Swiftsure Ranch Fly Fishing Adventure
Sponsored by Atkinsons’ Market, Stuhlmuller Vineyards, Sturtevants
Saturday, September 20, $275 – Limit 40 guests. Tickets HERE
Where: Find the perfect fishing hole along the Big Wood River on this adventure for beginners and experienced anglers alike. Local guides from Sturtevants will navigate the waters, helping you bait, hook, and hopefully land the wild Idaho rainbow trout of your dreams. After you’ve worked up an appetite, sit down to a spectacular lunch riverside at Swiftsure Ranch and regale your fellow anglers with your fish stories.
Chef: Chef/Owner of Town, Phat Thai, The Pullman, and Harman’s Eat & Drink in Colorado, Mark Fischer is a busy and popular man. His local and sustainable ideals have helped lead The Pullman was named one of the “Best New Restaurants in America” by Esquire Magazine. He has been a James Beard semifinalist as the best Chef in the Southwest for 6 years running and has been featured nationally by the likes of The New York Times, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, and Gourmet while still garnering rave reviews in The Denver Post and The Aspen Times.
Wine: Nestled in a unique river bench and hillside location of the Alexander Valley in California, Stuhlmuller Vineyards boasts the ideal climate and ancient soils for their esteemed estate Chardonnay, Zinfandel, and Cabernet Sauvignon. These wines will be perfectly paired with your lunch and are sure to complement the riverside views.
Nighthawk Farm Adventure
Sponsored by Atkinsons’ Market, Adelsheim Vineyard, J.K. Carriere Wines, Seven of Hearts
Saturday, September 20, $150 – Limit 40 guests. Tickets HERE
Where: Eighteen miles south of Ketchum, tucked away in Bellevue’s farmland is Nighthawk Farm. Farmer/owner Robin Englehardt will take you on a tour of the grounds, where animals and plants alike are humanely and happily raised. Afterwards, enjoy a fresh lunch made with ingredients grown on the farm itself.
Chefs: Chefs Jen Castle and Blake Spalding are the owners of the highly acclaimed Hell’s Backbone Grill in Boulder, Utah where they abide by Buddhist principles to bring fresh, organic, local meals to anyone willing to travel off the beaten path. Despite its remoteness, these two incredible Chefs and their restaurant have been featured in The New York Times, Bon Appetit, Travel and Leisure, The Oprah Magazine, and many others. They have been featured in The Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C., are highly regarded by Zagat as a top dining choice in Utah, and for 8 years have been named “Best Restaurant in Southern Utah” by the Salt Lake Magazine.
Wine: Adelsheim Vineyard is known for their balanced and multifaceted wines from the estate’s most distinguished blocks. JK Carriere’s small family of distinct wines focus on high-acid, smooth tannin, and classically built Pinot noir and a small mineral-oriented Chardonnay. Seven of Hearts’ goal is to produce fine wines that truly reflect their Oregon terroir-vintage, site, soil, and clone. These are some of Oregon’s best wineries and will complement your delicious, organically grown lunch.
Galena Lodge Bike Adventure
Sponsored by Atkinsons’ Market, Snake River Farms, Sturtevants, Kerloo Cellars, Balboa Winery, Robert Ramsey Cellars
Saturday, September 20, $105 – Limit 70 guests. Tickets HERE
Where: Just north of Ketchum, Galena Lodge is any bike and food enthusiasts’ paradise. Head north from Ketchum for a road biking adventure through the rugged Boulder Mountains, or explore Galena’s newly cut mountain bike trails along side world-famous athlete Rebecca Rusch as well as other famed local guides/athletes before settling in to a well-earned and satisfying lunch.
Chefs: Executive Chef of Galena Lodge, Don Shepler was trained at the Timberline Lodge at Mt. Hood. He relocated to Ketchum fourteen years ago and has been alluring the locals with his baked goods and fresh recipes made from scratch. Joining him for your taste buds’ pleasure will be Executive Chef Wes Hamilton of Couloir Restaurant in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, named on the Conde Nast Hot Tables List in 2008. As Executive Chef for all of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s dining facilities, Hamilton has added a much desired fine-dining option for guests.
Wine: Kerloo Cellars pride themselves on bottling palate-challenging wines that keep people coming back vintage after vintage. Balboa Wines are hand-crafted, elegant wines from Walla Walla, WA. Robert Ramsay Cellars, a boutique winery, focuses on Rhone varietals such as Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre, which exhibit incredible fruit, minerality and earthiness. These three established vintners are well worth the ride!
Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch Adventure
Sponsored by Atkinsons’ Market, Snake River Farms, Grassi Wines
Saturday, September 20, $150 – Limit 40 guests. Tickets HERE
Where: Nestled in the heart of the Sawtooth Mountains, and surrounded by the meandering Salmon River, Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch will truly take your breath away. Travel to this charming historic, rustic lodge and explore all that the ranch has to offer from incredible vistas to natural hot springs.
Chefs: Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch Executive Chef Jordan Boutry will be teaming up with Executive Chef/Owner, Andy Blanton, of Cafe Kandahar, at Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana. Boutry earned culinary degrees from the Art Institute of Colorado in Denver and has been instrumental in establishing prestigious western eateries. Blanton, a Louisiana native, attended the Culinary Art Institute in Baton Rouge. Blanton has worked along side two James Beard Award-winning chefs, before receiving his own James Beard Award nomination for the “Best Chef in the Northwest.”
Wine: Since 2001, Sun Valley locals Mark and Jami Grassi have carefully nurtured their 14-acre vineyard in Napa Valley, which sits on an ancient riverbed above the valley floor. Since establishing Grassi, this family-owned vineyard has been producing wines that have consistently received high ratings and reviews and are sure to make your ranch experience all the more delightful.
The Wood River Valley of Idaho is home to a burgeoning culinary scene along with a wealth of agricultural gems, organic producers, and local chefs who curate seasonal menus consistent with the local food movement. So naturally the 4th annual Sun Valley Harvest Festival has become a haven for foodies who appreciate fresh, sustainable, local, and quality ingredients that are key to delicious and healthy meals.
That’s why this year we’ve added a new event to our lineup to introduce you to our local producers, right here in the Valley. Join us for…
Meet the Locals: Farmers and Food Artisans
Our very own local market will be sponsoring the first annual “Meet the Locals” event on Friday, September 20th from 1 – 4 pm. Attendees will have a chance to wander around Atkinsons’ and meet different farmers and purveyors in order to better understand where their food comes from. Some of these farms include Southwind Farms in Heyburn, M&M Heath Organics in Buhl, Sweet Valley Organics in Sweet, and Wood River Organics in Bellevue. You’ll get a chance to talk these farmers and learn more about their operations, along with sample their products and working with high-altitude gardening.
Why get involved? Atkinson’s owner Whit Atkinson says, “Our customers want the very best when it comes to produce and we not only want to deliver the best, we also want to support our local and regional farmers. What better way to show and introduce our farmers to our customers then through the ‘Meet the Locals’ event.”
Some other events and organizations that help facilitate this connection between our community and its food sources right here in our Valley:
Edible Idaho South Idaho’s Bounty
Idaho Wine Commission
Outstanding in the Field
Wood River Farmers Market
Seats still available! Saturday, July 20th: Outstanding in the Field, a “roving culinary adventure”dedicated to “re-connect diners to the land and the origins of their food, and to honor the local farmers and food artisans who cultivate it,” is coming to Idaho for the very first time! Local chefs (and former SVHF Guest Chef/James Beard Nominee) Taite Pearson and Sarah Lipton from della Mano will be creating a delicious meal for diners at the Sweet Valley Organics Farm in Sweet, Idaho. Buy tickets here!