Friday, July 3, 2015

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Scratch and Peck Feeds, itek Energy, and others open doors for Independents Tour

Jul 2nd, 2015

WHATCOM – Several local businesses are opening their doors to the public for tours during the Independent Business Tour this month, sponsored by Sustainable Connections. All are welcome to attend; RSVPs are not necessary. More details are available at www.sconnect.org. The schedule is as follows: • itek Energy, local manufacturer of solar panels, will show
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Bite of Skagit coming up July 25

Jul 2nd, 2015

SKAGIT – The annual Bite of Skagit takes place Saturday, July 25. With all profits going to charity, this annual event brings together Skagit County restaurants, residents and visitors to support the Skagit Food Distribution Center’s efforts to increase availability of local produce for residents who rely on Skagit County’s food banks, meal programs, and
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Weekend focuses on bees, pollination information

Jul 2nd, 2015

EVERETT – An event centered around pollination information, called Pollinator Passion Weekend, will be held July 24-26 in Everett. The event will be held at the WSU Snohomish County Extension, 600 128th St SE  in Everett, inside McCollum Park. The event opens Friday evening, July 24, with “Bring Back the Pollinators!” featuring Rich Hatfield, endangered
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Orcas Island Cider and Mead Fest June 27; benefits farm to cafeteria program

Jun 4th, 2015

ORCAS – The 5th annual Orcas Island Cider & Mead Festival takes place on Saturday, June 27, benefiting the Orcas Island Farm to Cafeteria Program. The event will be held alongside the Farmers Market, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Village Green. Workshops, restaurants pairing ciders with entrees, and other cider-related activities will
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Breadfarm: Open house June 27

Jun 3rd, 2015

Breadfarm will be one of 40 bakeries participating in The Bread Bakers Guild of America’s 5th Annual International Bakery Open House on June 27. Located at 5766 Cains Court in Edison, Breadfarm will be highlighting local wheat and using local grains in their business. The open house is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bakers
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Bellingham Farmers Market open Wednesdays at Fairhaven Village Green

Jun 1st, 2015

FAIRHAVEN – The Bellingham Farmers Market kicks off its Wednesday market on the Fairhaven Village Green starting June 3. Fourteen farmers will bring fresh produce, plants, chicken, salmon sausages, mushrooms, flowers and more to the Wednesday Market, and screen-printed clothing, jewelry, and fine art are just a few of the items that our craft vendors will offer.
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International Plowing Match May 16

Apr 30th, 2015
International Plowing Match May 16

LYNDEN – The International Plowing Match will be held Saturday, May 16 at Berthusen Park in Lynden. The International Plowing Association puts on this historic event, and is an active group of volunteers consisting of multi-generational plowing families and people interested in preserving the tradition of the Plowing Match. According to Northwest Washington Fairground’s history
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Celebration of Food Festival May 17

Apr 30th, 2015
Celebration of Food Festival May 17

LYNNWOOD— Food Revolution Snohomish County, a movement aimed at encouraging growing, cooking, and eating real food, brings the 4th annual Celebration of Food Festival to Lynnwood on Sunday, May 17. The festival is a free, family event where participants can taste, explore, and experience real food from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lynnwood Convention
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Local food in schools, garden curriculum focus of free workshops

Apr 30th, 2015

MOUNT VERNON – A free interactive workshop for School Food Service Directors, Kitchen Managers, and other interested in school food service will be held Tuesday, May 19, to discuss new opportunities and resources to use local food. The workshop is open to food service staff and others in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan Counties,
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Health department investigates E.coli link after several students sickened

Apr 30th, 2015

LYNDEN – The Whatcom County Department of Health informed the organizers of the Milk Makers Fest on April 27 that several children who may have attended the recent educational event have become ill, possibly with E.coli. The following day, the Health Department sent a letter to parents of children in Whatcom County schools that states
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