Thursday, July 31, 2014

What's Up! Magazine
Celebrating local food, farms and the DIY spirit in the great Northwest

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Food preservation courses available

Jul 4th, 2014 | By

Washington State University Extension is offering an eight-lesson, online program for anyone wishing to learn about food preservation. Designed for beginners as well as veteran canners who want to update their knowledge and recipes, Preserve the Taste of Summer provides the most current USDA-approved food preservation recommendations. The online lessons can be viewed at any
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EVENTS CALENDAR: July 2014

Jul 3rd, 2014 | By

Everett-Animal Farm at Forest Park: Meet the animals who help make agriculture one of Snohomish County’s leading industries. Laugh at the young goats’ antics and visit all their barnyard friends: woolly sheep, chatty ducks and hens, soft rabbits and muddy pigs. Free admission. Donations are greatly appreciated to offset the cost of feed and barnyard
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Youth vendors try out local markets

Jul 3rd, 2014 | By
Youth vendors try out local markets

Young local artists are using opportunities at community farmers markets to sell their handmade items and learn about vending. Several local markets offer kids areas or specific vending days for youths to bring their crafts, creations, plants and other items, at a free or discounted price. The Bellingham Farmers Market holds a Kids Vending Day
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Coops and crops tour coming up in Anacortes

Jul 3rd, 2014 | By
Coops and crops tour coming up in Anacortes

Morning poultry workshop offered The annual coop and crop tour in Anacortes takes place Saturday, July 26. This family-friendly event shows visitors the coops and gardens of 11 sites within Anacortes city limits, and offers a morning poultry workshop at the Anacortes Farmers Market. Local resident and organizer Linda Zielinski shared some thoughts with us about
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Local flower farms growing in wholesale co-op market

Jul 3rd, 2014 | By
Local flower farms growing in wholesale co-op market

by Jessamyn Tuttle Living on a flower farm seems an idyllic existence, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t hard work. “We’re not working the fields in a sunhat with a basket,” said Vivian Larson, owner of Everyday Flowers in Stanwood. “We’re getting up at four or five.” Larson, who has been growing flowers for 25
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Growing Veterans starts Thursday stand at Seattle VA Hospital

Jul 3rd, 2014 | By
Growing Veterans starts Thursday stand at Seattle VA Hospital

Growing Veterans is now a vendor on Thursdays at the VA Hospital in Seattle. The group brings their produce, grown on a few acres outside of Lynden, as well as items from their partner organization, Growing Washington, based in Everson. Laura Merritt, of VA Puget Sound Health Care System, worked with Growing Veterans to bring
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Yes We Can canned beer fest, Whatcom Wine and Spirits event set

Jul 3rd, 2014 | By

BELLINGHAM – A new Yes We Can canned beer festival will be held in Bellingham on July 4 at Elizabeth Station from 6 to 10 p.m. A total of 30 northwest breweries will be represented at the first canned craft beer festival, as well as food vendors, yard games (for kids and adults), and more.
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New location for Bite of Skagit

Jul 3rd, 2014 | By

ANACORTES – The annual Bite of Skagit event will be held at a new location this year this year due to ongoing construction in downtown Mount Vernon. The event moves to the Waterfront Park at Swinomish Casino and Lodge in Anacortes, held on Saturday, July 26 from noon to 4 p.m. This annual fundraiser sponsored
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Field Day: Tour research fields, BBQ and more on July 10

Jul 3rd, 2014 | By

MOUNT VERNON – A field tour, research updates and barbecue will highlight the free, public field day beginning at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at the Washington State University Mount Vernon Research and Extension Center at 16650 State Route 536. The annual event will begin with a walking tour of nearly 100 acres of active
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Popsicles: Cool treats for the kids

Jul 2nd, 2014 | By
Popsicles: Cool treats for the kids

Kids like cool treats, especially during the summer time. There’s nothing more fun and refreshing than an ice-cold treat on a hot summer day. That, and a swimming hole or lake to jump in. Summer’s fresh berries are delicious, key ingredients in making cool treats (if you haven’t eaten all of them before you get
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