Jul 9, 2010

Seattle SeaFair Fun!

We want to share about a couple of fun, traditional summer events happening this weekend as part of our annual Seattle SeaFair! These free events are popular with us locals as well as those of you visiting Seattle for the first time!

The Greenlake Milk Carton Derby will be happening right across the street on Greenlake on Saturday July 10 from 10-4. Come watch almost 100 “boats” of all shapes and sizes (all built from milk cartons!) compete for prizes for both speed and design. Of course, there will also be entertainment and food, and fun for the whole family. One of these days, Julie hopes we will have an entry from the Greenlake Guest House built by Blayne and sons, but for this year we will be simply cheering from the shore.

You may also want to check out the Ballard SeafoodFest, happening on both Saturday July 10 & Sunday July 11 in the nearby neighborhood of Ballard, home of our Scandinavian and maritime community. Feed your inner Viking and enjoy a BBQ Salmon dinner, beer garden, entertainment, and even the annual Lutefisk eating contest. The Seafood Fest will be located in downtown Ballard around Market Street and 24th Ave, and runs from 11am-9pm Saturday, and 11am-7pm Sunday. Ballard SeafoodFest is a short 10 minute drive from Greenlake Guest House.

For more information about the Greenlake Milk Carton Derby and Ballard Seafood Fest, see www.seafair.com

Jul 2, 2010

It’s Berry Time!

We (at Greenlake Guest House) were so excited to see that our new blueberry bushes are full of ripe berries! Julie picked a few this afternoon. Hopefully we’ll have enough for breakfast in the morning!
June & July are prime berry season in Western Washington. We’ve enjoyed sweet local strawberries this month, and are looking forward to raspberries & blueberries in July! There are lots of U-pick farms just out of the city, and neighborhood farmers’ markets to buy them right in town. Some of our favorite farmers markets include the Saturday University Farmers Market, the Friday afternoon Phinney Ridge Farmers Market, and of course, the huge Pike Place Market downtown.