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Apple and Pear Harvest Field Day moved up two weeks due to weather

Sep 6th, 2016

MOUNT VERNON – The annual Apple and Pear Harvest Field Day, presented by the Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation at WSU Washington Research and Extension Center in Mount Vernon, has been moved up to Saturday, Sept. 24. The event was originally slated for Oct. 8, but was moved due to the warm weather and fruit
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Junior Growers: September 2016

Sep 6th, 2016
Junior Growers: September 2016


Canning summer’s end: Peaches and beets with honey

Sep 6th, 2016
Canning summer’s end: Peaches and beets with honey

by Corina Sahlin One of my favorite ways to preserve summer’s bounty is canning peaches and beets with honey. These jars will be like liquid gold in winter, when the soil is bare and home-grown fruits and vegetables are a distant memory. We preserve peaches and beets by canning them with honey, which is healthier
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Christianson Nursery’s annual Giant Pumpkin Festival set for Sept. 24

Sep 5th, 2016

MOUNT VERNON – The 5th annual Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 24 at Christianson’s Nursery in Mount Vernon. Visitors are welcome to come for a day of viewing giant pumpkins, face painting, toad races, carnival games, harvest food, music, a bat presentation, and more. All are welcome to bring and show
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Harvest is upon us: Picking, storing apples and pears

Sep 4th, 2016
Harvest is upon us: Picking, storing apples and pears

by Cloud Mountain Farm Center With the warm, dry summer we’ve had, fruit is ripening up to three weeks ahead of “normal”. Both last year and this year, our accumulated heat units are well above average. Since many fruits ripen when they’ve experienced the right amount of heat, it is to be expected that they
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Heritage Barn nominations due

Sep 3rd, 2016

STATE – The Heritage Barn Preservation Initiative, a program of the Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation, is accepting barn nominations. Owners of historic barns over 50 years old that retain a significant degree of historic integrity can nominate their barn to be designated as a Heritage Barn and be included in the
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Hands-on learning focus of Livestock Advisors

Sep 3rd, 2016
Hands-on learning focus of Livestock Advisors

Program graduates volunteer, expand community network by Carol Frey Many people have livestock dreams. Some dream small, maybe getting a few chickens in order to have high quality eggs. Some have bigger dreams, like opening a sheep dairy. Others may considering raising a different type of livestock. The WSU Livestock Advisor program is a unique
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Terra Verde: Planting seeds and pulling weeds since 2007

Sep 3rd, 2016
Terra Verde: Planting seeds and pulling weeds since 2007

by Mary Vermillion On a summer Sunday morning, Amy and Skuter Fontaine of Terra Verde Farm show a visitor their 15 acres of organically grown vegetables near the Nooksack River in Everson. They take turns talking to the guest or holding the hand of their 2-year-old son, Rudy, who – with a parent in tow
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New Bellingham SeaFeast celebrates local fishing industry

Sep 2nd, 2016

BELLINGHAM – A  new celebration of local fishing and food will be held on the Bellingham waterfront Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Presented by Bornstein Foods, the event includes food, music, demonstrations, salmon BBQ contest, food court, family fun, boat tours, and more. Admission is free. For a complete schedule of events,
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Hundreds of varieties on display at Whatcom County Dahlia Show

Sep 2nd, 2016

BELLINGHAM – The Whatcom County Dahlia will host their Annual Dahlia Flower Show on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10-11. Hundreds of varieties will be shown from the lil’ Pompons to the giant Dinner Plates. Experienced growers will be available to answer questions. New members are welcome. The show runs noon to  p.m. on Saturday and
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