Monday, December 5, 2016

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Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting Feb. 21

Dec 1st, 2016

BELLINGHAM – The Northwest Washington Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting, a one-day conference for food and farming businesses of all kinds to connect, network, and learn, will be held Feb. 21, 2017. The Trade Meeting fosters connections between regional farmers, fishermen, food artisans, restaurants, grocers, and all others interested in sourcing local ingredients or selling local food.
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WSDA farmer survey available online

Dec 1st, 2016

STATE – The Washington State Department of Agriculture is asking farmers to participate in their Farm Survey, as part of an ongoing effort to improve outreach and education resources. The survery, conducted every two years, is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/farmer16. This survey is partially funded by a USDA specialty crop block grant targeting Washington farmers growing
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Thankful for our Farmers: Messages from the community

Nov 3rd, 2016
Thankful for our Farmers: Messages from the community

We invited our readers and community to write in this month and give thanks to their favorite local farms, and acknowledge their hard work, dedication, impacts, and love for local agriculture, in all types. Our northwest corner is full of talented farmers and producers growing and making a huge variety of foods and products. We
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Scratch & Peck Feeds moving to larger production facility in Burlington

Nov 2nd, 2016
Scratch & Peck Feeds moving to larger production facility in Burlington

BELLINGHAM – Local feed company Scratch and Peck Feeds announced they are relocating their production facilities from Bellingham to a larger location in Burlington. According to owner and founder Diana Ambauen-Meade, the company is expanding to meet demand and will be relocating in early 2017. The new facility in Skagit County is more than double
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Washington Small Fruit Conference, Lynden Ag Show set Nov. 30-Dec. 2

Nov 2nd, 2016

LYNDEN – The Washington Small Fruit Conference and Lynden Ag Show is set for Wednesday, Nov. 30 through Friday, Dec. 2. This 3-day conference offers the latest relevant research information, with topics including Pest Management, Foliar and Fruit Disease Management and Biology, Soilborne Disease Management, Weed Management, Insecticide/Miticide Decline Evaluation, Nutrient Management, Pollination,  Worker Safety
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Calendar: November 2016

Nov 1st, 2016

NVHC Display Cabinet: Gooding Shingle Company:  Marv Fullner displays photos and artifacts from the mill started by his great uncle Edward W. Gooding in 1922. Located east of Glen Echo, the mill operated until 1918. On display until the end of December. Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Drive, (360) 966-5100.   Birchwood Garden Club’s November Meeting:
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Center for Good Food Purchasing to present at Whatcom Food Network forum Nov. 17

Nov 1st, 2016

All are invited to attend the Whatcom Food Network’s Fall Forum where the Center for Good Food Purchasing, a national organization for value-centered procurement and food system transformation, will be presenting on Nov. 17. The Whatcom Food Network is composed of various agencies, organizations, and stakeholders interested in working to strengthen the local and regional
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Simply delicious: Late fall recipes

Nov 1st, 2016
Simply delicious: Late fall recipes

by Corina Sahlin Many people associate late fall and the holiday season with eating lots of food, feeling overly stuffed, children hyped up by sugary treats and gaining weight. And there’s the problem of friends and relatives visiting who might eat a gluten free or sugar free diet, and what, pray tell, are you supposed
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International agricultural volunteering presented at next Brown Bag Seminar

Nov 1st, 2016

MOUNT VERNON – Dr. Carol Miles will discuss International Agricultural Volunteering during a Brown Bag Seminar on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Miles, Horticulturist at WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, just returned from a 2-week assignment in Mozambique where she taught vegetable crop integrated pest management to a village farmer cooperative. Subsistence farmers rely on their crops to
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Gingerbread entries due Nov. 29

Nov 1st, 2016
Gingerbread entries due Nov. 29

BELLINGHAM – The deadline for submitting entry forms for the gingerbread house contest during the Port of Bellingham’s Holiday Port Festival is Tuesday, Nov. 29. A number of categories are available for entry including youth, family, business, organization and others. Edible structures must be delivered on Wednesday, Nov. 30. All gingerbread houses will be auctioned
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