Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Summer Newsletter

WOW, we hit our 7 year anniversary mark next Friday.  What a ride it's been!  Thank you for supporting us - we are blessed beyond words and are so excited for what's to come.  We've learned so many lessons over these years, one of the most important of which is that it is essential to keep evolving, changing, and improving.  This year we've started quite a huge project of curing our own meats, and pickling and fermenting lots of stuff.  A smoker just arrived today - Sieb and Red are like two little kids in a candy shop...so for sure you'll be seeing smoked things on the menu any day now.  We are so thankful to our amazing crew and awesome customers...you have become our family.  We also want to publicly announce that Rachel and Lucas have officially become partners with us, and we are thrilled that this really is becoming a growing family business.

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There are hundreds of people I'd love to thank by name, but of course I'd leave someone out and feel horrible about it, so instead I'm going to point out our parents who have done so much to support us, Blair and Jan Paul, and Cary and Sieb Jurriaans - without you guys none of this could have happened (well obviously:)  Also, the other day as we were driving along, Netty said, "mom, Gene and Tamar (Felton) are just like our 3rd grandparents" and she is so right.  The Feltons are the most amazing role models, mentors, and friends - so thank you for believing in us 7 years ago...you guys are the best!  And then, without Gary Reidling, everything would be broken, so we definitely need to make a huge shout out to him...Thanks Gary!

CHOOCHOKAM Arts Festival.  This marks the 38th year of this wonderful festival of the arts, July 6th and 7th.  For more details on Choochokam and other Langley happenings visit http://www.visitlangley.com/
 On Monday, July 29th, we'll be having our 4th annual Georgetown Brewery beer dinner...beer maker Manny Chao comes out to the island and we pair up at least 5 courses with his great beer... $65/person.  This we'll seat between 5:30-8, call or email for reservations.  360 221 4060.

  The Island Shakespeare Festival http://www.islandshakespearefest.org/ has relocated from out in the woods at the Whidbey Institute into downtown Langley.  This summer's production is Much Ado about Nothing and runs Aug 3rd - Sep 15th every Fri, Sat, and Sun.  This is FREE, OUTDOOR Shakespeare and this year it will be in a circus tent.  Check out and SUPPORT the kickstarter project below to ensure this is a reality!

Photo: You know that you want this adorable little field mouse created by local sculptor Georgia Gerber.  Raffle tickets are only $5.00 each- and someone has to win, so it might as well be you!  The drawing is on August 27.  Tickets are available at the Children's Center, through any of our parents, or the Island Athletic Club.  (the sculpture is on display at the Athletic Club)  Starting soon, we will also have them available at local farmers markets.  All proceeds benefit the South Whidbey Children's Center. All summer long we'll be raffling off the darling field mouse sculpture by Georgia Gerber.  Tickets cost $5 and are available here all summer, as well as at many of the Bayview Farmer's Markets...proceeds to benefit the South Whidbey Children's Center
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Don't forget: Mondays are restaurant industry day (20% off bill), every day is teacher discount day (10% off), and Thursdays are live music night!
As always, thanks for your patronage and we hope to see you real soon!
Jenn, Sieb, Rachel, and Lucas