Happy Fall + Love the Land

Letter from Joanie  

The bounty of the fall season is upon us. Farms from around the Pacific Northwest are harvesting everything from pumpkins to corn, squash to tomatoes. It’s one of the reasons we live here – to take advantage of this place we call home – with healthy fruits and vegetables from this amazing fertile land.

As a board member of the Washington Farmland Trust, I am very excited to share with you about the Love the Land concert from the Trust and Viva Farms. What is Love the Land? Several local bands have joined together to raise important funds: The Decemberists, True Loves, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Whitney Monge, and Sera Cahoone.

Of course it is virtual again this year so you can enjoy from the comforts of your own home. We are proud to be a sponsor for the second annual event. The concert is this Wednesday, September 22nd at 7:00 p.m. – and it benefits Pacific Northwest farms and farmers – the people whose hard work keeps food on our tables and who help keep us nourished.

Tickets are just $10. Don’t wait, make sure to secure your spot today at Love the Land: A virtual benefit concert for local farms – WA Farmland Trust.

Enjoy the concert and this fall’s bounty!
Warm regards,

Client News:


Getting Ready to Go Rogue

For cheese lovers, this is the month that really counts. Rogue Creamery debuts the 2021 vintage of Rogue River Blue on September 22nd. This is the cheese that won over international judges and took the top spot at the World Cheese Awards.
Head to the Rogue Creamery website on September 22 to get a wedge of that delicious blue. You can also join the Rogue Creamery Cheese Club – and get a box of cheese delivered to your door four times a year – and yes, one of those boxes will contain Rogue River Blue.

A Washington Wine Debut

A new collection of wines from Washington State made its debut this summer. Ackley Beverage Group, a family investment company for the Northwest wine industry, launched Cataclysm. Named after the cataclysmic ice age Missoula Floods that shaped much of the grape growing regions of Washington State, Cataclysm pays homage to the forces that gave rise to one of the most exciting wine regions in the world today. The inaugural release features three Columbia Valley wines; a Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Blend and Chardonnay, each crafted with grapes from the Columbia Valley.

Parenting + Aging – Two New Series from RevelEleven

Parsons + Co has long been a sponsor of RevelEleven, a growing international community of women who gather online (we hope to gather in-person again soon) to listen to inspiring speakers from around the globe. This fall, RevelEleven will feature two special series:

  • Parenting Series – it is all about parenting – celebrating the ups and downs of motherhood, and recognizing and caring for some of the most important people in this world – moms!
  • Aging Well – we will host a weeklong series of events on aging – how to age into your later years with grace, health, and the support you need. This special series of events is being held in partnership with Leisure Care.

Look for more details and where to sign up for these informative events on the RevelEleven website.

Our Favorite Fall Activities

The days might be getting shorter and the temperatures cooler, so put on layers, get out there and revel in all that autumn has to offer! Here’s what the PARSONS team is looking forward to this fall.

JOANIE: Hiking in search of larches. The fall bounty from local farms. Fried green tomatoes. Cozy sweaters. Fires and Sunday mornings.
NATALIE: Harvest Season and fall cooking. So much amazing food is grown in the Northwest. I love to visit the farmer’s market this time of year and then explore new recipes to cook up whatever bounty I find.
NATALIA: Fall means soccer seasons is back in full swing. When we’re not standing on the sidelines cheering on our teenager, we are pottering around the house and garden working on a myriad of projects.
HANNAH: College football games! The huskies are back on the field and I’m so happy to get to go back to the stands to cheer on my favorite team. I also love walks in my neighborhood of Fremont, walking along the canal and enjoying the changing leaves.
EDEN: I like bundling up with a crossword and a big mug of tea while it’s rainy out, watching the leaves change, and long walks in the crisp fall air.
JASPER & JUNO: We still luv long walks – what’s rain?

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