Travel to Whidbey Island where three sisters work together to make their farming dreams a reality and see what's cooking at Super Six. Raise chicks with Whitney, and hang out in the livestock barn at the Spokane Interstate Fair.
Sustainability needs to be at the forefront of all of our minds. With Washington's farmers and ranchers, keeping farms in the family is one way to do it. Learn how canola is used as a rotation crop in Almira. Explore a pulp mill, learn about harvesting tomatoes from Whitney, and eat at Azar's Greek food truck. Make Washington Apple Cake at Just American Desserts, or make Pumpkin Sheet Cake right at home!
It's hard work to keep Washington's apple industry at the top of the game! Learn how the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission is working to secure the future of the industry. Make Apple Potato Casserole at Provisions in Yakima, eat some delicious fried asparagus at Majors, and learn about growing fruit trees with Whitney.
Hop on a ferry and take a trip to Lopez Island! Learn about San Juan Islands' virtual Farmer's Market, and eat amazing pizza and lamb skewers from local gathering place Vita's. Visit both Lopez Island Farm and Midnight's Farm and see how they're working to keep their island growing and vibrant. Chow down on some K-Pop Fries from Poutine Your Mouth food truck, and make some Smoked Salmon Chowder right at home!
Celebrate community and craft beer in this hoppy episode! Hang out with friends at Flatstick Pub and drink local brews. We make marinated steak and twice-cooked potatoes at The Pearl Bar & Grill in Ellensburg. Learn about the Barley Quality Lab at Washington State University and take a guided tour of Carpenter Ranches hop farm in Granger.