Friday, April 25, 2014

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

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Distillery Tour: Meet the local makers of hard spirits in our northwest corner

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By
Distillery Tour: Meet the local makers of hard spirits in our northwest corner

Distill my heart. Scattered throughout our northwest corner are folks passionate about crafting hard spirits. And they have the proof.  Moonshine, vodka, brandy, whiskey, and other hard drinks are being made in small batches by small business owners, many working with small farmers, in a growing market. Here’s a look at some of the local
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Milk Makers Fest: Students learn about local dairy

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By
Milk Makers Fest: Students learn about local dairy

Adult-only session offered April 22 by Grow Northwest Each April, the annual Milk Makers Fest brings 1st grade students to the dairy farm. The Whatcom County Dairy Women hold the event for both public and homeschooled students to learn about the milking process and daily life on a dairy farm, including care, feed, irrigation, fertilizing crops,
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Wonderful Woolies fiber sale and open house April 12

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By

Spinners Eden Farm will host its annual fiber sale and open house on Saturday, April 12, featuring a number of northwest Washington farms. Spinners Eden Farm raises award-winning registered CVM (California Variegated Mutant)/Romeldale sheep. Along with breeding stock, they sell raw fleece, roving, and other wool products.  The annual event is also an open house,
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Tastes along the tulip trek

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By
Tastes along the tulip trek

Delicious stops in La Conner, Mount Vernon by Cait Auer As you spend a day feasting your eyes on vibrant acres of tulips at this year’s Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, your taste buds also deserve a treat. Take time to satisfy your appetite at one of the many delicious eateries the area has to offer.
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Bellingham, Ferndale farmers markets kick off 2014 season

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By

BELLINGHAM – The Bellingham Farmers Market opens its 22nd season on Saturday, April 5. A number of returning vendors will be on hand, as well as new vendors such as Bluebell Gardens, Brittle Barn Farms, Leaky Dam Farm, Mariposa, Outer County Farm, and Spring Time Farms, noted Caprice Teske, Market Director. “Our new ready-to-eat items
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Five-week Farm Machinery Safety Course to be held in Burlington

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By

BURLINGTON – A five-week Farm Machinery Safety course will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings, starting April 15. Instructor Don McMoran, director of the WSU Skagit Extension office, leads the training consisting of 10 classes, with hands-on time servicing, driving, hooking up implements, and more with tractors. Certification can be obtained for students 13 years
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Whatcom County Youth Fair April 4-5

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By

LYNDEN – The Whatcom County Youth Fair will be held Friday and Saturday, April 4-5, celebrating 26 years. This educational fair for local youth ages 6 to 18 features various categories and skills. Participants do not need to be a 4H or FFA member, and there is no admission to watch the event. The fair
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Free alpaca, llama workshop Saturday, April 19

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By

A day of workshops for current and future owners of alpacas and llamas will be held on Saturday, April 19 at JNK Llama Farm outside of Bellingham. Now in its seventh year, this annual day of workshops and education is free to anyone that currently owns or is interested in owning the animals. There will
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Ragfinery brings new life to discarded clothing, textiles

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By
Ragfinery brings new life to discarded clothing, textiles

by Brent Cole Ragfinery, a new textile reuse center aimed at creating new clothes and products from donated materials, has opened in downtown Bellingham. The 4,000-square foot space, operated by the non-profit Reuse Works (also home of the Appliance Depot), will connect artists, textile designers and crafters, and offer workshops and classes, with the sole
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Whatcom Arts & Crafts Contest open to all ages; includes expanded canning category

Apr 1st, 2014 | By

ROME GRANGE – The 2014 Whatcom County Arts & Crafts Contest will be held at the Rome Grange on Tuesday, April 15. Participants can knit, crochet, sew, paint, carve, paste, cut, stain, sculpt, photograph or create other pieces for submission. This event is open to people of all ages in Whatcom County, and grange membership
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