Located in Husum, Washington on the banks of the White Salmon River, the Wet Planet Café & Grill strives to use fresh, local ingredients that reflect our community. Looking for somewhere to eat in the Columbia River Gorge – this place is it.
What is Farm to Table?
Farm to Table is a simple name for a simple concept: take foods from local farms and put it on the table. If you delve a bit deeper than that, it takes on more meaning. For us at the Wet Planet Café & Grill it is about using ingredients that reflect that place we have come to love – the White Salmon and Columbia River Valleys. We want to use fresh, local flavors not because it’s the newest fad, but because we want to share the area with our guests. From the artisan cheeses cultured in the lava tube of Mt. Adams, to King Salmon caught on the Klickitat River, to the greens and veggies grown on the other side of the ridgeline in Snowden, we love everything this area provides us.
Salmon. It’s what the Pacific Northwest is known for (as well as waterfalls, rain and overall rad adventures). Wild Columbia Salmon uses sustainable practices to catch and deliver Wet Planet Café & Grill fresh King Salmon from the Klickitat River. Not only does this fall in line with our belief of local flavors and foods, but also our desire to protect our rivers and all of its inhabitants. Want to know what the fuss is about? One bite of our salmon tacos and you will know.
Wisconsin-born and family run, the Cascadia Creamery puts years of knowledge and all of their heart in to their business – cheese! Even better, they utilize geographic features left behind by Mt. Adams. To age their raw milk cheeses, Cascadia Creamery uses old lava tubes running from Mt. Adams that uniquely have the same climate as the famous Roquefort Caves in France. Located 15 miles up Highway 141 in Trout Lake, this is about as local as it gets.
With a focus on sustainability and fresh vegetable over being the biggest, you can thank Stonework Farms for all the fresh veggies in your salad and on your sandwiches. Located just over the ridgeline in Snowden, Stonework has only a handful of full-time employees as well as a handful of work-for-living members including two of our own: Stein and Michelle. Odds are, Michelle just picked that lettuce she just served you.
Located across the Columbia River in Durfur, OR, Mt. Shadow Natural Meats is dedicated to humane practices and healthy lifestyles. They pride themselves on no hormones, no anti-biotic and all grass diets for their stock – and we can tell.
As one of the first organic farms in the area, the Stewart family out of Hood River greatly prides themselves in the 60+ varieties of fruit that they grow on their farm. They then squeeze, press, or puree their own fruits and vegetables, creating delicious juices that taste like they were bottled for you that morning!
It doesn’t get much better than freshly made cookies, buns and pastries. With multiple pick-ups throughout the week, White Salmon Baking Co. is responsible for our croissants, cookies, bagels and buns. And with minimal ingredients from sustainable, locally-sourced ingredients you know exactly what you are eating. Isn’t that a great feeling?
With the motto of community garden taken to a grander scale, Hood River Organics is a group of family-run farms in the area that come together to set the standard for sustainable farming in the area. Oh – and to provide us and the surrounding Columbia Gorge area some of the freshest fruits and vegetables.
Right here in Hood River, a small tea shop has turned your morning routine into an art. Focusing on building their teas out of organic, fair trade products, they are mixing together delightful creations like Gorge Sunrise, Sencha green tea, and Warm Hugs for those chilly days, a combination of organic cinnamon, chamomile, and peppermint that is sure to warm you from the inside out.
This roastery has combined their favorite things by being a big advocate within the biking community and also making a mean cup of coffee to fuel whatever adventure you might be going on. Based out of Hood River, 10 Speed grew out of a commitment to responsible sourcing practices and micro batch roasting.
You’ll also find a selection of great local beer and wine being served. Our beer comes from brewers such as Everybody’s Brewing (White Salmon, WA), Ninkasi Brewing (Eugene, OR), and Backwoods Brewing (Carson, WA). Our wines come directly from some of our favorite local wineries: AniChe Winery (Underwood, WA), COR Cellars (Lyle, WA), Naked Winery (Hood River, OR) and White Salmon Vineyard (White Salmon, WA).
We are excited to share our love for the White Salmon and Columbia River areas and all of their flavors this season. Chef Ronnie and Sou Chef Omar are cooking up some tasty treats this summer – meaning we will see you on and off the river.
Mikayla is full-time Marketing and Reservations staff as well as the silliest, sassiest office member.