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Cultivating Success series starts Jan. 8

Dec 7th, 2017

STANWOOD – WSU Snohomish and King County Extension in partnership with King & Snohomish Conservation Districts will offer Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Farm Business Planning to help new and current farmers gain skills in business planning and direct marketing. The course runs in Stanwood on Monday evenings Jan. 8, through March 12, 5:30 p.m.
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Farm Fund general grants available

Dec 7th, 2017

BELLINGHAM – The Community Food Co-op Farm Fund  is now accepting general grant applications with a deadline of Jan. 19, 2018. Farm Fund general grants are directed to projects that meet the greater good of the community and benefit local agriculture at large. The 2018 application form and information will be available on the Co-op
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Carne: New location, spirit for local butcher shop

Dec 5th, 2017
Carne: New location, spirit for local butcher shop

by Brent Cole Four years after bringing a butcher shop to Bellingham, Carne has gone through its fair share of changes, now operating at a new location under one owner. Focused on serving Northwest meats and products, Carne started looking for a new home in 2015 when owner Shaun Almassy and former business partner Chad
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Spincycle Yarns evolves with new mill

Dec 4th, 2017
Spincycle Yarns evolves with new mill

by Mary Vermillion Kate Burge and Rachel Price are crafting one of Bellingham’s most colorful businesses, Spincycle Yarns. With the purchase of their own mill, Burge and Price are evolving Spincycle and building a national and international following for their distinctive, hand-dyed yarn. A fiber artist since she was a child, Burge launched Spincycle in
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Winter conferences offer resources, connections

Dec 4th, 2017
Winter conferences offer resources, connections

Winter conferences have been scheduled, offering a chance for the public to learn skills and resources, and connect with community. The 2018 Cattlemen’s Winterschool and Country Living Expo is coming up Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at Stanwood High School. Participants will have 180 classes to choose from focused on skills and practical living, all taught
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The gift of time: Supporting local organizations this season, and throughout the year

Dec 3rd, 2017
The gift of time: Supporting local organizations this season, and throughout the year

by Grow Northwest We can’t do everything, but we can all do a little something. As we look to the holiday season and 2018, consider gifting some time to a local organization. There are hundreds of groups working throughout our northwest corner to help, strengthen and serve the community. Here are a few to consider
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EVENTS: December 2017

Dec 1st, 2017

Bellingham Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Depot Market Square, through mid-December. See bellinghamfarmers.org.   Skagit Christmas 2017: Through Dec. 31. See the annual decorations of the North and South wings of the Museum and festive treasures from the collection. Skagit Museum, www.skagitcounty.net/museum.   Sleigh Bells Ring at Bellewood Acres: Weekends, 10
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Construction of new Helping Hands Food Bank moving along

Nov 9th, 2017
Construction of new Helping Hands Food Bank moving along

SEDRO-WOOLLEY – Construction of the new Helping Hands Food Bank and resource center is moving along on Fruitdale Road. When complete, the project will offer a new grocery shopping model, additional offices, workshop space, nutritional outreach opportunities, a work study program, and community garden. The Helping Hands Food Bank serves nearly 600 families (representing more
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Cranberry: Count the ways

Nov 7th, 2017
Cranberry: Count the ways

by Melanie Collins Cranberry is delicious in all its ways and can accompany baked goods, main meals, sides, desserts and even drinks. I have listed a few of my favorite recipes here (I love them all!), and also want to mention a couple others. Green beans served with cranberries, walnuts and feta makes for a
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Blue Heron Farm’s Anne Schwartz featured speaker at Women in Ag

Nov 6th, 2017

COUNTY – The 6th annual Women in Agriculture Conference is set for Saturday, Nov. 18. “WE CAN DO IT” is the theme. This interactive event is a one-day event held simultaneously in 39 locations throughout Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Oregon. Locally, conferences will be held in Mount Vernon, Everett, and Coupeville. Featured speakers are
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