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Farm Q&A: Gretchen Norman Woody, of Spring Frog at the Holistic Homestead

Apr 7th, 2015
Farm Q&A: Gretchen Norman Woody, of Spring Frog at the  Holistic Homestead

This month we profile local farmer Gretchen Norman Woody, of Spring Frog at the Holistic Homestead. Farming several acres in Whatcom County over the last 10 years, Woody grows many types of produce, offers a CSA, u-pick strawberry fields, is a vendor at the Bellingham Farmers Market each Saturday, and more. She shares her farm’s
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Skagit County Historical Society seeks input for “Back to Our Roots” exhibit

Apr 5th, 2015

LA CONNER – The Skagit County Historical Society is seeking input from local residents for their upcoming exhibit “Back To Our Roots: A History of Farm to Table in Skagit County” on display June 11 to Oct. 11. The exhibit will celebrate the culture of hunting, gathering, growing and preparing our own food from the
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Lopez Island’s Lamb, Wool and Goat Festival returns May 9

Apr 5th, 2015

LOPEZ ISLAND – The Lopez Lamb, Wool & Goat Festival returns Saturday, May 9, at the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts on Lopez Island from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Started in 2011 as a celebration of island agriculture, the festival will feature various sheep and goat breeds, cheese making and meat cutting
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Events: April 2015

Apr 3rd, 2015

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: Month-long festival celebrating tulips and the Skagit Valley. For tulip locations and special events, see tulipfestival.org.   Turned Wood Bowls: Each month, Artwood, the cooperative woodworking gallery in Fairhaven, highlights a particular artist or category of woodwork. Turned wooden bowls are featured this month including patterned woods and practical bowls. 1000
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Good to Go Meat Pies opens new location in Lynden

Apr 3rd, 2015
Good to Go Meat Pies opens new location in Lynden

Good to Go Meat Pies has opened in downtown Lynden, marking a second location for the Everson-based business that specializes in pasties. Owner Holly Bevan-Bumford, who has been serving the community her signature comfort food (pronounced pass-tee) for three years, decided it was time to think about expanding. “We participated in the Lynden Farmers Market
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Anaerobic Digestion Field Day set: Mobile unit digests food and animal waste

Apr 3rd, 2015

MONROE – A free Anaerobic Digestion Bioenergy Field Day will be held April 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Willie Green’s Organic Farm, 19501 Tualco Road in Monroe. A small-scale, portable anaerobic digestion (AD) unit will be on display. The unit’s features include: gross energy output of up to 360,000 BTU per day;
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Celebrate woodworking and local art this month

Apr 3rd, 2015
Celebrate woodworking and local art this month

Woodworking skills will be on display this month during the annual Woodfest event in Sedro-Woolley and a special showing of turned bowls at Artwood Gallery in Fairhaven. Other local events that should not be missed include the Art in the Schoolhouse at Christianson’s Nursery and Art in a Pickle Barn at Azusa Farm and Garden,
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Spinners Eden event offers fiber products from Whatcom, Skagit farms

Apr 3rd, 2015

BELLINGHAM – Spinners Eden Farm will hold its annual Wonderful Woolies Fiber Sale featuring fleeces and fiber from farms located in Skagit and Whatcom counties on Saturday, April 11. All ages are welcome and visitors can purchase items and see the sheep. Spinners Eden raises award winning registered Romeldale/CVM sheep, and along with breeding stock,
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Bellingham Farmers Market opens April 4

Apr 3rd, 2015

BELLINGHAM – The Bellingham Farmers Market opens for the 23rd season on Saturday, April 4. Mayor Kelli Linville will toss the traditional cabbage to open the market at 10 a.m., followed by the ringing of the Depot Market Square bell. The market will be held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Dec.
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Whatcom County Youth Fair April 10-11

Apr 3rd, 2015

LYNDEN – The Whatcom County Youth Fair will be held Friday and Saturday, April 10-11, celebrating 27 years. This educational fair for local youth ages 6 to 18 features various categories and skills, including animals, crafts, horticulture, photography, lawn mower pull and more. Participants do not need to be a 4H or FFA member, and
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