Meet Luke And Sarah
Sarah Cassidy and Luke Woodward own and operate the Grange, and run Hearth Farm on Snoqualmie People’s land. Hearth Farm grows the bulk of the produce and pork for the Grange.
Their winding route to the restaurant world began in the farm fields, where first they cultivated their love of good food.
In Senegal, West Africa they fell in love with farming, manual and craft-based. After 2 years, Luke and Sarah returned to the US to work on organic farms, and founded Oxbow Farm in Carnation in 1999. In their 17 year Oxbow tenure, they managed its 25 acre farm and CSA program and created the education program that taught kids and adults about farming, natives, and land stewardship.
In 2017 Sarah and Luke bought the Grange Café from Luke’s sister Judy and brother in law Rod Neldam, remodeled, and reconceived the menu with guidance from chef and dear friend Matt Dillon. The Grange dropped the Café and opened on Friday the 13th of July, 2018, as auspicious as it gets for 2 ‘Opposite Day’ enthusiasts.
Since opening the Grange doors, we have been happiest as restaurant owners when the community comes to play with us! We never turn down an opportunity to host live music, art shows, story nights, holiday parties, parades, lantern walks, dances, dinner theater, ANYTHING that our creative neighbors throw our way. A Grange Hall, after all, has a mission to serve as a meeting ground for its community members.
From its bootstrap start to present, the Grange rolls ever onward, gathering to itself a superhuman staff, generous guests, passionate patrons. All these fellow beings help to enhance the unique “sourdough starter” that flavors the Grange experience.
The Grange Building
The Grange restaurant and bar is fittingly housed in Duvall’s old Grange Hall building, on Snoqualmie People’s land. Grange Halls are a bridge to our American farming history: The Grange Organization is a uniquely agricultural organization established in the US in 1867 to unite farmers for educational, political and social purposes. Early Grange chapters recruited equally both male and female farmers and offered them political leverage and cooperative buying power, and their Grange halls offered a gathering space for dinners, dances and celebrations. The Grange organization continues to this day.
Built in 1926, Duvall’s Grange building is one of the oldest structures in town. The handsome white and black trimmed clapboard building has served many purposes over the years, but now it’s spacious interior and wood-fired oven are home to refined yet casual cuisine focused on ingredients sourced from farms within our region.