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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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Breeds, demos, crafts, and more at Lamb, Goat and Wool Festival

Apr 30th, 2015
Breeds, demos, crafts, and more at Lamb, Goat and Wool Festival

Sheep Shearing School coming up May 30 The Lopez Lamb, Wool & Goat Festival returns Saturday, May 9, at the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts on Lopez Island from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Started in 2011 as a celebration of island agriculture, the festival will feature various sheep and goat breeds, cheese
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Student-run farmers market at Glacier Peak High School runs May 7-8

Apr 29th, 2015

SNOHOMISH – Students at Glacier Peak High School are leading a Farmers Market on Friday and Saturday, May 7-8, on school grounds. “The Bounty of this Place” will offer vegetable and flower starts, art, baked goods, soap, candles and bath products, according to teacher Alisa Myers. Students grew the plant starts, using donated soil and
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Skagit County Historical Society seeks input for “Back to Our Roots” exhibit

Apr 5th, 2015

LA CONNER – The Skagit County Historical Society is seeking input from local residents for their upcoming exhibit “Back To Our Roots: A History of Farm to Table in Skagit County” on display June 11 to Oct. 11. The exhibit will celebrate the culture of hunting, gathering, growing and preparing our own food from the
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Anaerobic Digestion Field Day set: Mobile unit digests food and animal waste

Apr 3rd, 2015

MONROE – A free Anaerobic Digestion Bioenergy Field Day will be held April 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Willie Green’s Organic Farm, 19501 Tualco Road in Monroe. A small-scale, portable anaerobic digestion (AD) unit will be on display. The unit’s features include: gross energy output of up to 360,000 BTU per day;
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Spinners Eden event offers fiber products from Whatcom, Skagit farms

Apr 3rd, 2015

BELLINGHAM – Spinners Eden Farm will hold its annual Wonderful Woolies Fiber Sale featuring fleeces and fiber from farms located in Skagit and Whatcom counties on Saturday, April 11. All ages are welcome and visitors can purchase items and see the sheep. Spinners Eden raises award winning registered Romeldale/CVM sheep, and along with breeding stock,
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Bellingham Farmers Market opens April 4

Apr 3rd, 2015

BELLINGHAM – The Bellingham Farmers Market opens for the 23rd season on Saturday, April 4. Mayor Kelli Linville will toss the traditional cabbage to open the market at 10 a.m., followed by the ringing of the Depot Market Square bell. The market will be held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Dec.
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