Tuesday, August 4, 2015

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Raising Livestock workshop series offered this fall

Aug 1st, 2015

BURLINGTON – The WSU Livestock Advisor program is offering a 10-week series of classes about raising livestock, starting Sept. 14. From choosing smaller low line beef to larger framed cows, pastured poultry to milking goats, sheep or the family cow, meat rabbits or swine, these classes will give you a broad overview of livestock selection, nutrition,
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Tractor Supply opening Aug. 1

Aug 1st, 2015

LYNDEN – Tractor Supply Company will officially open the doors of the new Lynden store on Saturday, Aug. 1, offering products for farm, ranch, and home. The store is located at 1898 Front St. (the building formerly housed a Cost Cutter). A grand opening celebration is currently set for Aug. 15. This is the 26th
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Farmers Market week Aug. 2-8

Aug 1st, 2015

STATE – The week of Aug. 2-8 is Washington State Farmers Market Week, coinciding with the National Farmers Market week. The Governor’s Office declared the week as a time “for people to enjoy fresh selections of fruits and vegetables, as well as baked goods and artisan products, while strolling through small and large markets across
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We Grow stand open weekly

Aug 1st, 2015
We Grow stand open weekly

We Grow, a collaboration between Northwest Youth Services and WSU Extension Program, is a seed-to-market vocational readiness program for at-risk and homeless youth. We Grow participants work as a team in planting, growing, and harvesting food that they sell on-site and to local restaurants. The market stand is open every Monday from 2-4 p.m. throughout
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Field to Flame fundraiser: Seven chefs, seven courses, over a dozen farmers

Aug 1st, 2015

Bellingham – Sustainable Connections and the Northwest Washington Chefs Collaborative present their first-ever Field to Flame Brunch, a seven-course fundraiser featuring seven local chefs and over a dozen local farmers in the beautiful park setting at Boxx Weddings in Ferndale. Local farmers and fishers will be providing the freshest and the best ingredients. This fundraiser
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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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