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Celebrating local food, farms and the DIY spirit in the great Northwest

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STORYTELLING: The naked beekeeper

Mar 2nd, 2014 | By

 by Bruce Vilders Being a beekeeper I get asked a lot of questions; How are the bees doing? What’s causing Colony Collapse Disorder? Do I have honey to sell? But the one question that is almost always asked, often times quietly and with a little trepidation, is “Do you ever get stung?” Umm, that would
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The Local Dirt: February 2013

Jan 30th, 2013 | By

This section includes news bits from local farms, restaurants, businesses, schools and community organizations. So, here’s the local dirt this month… The Whatcom County Youth Fair celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, scheduled for April 5-6. They are holding a youth t-shirt contest and accepting submissions. The winning entry will be used for this year’s
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Editor’s Note: A slice of life

Oct 31st, 2012 | By
Editor’s Note: A slice of life

“When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness… all the good things.” –Maya Angelou The countdown begins. It is Halloween as I write this, and our 6-year-old son is asking how many more days til Christmas. (For the record, it’s 55, as of press time. His response: “Oh man! Why not
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Editor’s Note: A place to call home

May 1st, 2012 | By
Editor’s Note: A place to call home

“Gardening is a way of showing that you believe in tomorrow.” –Unknown A lot can change in a year, or two. With this issue, we celebrate two years of Grow Northwest. We want to thank all of you for supporting this publication. We like to say we’re 100 percent locally grown, because we truly are.
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Let’s Eat: Book Fare Cafe

Mar 30th, 2012 | By
Let’s Eat: Book Fare Cafe

by Cameron Deuel The Book Fare Cafe, located in Village Books in Fairhaven, serves as a cozy nook for bookworms to embark on their literary splendor while enjoying light, local fare. Owner and chef Charles Claassen focuses on incorporating local ingredients into the menu, which changes each season. Claassen, who has a lifelong passion for
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Dirty feet, happy belly

Sep 3rd, 2011 | By

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” -Kahlil Gibran I have dirty feet. The kind of dirty, summer, gardening feet a lot of folks have this time of year. No matter how much I scrub, some of the dirt is there to
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DIRTY MAMA: To pastures new

Jul 2nd, 2011 | By
DIRTY MAMA: To pastures new

by Shona Hilton My internal compass has always been set North by Northwest. In fact I have always assumed we would end up in Alaska. So you can imagine my surprise when the Fates decided to pull a fast one and send us East over the Cascades to live in Okanogan County near Tonasket. Yup,
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DIRTY MAMA: A breath of fresh air

Mar 3rd, 2011 | By

by Shona Hilton I was going to write this time around about foraging for our dinner. Well scratch that idea for now. I want to give a shout out to the rural spirit of this top left hand corner of the US of A. A little earlier this year I had the pleasure of being
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DIRTY MAMA: Outside in

Jan 8th, 2011 | By

by Shona Hilton “I am just going outside and may be some time.” Immortal words uttered by the not-so-immortal Captain Oates of Scott’s ill-fated South Pole trip – and words used often in our house when someone has cabin fever and needs to get out before their head explodes or something equally unpleasant. Being outside,
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DIRTY MAMA: It’s Traditional

Nov 9th, 2010 | By

by Shona Hilton I love this time of year.  From the autumn equinox right through to Twelfth night. Every season has its place in my affections but autumn and early winter win my heart hands down. First there comes a smattering of brightly colored leaves, the animals start growing winter coats and the hens lay
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