Greetings everyone! As you may have noticed by now, we try to post something at least once per week to the LFC blog. As you also may have noticed, I’m a few days late. I’ve been in Seattle for the last week with spotty internet access at best, but I’m back now in Iowa City. Home sweet home!
And while I’m thrilled to be back home, I have to admit that Seattle is a neat city and a true delight for any food lover. Pike Place Market was jammed with local produce, river salmon, and beautiful flowers.
Artisanal cheese abounded; one of our favorite stops was Beecher’s Handmade Cheese on the Market. Their flagship cheese was incredible, as was the Rogue Creamery’s Crater Lake Blue that they carry. Aside from the great cheese, Beecher’s had some of the friendliest staff I’ve ever encountered!
Seattle was also full of delicious local brews, including this Snoqualmie Falls Pale Ale:
Besides all of the delicious food, I was amazed at Seattle’s interest – more generally – in sustainability. Residents of the city packed the Pike Place Market, local coffee shops, and local breweries. The streets were filled with bicycles during rush hour. A friend and new-Seattle resident told me that the city actually picks up compost and fines residents (!!!) for improperly sorting their recyclables. Safeco Field, where the Mariners play, even has compostable beer cups!
So enjoy this virtual vacation and keep your eyes out for an Iowa-based post in the next few days!