Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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Junior Growers: June 2015

Jun 5th, 2015
Junior Growers: June 2015


Burk Ridge Farms: Grown here, for here

Jun 4th, 2015
Burk Ridge Farms: Grown here, for here

Mobile slaughter unit available; processing facility coming in 2016 by Becca Schwarz Cole Burke Ridge Farms, of Custer, launched a mobile slaughter unit last year and plans to follow up with an on-site processing facility in 2016 – a project that would complete their full-circle goal of starting, raising, and harvesting meat on-farm. Owned and
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Regional varieties, production focus of Small Grains Field Day

Jun 4th, 2015
Regional varieties, production focus of Small Grains Field Day

by Cathy McKenzie The annual Small Grains Field Day, which is free and open to the public, gives growers, industry representatives, and consumers a chance to network and learn about the latest small-grains research and how it impacts the economy in the Skagit Valley and beyond. This year’s event will be held June 25 from
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Back To Our Roots exhibit highlights agriculture history

Jun 4th, 2015
Back To Our Roots exhibit highlights agriculture history

Farming equipment, canning and preserving, log cabin, and local accounts on display by Jessamyn Tuttle This summer the Skagit Historical Museum in La Conner will be featuring an exhibit titled “Back to Our Roots: A History of Farm to Table in Skagit County,” which highlights the life of a family of settlers in the upper Skagit Valley
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Orcas Island Cider and Mead Fest June 27; benefits farm to cafeteria program

Jun 4th, 2015

ORCAS – The 5th annual Orcas Island Cider & Mead Festival takes place on Saturday, June 27, benefiting the Orcas Island Farm to Cafeteria Program. The event will be held alongside the Farmers Market, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Village Green. Workshops, restaurants pairing ciders with entrees, and other cider-related activities will
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Kermit Dogs: Serving up brats with local beer

Jun 4th, 2015
Kermit Dogs: Serving up brats with local beer

by Brent Cole As the local beer culture continues to boom, the natural next step is cooking with local beer, and that has been taken by Kermit Dogs, a bratwurst stand out of Bellingham. Owned and operated by Knut Christianson and Michael Nutt, Kermit Dogs offers beef and pork brats made with local beer (as
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Quit Buggin’ Me: Relieve the itch

Jun 4th, 2015
Quit Buggin’ Me: Relieve the itch

by Suzanne Jordan It’s that time again, folks! Mosquito, spider, ant, and biting pest season. Sitting outside at a BBQ, camping, and just trying to relax and enjoy the nice weather outside can be a bit frustrating when you become the object of dining for the insects that come around this time of year. The
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Breadfarm: Open house June 27

Jun 3rd, 2015

Breadfarm will be one of 40 bakeries participating in The Bread Bakers Guild of America’s 5th Annual International Bakery Open House on June 27. Located at 5766 Cains Court in Edison, Breadfarm will be highlighting local wheat and using local grains in their business. The open house is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bakers
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Food preservation series, workshops coming up

Jun 3rd, 2015
Food preservation series, workshops coming up

Juicy ripe strawberries, crunchy dill pickles, delicious peaches – nothing tastes better than home-preserved foods. In addition, a well-stocked pantry is a step towards ensuring you always have plenty of food available. However, safely preserving food at home requires a bit of knowledge, time set aside, and a small investment in equipment. Learn how to
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EVENTS: June 2015

Jun 1st, 2015

Cool-Season Gardening: Growing Fall & Winter Edibles with Bill Thorness: Wednesday, June 3. The Growing Groceries program is proud to present an engaging evening with author and grower Bill Thorness about Cool-Season Gardening. Thorness has written Cool Season Gardener: Extend the Harvest, Plan Ahead and Grow Vegetables Year Round and Edible Heirlooms: Heritage Vegetables for
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