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 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’s opening night fell on Friday the 13th of July, 2018, as auspicious as it gets for 2 ‘Opposite Day’ enthusiasts.
From its bootstrap start to present, the Grange rolls ever onward, gathering to itself a superhuman staff, generous guests, passionate patrons. All these fellow humans help to enhance the unique “sourdough starter” that flavors the Grange experience.
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So excited to have him!