Monthly Archive for August, 2014

WRHS Homecoming Tickets!


A Fun Stop on a Past Harvest Festival Event

School starts next week, which means the Wolverines will soon be taking to the gridiron.  The highlight of the season, as always, is homecoming, with this year pitting us against the Gooding High School Senators on September 19. If you’ve been paying attention, that’s also the night of our Swine, Wine & Dine event.  These two great community events are combing to make it easy to participate in both, because who wants to choose?

Swine, Wine & Dine begins at 5:00 pm with a Hailey tour de eat. Check in at the Wood River Sustainability Center before sampling your way through the streets with some of Hailey’s top restaurants.  This family friendly event will feature hay rides and is pig themed, so expect bacon, ribs, pulled pork and more.  Stops along the tour will feature Idaho wines by Snake River Winery, Cinder, Frenchman’s Gulch, Split Rail, and Huston as well as wines by Stuhlmuller, and Gigio of Italy.

Then, its football time and kickoff is at 7:00 pm.  The Sun Valley Harvest Festival has 100 FREE tickets for its Swine, Wine & Dine patrons to attend homecoming.  After you’ve pigged out through Hailey, head back to the Wood River Sustainability Center starting at 6:30 to grab a ticket while supplies last.

If you choose to stay, we will be hosting a pig carving demonstration followed by a live auction of the freshly carved pig from 7-8 pm. You and your friends will squeal with delight at the chance to come home with up to 100lbs of pork!  All proceeds go to the Swiftsure Ranch Therapeutic Equestrian Center, so be sure to bid high!

The night still isn’t over for this party. Live music and kegs by 10 Barrel and Sockeye Brewery will give you a chance to dance away the night away until 9:00 pm. Tickets are only $40 for adults and $10 for kids under 12.  Hope to see you there, or at the homecoming game! Let’s go Wolverines!

Nighthawk Adventure Menu

Farm Fresh Flavor 


Simple, Serene

The Foodie Adventure at Nighthawk Farm is shaping up to be one incredible afternoon.  You’ll start by heading south and touring a fully operational organic farm in the fertile Bellevue Triangle- Nighthawk Farm. This wonderful stretch of land comes from the hard work of a two Santa Monica transplants.  They moved to Idaho to slow down and enjoy life, bringing their kids and starting a farm. Using traditional farming techniques like crop rotation and beneficial insects, this hand harvested bounty is fresh and delicious.  After wandering the grounds guided by Farmer/Owner Robin Englehardt, you can sit down to an incredible meal prepared fresh by two renowned farm-to-table cooking connoisseurs- the ladies of Hell’s Backbone Grill.

Chefs Blake Spalding and Jen Castle operate a restaurant in Boulder, Utah where the population is under 200.  Still, they reap national accolades as a top restaurant, and were even featured in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC. They believe in seasonal cuisine made locally with local products- think backyard local. And its good.  How good? Well, they just released their menu for the Nighthawk Farm Foodie Adventure, so read on and decide for yourself. Try not to drool on the keyboard…

Buy your ticket to the adventure, and to this menu by clicking here.


Bringing in the Harvest at Nighthawk Farm

Bites with Paired Wines:
– Local Goat Cheese Spread with (herbs and fruit) on handmade breads
– Sliced Garden Radish with cultured butter and Utah Redmond salt

– Garden Greens and Nasturtium Leaves with Edible Flowers and Roasted Pinon Dressing

– Farmy Crookneck & Sweet Corn Chowder

– Local Beef Braise with Farm Chard, Blackened Tomatoes and Roasted Green Chiles
– Mashed Lemony Sour Cream Yukon Gold Potatoes
– Grilled Assorted Farm Veg

– Chocolate Chile Cream Pot with Vanilla Whipped Cream

Lunch will be complemented by some of Oregon’s best wineries, including Adelsheim Vineyards, JK Carriere Wines, and Seven of Hearts. A representative will be on hand to pair, teach, and help you taste your way through these three incredible wineries.

For complete information about this adventure, visit here.

Or just skip ahead and buy your TICKET today!

Idaho Independent Bank

Score Tickets to A Taste of Ketchum!

Quick Details

Idaho Independent Bank is proud to support their community. They believe that a bank needs to be locally minded and locally based to understand the demands of a community.  As The Idaho Bank, that means knowing what it means to be an Idahoan, and supporting Idaho events.

Photo by Paulette Philipot

Ketchum Fun Fun Fun

The Sun Valley Harvest Festival has quickly become a top fall festival not just in Idaho, but in all of America.  We focus on local foods and top regional chefs. We highlight the community through local tasting events and restaurant collaborations. The Harvest Festival is Foodie Heaven only because its based in the Foodie Eden that is Idaho. It’s no small wonder that Idaho Independent Bank partnered with us this year to present one such community event- A Taste of Ketchum.  They’re bringing wine to kick off the event, which will lead patrons around Ketchum in a moveable feast of tasting, samplings, and indulgences. Local restaurants are paired with wines to bring a variety of plates as you explore downtown. Don’t forget to stop by the Ketchum Idaho Independent Bank branch for Root Beer made locally by Bucksnort and a special treat! At the end, all roads lead to memory park for dessert, bubbly, and joy. A fantastic community event by a fantastic community bank.

Idaho Independent Bank is pleased to present “A Taste of Ketchum.” Between now and September 17th when you open an Idaho Independent Bank Visa Credit Card with any new Idaho Independent Bank checking account with a debit card, you will receive two complimentary tickets to “At Taste of Ketchum.” Idaho Independent Bank’s Visa credit card has no annual fee, low annual percentage rates, and you will earn ScoreCard Reward points that don’t expire.

Open your Visa at the Ketchum Branch of Idaho Independent Bank today! 491 N. Main St., Ste. 101, Ketchum, ID 83340 | 208.726.2147

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