Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Bellingham, Ferndale farmers markets kick off 2014 season

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By

BELLINGHAM – The Bellingham Farmers Market opens its 22nd season on Saturday, April 5. A number of returning vendors will be on hand, as well as new vendors such as Bluebell Gardens, Brittle Barn Farms, Leaky Dam Farm, Mariposa, Outer County Farm, and Spring Time Farms, noted Caprice Teske, Market Director. “Our new ready-to-eat items
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Five-week Farm Machinery Safety Course to be held in Burlington

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By

BURLINGTON – A five-week Farm Machinery Safety course will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings, starting April 15. Instructor Don McMoran, director of the WSU Skagit Extension office, leads the training consisting of 10 classes, with hands-on time servicing, driving, hooking up implements, and more with tractors. Certification can be obtained for students 13 years
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Whatcom County Youth Fair April 4-5

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By

LYNDEN – The Whatcom County Youth Fair will be held Friday and Saturday, April 4-5, celebrating 26 years. This educational fair for local youth ages 6 to 18 features various categories and skills. Participants do not need to be a 4H or FFA member, and there is no admission to watch the event. The fair
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Whatcom Arts & Crafts Contest open to all ages; includes expanded canning category

Apr 1st, 2014 | By

ROME GRANGE – The 2014 Whatcom County Arts & Crafts Contest will be held at the Rome Grange on Tuesday, April 15. Participants can knit, crochet, sew, paint, carve, paste, cut, stain, sculpt, photograph or create other pieces for submission. This event is open to people of all ages in Whatcom County, and grange membership
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Deming Library hosts day of classes; starts Learning Garden

Mar 12th, 2014 | By

A partnership between the Deming Library and Local Food Works has been germinating for several years. This spring, Library Manager Katrina Carabba and Local Food Works volunteers are taking their partnership one step further by working together to build a Deming Library Learning Garden, creating an outdoor space that will serve as a site for hands-on
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Home and Garden Shows offered this month in Mount Vernon, Everett

Mar 4th, 2014 | By

MOUNT VERNON/EVERETT – Two annual Home and Garden Shows will be held this month, offering local residents a chance to visit with a number of local vendors and businesses, and attend seminars. The Everett Home & Garden Show will be held March 7-9 at Comcast Arena in Everett. Sunnyside Nursery’s Steve Smith, owner for 25
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Washington Beer Open House set for Saturday, Feb. 22

Feb 21st, 2014 | By

The Washington Beer Commission hosts an Open House Saturday, Feb. 22 from noon to 5 p.m. Visit local breweries, meet the brewers, and enjoy their craft. Some brewery hours may vary, so check with them. Participating breweries in our northwest corner include: Boundary Bay Brewery (Bellingham) Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen (Bellingham) Kulshan Brewing Company (Bellingham) Wander Brewing (Bellingham) Skookum Brewery (Arlington) Rockfish Grill
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San Juan livestock workshop covers basic care, cooking and more

Feb 3rd, 2014 | By

SAN JUAN ISLAND – A special Livestock Workshop for all interested and experienced livestock producers will take place Saturday, Feb. 8 at Friday Harbor Brickworks on San Juan Island. Topics will cover the care of sheep, goats, cows, pigs, chickens, and rabbits on small acreage, including housing, nutrition, feed, health, parasites, butchering, and more. Participants
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Concrete School District selected for Farm-to-School planning grant

Feb 3rd, 2014 | By

CONCRETE – A Farm-to-School (F2S) Planning grant submitted last April by United General Hospital with the Concrete School District was selected for funding, according to Marjorie Bell, United General’s Program Planner for Community Health Outreach Programs in Sedro-Woolley. The proposal was only one of two U.S. Department of Agriculture F2S grants awarded in Washington State
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Glendale Shepherd wins 2014 Good Food Award

Feb 3rd, 2014 | By

CLINTON – Whidbey Island’s Glendale Shepherd, of Clinton, was named a Good Food Award winner for its aged sheep milk tomme named “Island Brebis.” The awards ceremony took place Jan. 16 in San Francisco, CA. This year’s winners were selected from 1,450 entries from all 50 states in a Blind Tasting held in September. Selected
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