A redd is a spawning nest salmon and steelhead build to protect their eggs, and in a lot of ways, the nonprofit Ecotrust (where I worked for 8 years) was my personal redd as I grew from a kid to an adult who wants to make a difference through food activism. Now, the building they have purchased and renovated, the Redd on Salmon Street, is ready for community use. They’ve done an unbelievably excellent job turning an old aluminum stamping factory into a space that has both character and openness for others to bring their own visions to life.
The Redd is a very special place to me because when Ecotrust first purchased it, they kindly let me host the first two CSA Share Fairs in the space. I will be participating in the launch this Saturday with my good friend Yuri Baxter-Neal by doing a cooking demo showcasing how to make temari-zushi (really beautiful sushi balls) — and we promise to have a noodle snack for everyone who participates. Please join us this Saturday! There will be tons of other activities for the whole family. This is only the beginning for this space, but it is an awesome beginning.
Lots of details about the amazing food, events, cooking demos and more are here.