So much has happened over the past year at Swansons! It was a year full of fun, projects, and community. We want to thank you - our amazing customers - for making it such a great year! Here are some of the highlights of 2017, in pictures.
Saturday night was our annual Holiday Party, a night of socializing, shopping, toasting the upcoming holiday season with wine and cider, and taking camel and reindeer selfies - usually after a glass or two ;) Check out our slideshow of party photos at the bottom of the post.
This year was even better because we were lucky to be able to partner with Whole Foods Market to throw a benefit event for the Ballard Food Bank. After our Summer Nights at Swansons events, which helped support both Ballard Food Bank and Whole Kids Foundation, it was a little like a reunion!
On Saturday evening, September 12th, Swansons Nursery hosted Ladies' Night Out, a fabulous annual event with wine, food, live music, and displays of local artisans. Over 200 guests enjoyed the lovely ambience of a Seattle summer evening, excited to see proceeds from the event benefit Teen Feed.
Thanks to everyone who was a part of this amazing year at Swansons! We launched a blog, started the Grow With Us Project, interviewed Seattle gardening celebrities, created kitty-friendly planters for a houseboat, pruned, weeded, planted and enjoyed the fruits of our labor. Here's a quick look at 2014 in photos from Digging Deeper. And this is just a taste of our year! See A Year in Photos, our Facebook album, for more fun.
24 farmers, 24 chefs, 1 winery, 2 breweries, and 275 ravenous guests: this year's Incredible Feast was quite a party. We're still dreaming of the fabulous food and entertaining company (we met so many great people) so we thought we'd share some of the highlights - including a recipe from the feast itself!
As most Seattle foodies know, our chefs and local farmers generally have a symbiotic relationship. Chefs haunt our neighborhood farmers markets in the early hours of the morning to snap up the freshest produce, they search out the most flavorful artisanal cheeses the region has to offer; sometimes chefs even grows their own herbs and veggies on a restaurant rooftop or patio.