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Warm weather and good friends: Grilling summer vegetables

Aug 1st, 2015
Warm weather and good friends: Grilling summer vegetables

by Carol Frey “So…what are you doing on this lovely day?” the elderly store clerk asked my son. “Building a trebuchet,” was the reply. The clerk smiled quizzically. “Like a catapult.We’re going to throw pumpkins really far!” “Oh,” the gentleman brightened. “That sounds like fun! Can I come too?” He winked as he handed us
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County fairs highlight local agriculture

Aug 1st, 2015
County fairs highlight local agriculture

Farming exhibits, animals, and contests August is here and that means county fairs. Fun times and tasty food, and always a good place to learn about local agriculture and explore what’s growing around you. Each fair features an agriculture area as well as contests, so let’s check them out. Stanwood-Camano Community Fair: Through Sunday, Aug. 2.
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Coming up: Summer Harvest Day, Thoughtful Food barn raising, Whatcom Skillshare Faire

Aug 1st, 2015
Coming up: Summer Harvest Day, Thoughtful Food barn raising, Whatcom Skillshare Faire

The public is invited to several events this month, highlighting seasonal work on the farm, practical skills and community.   Summer Harvest Day On Saturday, Aug. 1 Cloud Mountain Farm Center hosts an  ‘open farm’ day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to show visitors what’s growing and happening at their Everson farm. Freshly harvested
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August 2015 events

Aug 1st, 2015

Puget Sound Antique Tractor and Machinery Association Annual Gas and Steam Show: Through Saturday, Aug. 1. See many displays of cars, trucks, tractors, and engines. The static and operating displays demonstrate and teaches how equipment was used in farming and logging. Activities for kids of all ages. Berthusen Park, Lynden. Open 7 a.m. until dusk.
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Junior Growers August 2015

Aug 1st, 2015
Junior Growers August 2015


Raising Livestock workshop series offered this fall

Aug 1st, 2015

BURLINGTON – The WSU Livestock Advisor program is offering a 10-week series of classes about raising livestock, starting Sept. 14. From choosing smaller low line beef to larger framed cows, pastured poultry to milking goats, sheep or the family cow, meat rabbits or swine, these classes will give you a broad overview of livestock selection, nutrition,
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Tractor Supply opening Aug. 1

Aug 1st, 2015

LYNDEN – Tractor Supply Company will officially open the doors of the new Lynden store on Saturday, Aug. 1, offering products for farm, ranch, and home. The store is located at 1898 Front St. (the building formerly housed a Cost Cutter). A grand opening celebration is currently set for Aug. 15. This is the 26th
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Farmers Market week Aug. 2-8

Aug 1st, 2015

STATE – The week of Aug. 2-8 is Washington State Farmers Market Week, coinciding with the National Farmers Market week. The Governor’s Office declared the week as a time “for people to enjoy fresh selections of fruits and vegetables, as well as baked goods and artisan products, while strolling through small and large markets across
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We Grow stand open weekly

Aug 1st, 2015
We Grow stand open weekly

We Grow, a collaboration between Northwest Youth Services and WSU Extension Program, is a seed-to-market vocational readiness program for at-risk and homeless youth. We Grow participants work as a team in planting, growing, and harvesting food that they sell on-site and to local restaurants. The market stand is open every Monday from 2-4 p.m. throughout
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Field to Flame fundraiser: Seven chefs, seven courses, over a dozen farmers

Aug 1st, 2015

Bellingham – Sustainable Connections and the Northwest Washington Chefs Collaborative present their first-ever Field to Flame Brunch, a seven-course fundraiser featuring seven local chefs and over a dozen local farmers in the beautiful park setting at Boxx Weddings in Ferndale. Local farmers and fishers will be providing the freshest and the best ingredients. This fundraiser
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