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Coming up: San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit, Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting, and Women in Ag

Jan 31st, 2015

Three conferences are available this month to farmers, business owners, community advocates, and interested members of the public to further connections and spread information about local resources.   Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting The annual NW Washington Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting takes place Monday, Feb. 9 at St. Luke’s Education Center in Bellingham from 8:30 a.m. to 4
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Avian flu: Prevention workshop for poultry owners Feb. 5

Jan 31st, 2015

MONROE – A free workshop about Avian Flu Prevention will take place Monday, Feb. 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Longhouse at Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. Available for poultry owners, the workshop is sponsored by Snohomish County, Snohomish Conservation District, WSU Snohomish County Extension, and Evergreen State Fairgrounds. Poultry owners will learn
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Grange hosts annual Baking Contest and Auction; open to all

Jan 31st, 2015

BELLINGHAM – The Grange is hosting their annual Baking Contest and Auction on Tuesday, Feb. 17, and public submissions and bids are welcome. The long-time favorite categories of breads, cakes, cookies and brownies are available, as well as new categories for pies, gluten free items, and decorated items. Entry in the contest is open to
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Alpaca expo, show coming up at Evergreen State Fairgrounds

Jan 31st, 2015

MONROE – The annual Alpaca Amore Affaire Auction, Expo and Show takes place Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 14-15 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. Visitors can view and buy alpaca products, learn about the alpaca industry and attend seminars. The event is produced by Act Event Group which specializes in the marketing and selling
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Bread Lab expanding into larger space

Jan 31st, 2015

MOUNT VERNON – The Bread Lab at the Washington State University-Mount Vernon Research Center is expanding into a 12,000-square-foot building at the Port of Skagit County, and raising $300,000 for the relocation, renovation and equipment. The lab, currently housed in a 600-square-foot space at the Research Center, studies the diversity of locally grown grains to
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Local nurseries attending Northwest Flower & Garden Show

Jan 31st, 2015

WA – The annual Northwest Flower & Garden Show will take place Feb. 11-15 at the Washington St. Convention Center in Seattle, featuring display gardens, seminars, regional nurseries, growers and suppliers, and much more. Local nurseries are offering bus transportation and tickets to the show. Garden Spot Nursery will host a  First Class Party Bus
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Anacortes, Bellingham, San Juan host monthly winter farmers markets

Jan 4th, 2015

NORTHWEST – Monthly farmers markets will meet this winter in Anacortes, Bellingham and San Juan Island. The Anacortes Farmers Market will meet the second Saturday in January through April (Jan. 10, Feb. 14, March 14 and April 11) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Depot in Anacortes. For more information, see www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org. The
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Seed swaps coming up

Jan 4th, 2015

WHATCOM – The 7th annual Community Seed Swap and fundraiser will be held Sunday, Jan. 25 from 2:30 to 5 pm. at The Majestic, 1027 N. Forest Street in Bellingham. Doors are open to the public from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Participants bringing seeds to share should label envelopes with plant strain and date (only
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Pioneer Farm’s Sugar Hubbard Squash seed named to Ark of Taste catalog

Jan 4th, 2015

WHIDBEY – Slow Food USA and Slow Food International’s “Ark of Taste” have added Pioneer’s Farm Sugar Hubbard Squash to those seeds being preserved and shared, according to a press release from Slow Food Whidbey representative Debra Richardson. “After the seed was first developed in the late 1940s, three generations of Shermans have continued the
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Annual Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting Feb. 9

Jan 3rd, 2015

BELLINGHAM – The annual NW Washington Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting takes place Monday, Feb. 9 at St. Luke’s Education Center  in Bellingham, offering connections for local farmers, fishers, food producers, regional buyers and others interested in local food. Participants from Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, Island and beyond are welcome to attend. There will be formal and
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