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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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Common Threads celebrates 10 years; festival set for July 17

Jul 6th, 2016

BELLINGHAM – Common Threads will celebrate 10 years of working with kids in the community during their outdoor summer festival on Sunday, July 17. Founded in 2006 and based in Bellingham, Washington, Common Threads is a non-profit organization that promotes a “seed to table” approach to food production, good nutrition, and environmental stewardship.  Most of
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New veterinary feed directive discussed at Livestock Round Pen July 7

Jul 5th, 2016

MONROE – The next Livestock Round Pen on Thursday, July 7 invites livestock owners to learn about a new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) starting in January 2017. In order to apply certain medications to food producing animals via food or water, owners must have an established veterinarian-client-patient relationship. This new directive may impact significantly how
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Puget Sound Food Hub: Farmers take ownership as cooperative

Jun 1st, 2016

In late May, the Puget Sound Food Hub Farmer Advisory Committee determined to form a cooperative and take on the ownership of the Puget Sound Food Hub. The Hub provides a web-based platform and aggregation and distribution services for local farms. This past year more than 60 farms used the Hub and sold to 220
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Tour small grain field trials June 23

Jun 1st, 2016

MOUNT VERNON – The public will have an opportunity to walk alongside the small grain field trials at WSU Mt. Vernon during the 7th annual Small Grains Field Day on Thursday, June 23. The public can observe variety trials of winter and spring wheat, barley and oats, as well as spring rye, spelt, buckwheat and
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Poop power: Learn about anaerobic digestion systems during Field Day

Jun 1st, 2016

LYNDEN – WSU’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources presents a day-long event Thursday, June 9 to learn about anaerobic digestion and nutrient recovery. Participating dairy farms during this field day are Edaleen Dairy and Honcoop Farms. Together with WSU researchers, they will discuss anaerobic digestion and nutrient recovery, and the lessons they’ve learned
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FISMA: Small farm rules discussion coming up

Jun 1st, 2016

EVERSON – “FISMA Rules as it Relates to Small Farms” will be the subject of Cloud Mountain Farm Center’s monthly speaker series on Thursday, June 23. Karen Ullman from the Washington State Department of Agriculture will be leading a discussion and information session on the new FISMA rules as it relates to small farms. This
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