My Edmonds Food update: Edgar Martinez event canceled; we have a pumpkin farm

Editor’s note: According to Demitri’s, El Zacatecano just canceled the Edgar Martinez event with no reason given. The restaurant said it had a list of people who wanted tickets but they had not printed tickets or collected money yet; no refunds have to be given. They do not plan to reschedule but “would consider” if approached by El Zacatecano again.

By Lara Alexander

Demetri’s Woodstone Taverna is keeping things exciting this month. Edgar Martinez will be making an appearance on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Demetri’s. Martinez, who enjoyed an 18-year career as a much-loved Seattle Mariners third baseman and designated hitter, has teamed with hair guru Gene Juarez to promote El Zacatecano, the 100-year-old brand of Mezcal that they have invested in. A cousin of tequila, Mezcal is made in Mexico from Blue Agave.

Tickets are available for $20 pre-purchased or $25 at the door. Martinez will be signing bottles of El Zacatecano and funds will be raised for Camp Korey, a non-profit organization that provides recreational activities to children with life-threatening illnesses. The ticket price includes one “Zac” specialty cocktail & a ticket to win an autographed Edgar Martinez baseball. No sports memorabilia will be signed at this event.

Demetri’s is located on the  Edmonds Waterfront,  right next to the Kingston Ferry loading dock. They serve a Mediterranean Tapas Menu (small plates). Drop in on a Saturday and you will be sure to catch live music. They showcase a local band once a month and feature a local solo artist three times a month. Coming up next is Ben Eckstadt Oct. 16 and Big Love on Oct. 22.

It’s Pumpkin Time!

You don’t have to drive the kids an hour away to visit a pumpkin farm this year. Fairbank Farm is right here in the north end of Edmonds. The farm opens an animal barn and pumpkin fields every October. Weekdays are reserved for school groups and weekends are open for drop-in traffic. Families can pick their own pumpkins and visit with chicks, ducklings, calves, sheep, goats, ponies, pigs, and rabbits! Kids will love having their own cup of animal food to toss to the ducks and chickens in the chicken run. Little ones will have fun in the “maise maze” and hay tunnel. Farmers Dave and Janet promise nothing scary here, just a fun harvest theme and lots of baby animals.
Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sundays for families
15208 52nd Ave. S.W., Edmonds 98026
Admission $2.50 per person, 10 months and up
Pumpkins $1 and up
Gourds 50 cents and up
Parking is free. Credit/Debit Cards not accepted.

A culinary adventurer, Lara Alexander grows, cooks and writes about food from her home in Edmonds. You can read about her garden and kitchen fun on the blog Food-Soil-Thread.


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