2016 Seed to Plate Tour Japan
In Oct 2016 Stacey Givens of the Side Yard Farm and a crew of 6 people gave two Portland-style dinners. The first dinner was in Kobe at Yuge Dairy Farm and the second was at Bistro Damontei in Shiga, Japan. While in Japan, Stacey and her crew visiting local farmers and sourced local ingredients. The Shiga 100 Young Women Farmers invited us on a lotus root harvest. The US delegates included Lola Milholland of Umi Organic Noodles, Corey Schuster of Jackalope Winery, Kara Gilbert and Elaine Walker of Vibrant Valley Farm, and myself.
62 imagesStacey Givens of the Side Yard Farm was invited to Yuge Dairy Farm to host a Portland Style dinner using local foods, including vegetables and dairy products from Yuge Farm.
99 imagesYuge Farm is a second generation, family, dairy farm in Kobe, Japan. Dairy products made on the farm and greens and veggies grown on the farm are served in the restaurant. You can also buy milk, butter, a variety of high quality cheeses and other goods in their farm store. Tadao Yuge has created a biogas system that resuses cow manure and powers lights and greenhouse warmers on the farm. Truly a revolutionary farm in Japan.
220 imagesStacey Givens of the Side Yard Farm and her team create a Portland-style dinner in Omihachiman City in Shiga-Ken, Japan. Darren Damonte hosts the dinner of 70 people at his restaurant.