Friday, July 25, 2014

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Food preservation courses available

Jul 4th, 2014 | By

Washington State University Extension is offering an eight-lesson, online program for anyone wishing to learn about food preservation. Designed for beginners as well as veteran canners who want to update their knowledge and recipes, Preserve the Taste of Summer provides the most current USDA-approved food preservation recommendations. The online lessons can be viewed at any
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Growing Veterans starts Thursday stand at Seattle VA Hospital

Jul 3rd, 2014 | By
Growing Veterans starts Thursday stand at Seattle VA Hospital

Growing Veterans is now a vendor on Thursdays at the VA Hospital in Seattle. The group brings their produce, grown on a few acres outside of Lynden, as well as items from their partner organization, Growing Washington, based in Everson. Laura Merritt, of VA Puget Sound Health Care System, worked with Growing Veterans to bring
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Yes We Can canned beer fest, Whatcom Wine and Spirits event set

Jul 3rd, 2014 | By

BELLINGHAM – A new Yes We Can canned beer festival will be held in Bellingham on July 4 at Elizabeth Station from 6 to 10 p.m. A total of 30 northwest breweries will be represented at the first canned craft beer festival, as well as food vendors, yard games (for kids and adults), and more.
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New location for Bite of Skagit

Jul 3rd, 2014 | By

ANACORTES – The annual Bite of Skagit event will be held at a new location this year this year due to ongoing construction in downtown Mount Vernon. The event moves to the Waterfront Park at Swinomish Casino and Lodge in Anacortes, held on Saturday, July 26 from noon to 4 p.m. This annual fundraiser sponsored
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Field Day: Tour research fields, BBQ and more on July 10

Jul 3rd, 2014 | By

MOUNT VERNON – A field tour, research updates and barbecue will highlight the free, public field day beginning at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at the Washington State University Mount Vernon Research and Extension Center at 16650 State Route 536. The annual event will begin with a walking tour of nearly 100 acres of active
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Janis DeJager, of Everson, named new state dairy ambassador

Jul 1st, 2014 | By
Janis DeJager, of Everson, named new state dairy ambassador

EVERETT – Whatcom County representative Janis DeJager, of Everson, was selected as the 2014-2015 Washington State Dairy Ambassador. DeJager was one of six contestants at the 59th annual Washington State Dairy Ambassador Coronation, held in Everett last month. Marcy Bartelheimer from Snohomish was selected as an Alternate Ambassador. As a representative of the Dairy Farmers
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Annual Skillshare Faire coming up

Jul 1st, 2014 | By

FERNDALE – The 3rd annual Whatcom Skillshare Faire has an earlier date this year, set for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23-24 at Hovander Park in Ferndale. This family friendly event offers the community a place to gather and learn skills in short classes, workshops and hands-on demonstrations. Popular workshops include how to raise rabbits, a
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New mobile processing unit: Livestock producer cooperative receives financing support

Jun 4th, 2014 | By

The Northwest Agriculture Business Center has been awarded $123,633 in grant funding to support the North Cascades Meat Producers Cooperative in its purchase of a mobile processing unit. This unit will be built by TriVan Truck Body of Ferndale, Washington and provide on-farm USDA inspected harvest for livestock producers located in Island, Skagit, Snohomish, and
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Breadfarm open house June 21

Jun 3rd, 2014 | By

EDISON – Breadfarm in Edison will be one of 56 bakeries participating in The Bread Bakers Guild of America’s 4th Annual International Bakery Open House on June 21. Guild member bakeries in 30 U.S. states and one Canadian province will take part in the open house, which is part of The Guild’s 2014 regional event
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Canning Classes: Skagit Extension offers “Preserve the Taste of Summer”

Jun 3rd, 2014 | By

SKAGIT – WSU Extension is offering a new comprehensive program “Preserve the Taste of Summer.” A basic canning demonstration class will be offered on Tuesday, June 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at WSU Skagit County Extension, 11768 Westar Lane, Suite A, Burlington. Cost $15 per person. This will be followed by a series of
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