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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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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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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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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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Free fall activities at Burlington’s Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Pitch

Sep 1st, 2016

BURLINGTON – The Burlington Chamber of Commerce and Burlington Parks and Recreation Dept presents their annual Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Pitch on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Skagit River Park in Burlington. Activities include medieval type machines hurling pumpkins through the air, zucchini car races, pumpkin painting contest and lots of kids activities. Admission and
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Bellingham Farmers Market adding new After Hours Market in September

Aug 5th, 2016

BELLINGHAM – In response to customer requests, the Bellingham Farmers Market is adding a Thursday market to its popular Wednesday Fairhaven and Saturday Downtown markets. The After Hours Farmers Market will take place 4-7 p.m. every Thursday from Sept. 1-Sept. 29, 2016, at Depot Market Square in downtown Bellingham. “It became clear during our recent strategic
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Livestock Training Series offered by WSU Extension starts Sept. 20

Aug 4th, 2016

SKAGIT – Are you interested in raising your family’s own meat, milk or fiber? WSU Livestock Advisor training begins a new 11-week series of classes Sept. 20.  From fencing, feeding, housing, breeding to pasture management, learn how to raise high-quality poultry, sheep, beef, swine, or goats sustainably. Participants receive help developing a strategic plan to
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The Local Dirt: August 2016

Aug 3rd, 2016

Ninety Farms is hosting its Northwest Classic Sheepdog Trial on Friday through Sunday, Aug. 12-14. Come out to a working sheep farm for the day and watch handlers communicate to their stockdogs at distances over 400 yards to navigate a group of sheep through an international sheepdog course. Ninety Farms is located at 22912 67th
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New Downtown Market Walk July 9

Jul 6th, 2016

BELLINGHAM – Sustainable Connections, in partnership with the Community Food Co-op, Terra Organic and Natural Foods, the Bellingham Farmers Market, and the Downtown Bellingham Partnership, invites the public to attend the Downtown Market Walk on Saturday, July 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Downtown Market Walk is a celebration and exploration of Bellingham’s
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