Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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Conway Feed: Keeping it in the family

Sep 4th, 2014 | By
Conway Feed: Keeping it in the family

by Jessamyn Tuttle Conway Feed’s owners, Scott and Kelly McKnight, have only been running the business for six years, but have a personal history with the nearly 100-year-old feed mill. Kelly, who also manages the office at her family’s farm, Pioneer Potatoes, grew up in the Skagit farming community. “I used to deliver grain here
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Calendar: September 2014 events

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By

Lynden FFA Corn Maze: Open every weekend through September. Located just south of Lynden on the Hannegan. Prices are $6 per adult, $4 per student and free for 4 and under. Family rate is $18 (2 adults and 3 kids). All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Hours are Friday 6 p.m. to 10
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Northwest Garden Bling: Detailed designs

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By
Northwest Garden Bling: Detailed designs

by Jessamyn Tuttle A few years ago Athena Hornsby was looking for a new occupation, preferably in the arts. After trying a variety of activities, including quilting, baking and gardening, she took a class in mosaic through Bellingham Parks and Recreation. She liked it so much she took another in stained glass. Completely hooked, she soon
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Woolley Market: New grocer centered on community

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By
Woolley Market: New grocer centered on community

by Cait Auer Nestled in Sedro-Woolley is the new Woolley Market, focused on providing local sources and centered around the community and its history. The store officially opened Saturday, July 26 and is now open daily. Will and Tahlia Honea, the owners and residents that spearheaded the market project, have always had a passion for
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Gleaners Pantry: Waste not, want not

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By

by Kate Ferry The term gleaner is ancient and loosely defined as someone who picks up the grain left in the field by the harvester. Today, a gleaner is a person who takes advantage of food that would otherwise end up in the compost bin or garbage because it is surplus stock, just passed its
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Raising Livestock, Small Farming courses start this month

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By

SKAGIT/WHATCOM – Several multi-week training courses about raising livestock and small farming start this month. The Raising Livestock Workshop Series, offered through the WSU Extension Livestock Advisor program, begins Monday, Sept. 15, offering a 10-week course about raising your own animals. The course covers beef, sheep, goats, poultry, swine and rabbits, as well as feeding,
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Lynden FFA corn maze open weekends

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By

LYNDEN – The annual Lynden FFA corn maze is open every weekend through September, located just south of Lynden on Hannegan Road. The 15-acre maze is the main fundraiser for the FFA group with proceeds going towards the purchase of equipment, transportation expenses to state and national events, scholarships and the group’s annual banquet. Prices
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Granges host Farm Bill discussion

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By

BELLINGHAM – The Northwest Farm Bill Action Group will present a short program “Understanding the Farm Bill” on the current Farm Bill, focusing on how it impacts farmers and residents, during the bi-monthly meeting of the seven Whatcom County granges on Tuesday, Sept. 16. The program will be at the North Bellingham Grange, located at
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Whatcom, Whidbey farm tours welcome visitors

Sep 1st, 2014 | By
Whatcom, Whidbey farm tours welcome visitors

Local food, local farms, local fun by Grow Northwest The annual farm tours in our northwest corner provide a day for local residents to explore numerous small farms and other locations, and learn about what is produced and methods used. Whatcom The Whatcom Farm Tour will be held Saturday, Sept. 13. Complete information is available
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Farm Fund Hootenanny Sept. 27

Sep 1st, 2014 | By

BELLINGHAM – The Community Food Co-op’s 2nd annual Farm Fund Hootenanny to benefit food and farming projects in Whatcom and Skagit counties takes place Saturday, Sept. 27. The event includes food, live music and raffles, as well as updates from local farmers. All proceeds directly benefit the Co-op Farm Fund. The event will be held
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