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Food briefs: Pie contest a fundraiser for nonprofit Dahmen Barn

Artisans at the Dahmen Barn will host its fifth annual pie baking contest Sunday.

Bill Jolleymore, executive chef at the Red Lion Hotel in Lewiston and Nicole Murray, pastry chef from The Black Cypress Restaurant in Pullman, will judge this year’s contest to determine which peach and apple pies win the contest. When the judging is done, pie a la mode is sold as a fundraiser for Artisans at the Dahmen Barn.

Contestants may enter one pie, but additional pies are welcome as a donation. No cream or custard pies are permitted per health department regulations. The pies must be delivered by 6 p.m. on Saturday or between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.  Pre-registration is not required, but is appreciated.  Contact Julie at (509) 229-3414 or

The pie contest is a small part of “An Old-Fashioned Sunday in Autumn” event at the Dahmen Barn from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The event features antique farm equipment, live music including a kitchen band and a tractor that keeps rhythm for the folk group, Loose on the Palouse. 

Desserts in boxes decorated by the resident artisans will be auctioned off during the day.  Enjoy demonstrations of time-honored crafts, vintage movies of farming on the Palouse, two book signings by Palouse authors, and Whitman County Library’s Rural Heritage photo display.  The event is free.

Artisans at the Dahmen Barn is a nonprofit center in Uniontown, Wash., in the big white barn with the iron wheel fence on Highway 195.

For more information, go to or call (509) 229-3414.

Progressive dinner part of Sustainable September

Italia Trattoria, Taste Café and Gourmet To Go and Main Market Co-op will be featured in a progressive dinner Sept. 27 that is part of Sustainable September festivities.

Guests at Progressive Bites and Buildings will walk and eat their way through some downtown Spokane green buildings to learn about the energy efficiencies of the buildings and enjoying local food and drinks. The tour begins at 5:15 p.m.

The featured stops include the City Hall Deck, the Bank of America Building, and the Saranac Building rooftop.

Purchase tickets in advance until Sept. 23 online at www.brown event/194364.

One World Spokane Fundraiser Oct. 14

One World Spokane will host its third annual fundraiser Oct. 14 to support the progressive restaurant and recognize World Food Day.

The dinner will feature local organic cuisine made by chef Andrew Larsen. The dinner will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive.

One World Spokane is a nonprofit community kitchen, where diners can get a meal made with local organic ingredients in return for a donation or volunteer work. The café is located at 1804 E. Sprague Ave. It is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and the second Saturday of every month. They are also open 5 to 9 p.m. on the third Friday of the month. The nonprofit also oversees an organic community garden and volunteer program that teaches food preparation and other life skills.

Dinner is $35 per person, $45 at the door, and includes a three-course organic meal and two beverages. The evening also includes music, comedy and a silent auction.

Purchase tickets online at www.oneworld Click on “upcoming events.” For more information or tickets, call (509) 251-0156.