Seed.Plate.Eat is a cooking show created by Chef/Farmer Stacey Givens of The Side Yard Farm & Kitchen in Portland, Or. Explore how to use the full life cycle of a plant in your cooking, from stems, leaves, buds, pollen, seeds, and beyond. Guest chefs, farmers and friends will join Stacey out on the farm and in the kitchen for an educational, funny and raw AF look at Seed to Plate cooking.
The Side Yard is an urban farm, supper club and catering company located in the NE Cully Neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. We provide local restaurants with organic produce and the community with food, education and opportunity since 2009. The farm is largely operated by volunteers and interns who gain hands on experience with the urban seed to plate movement. The Side Yard offers farm suppers & brunches, private catering, venue rental, DIY workshops, farm tours and more.
I live by two main cooking philosophies, Seed to Plate and Whole Plant Cooking.
Seed to Plate:
It’s the only way I know and the only way I want to cook. Hands in the dirt seeding up beds, nurturing, harvesting, cooking to then plating. Giving folks an intimate, full circle dining experience on our 1 acre urban farm.
Whole Plant Cooking:
We believe in whole plant utilization on the farm. You start with the seed, you end with the seed. Tasting different stages of a plants life, exploring flavors & textures and getting a chance to be creative in the kitchen.