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Hummingbird Farm and Nursery joins quilt trail

Oct 4th, 2014 | By
Hummingbird Farm and  Nursery joins quilt trail

Farm launching Island-wide campaign OAK HARBOR – Hummingbird Farm and Nursery has joined the American Quilt Trail Movement, being the first farm in northwest Washington State, and forming a steering committee to expand the quilt trail to other Island County farms and barns. Owners Lori and Lee Spear raised a brightly colored Amish Hummingbird Quilt
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Gleaners Pantry: Waste not, want not

Sep 6th, 2014 | By

by Kate Ferry The term gleaner is ancient and loosely defined as someone who picks up the grain left in the field by the harvester. Today, a gleaner is a person who takes advantage of food that would otherwise end up in the compost bin or garbage because it is surplus stock, just passed its
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Woolley Market: New grocer centered on community

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By
Woolley Market: New grocer centered on community

by Cait Auer Nestled in Sedro-Woolley is the new Woolley Market, focused on providing local sources and centered around the community and its history. The store officially opened Saturday, July 26 and is now open daily. Will and Tahlia Honea, the owners and residents that spearheaded the market project, have always had a passion for
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Reefnet Festival celebrates fishing traditions, history

Aug 2nd, 2014 | By
Reefnet Festival celebrates fishing traditions, history

by Cait Auer On Saturday, Aug. 9, witness a centuries’ old salmon fishing tradition while embarking on a family fun-filled day of adventure, concerts, and activities, and feasting on fresh, locally caught fish at this year’s Lummi Island Reefnet Festival. Visitors can learn about the reefnetting process that runs deep within the Lummi culture, with
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Coops and crops tour coming up in Anacortes

Jul 3rd, 2014 | By
Coops and crops tour coming up in Anacortes

Morning poultry workshop offered The annual coop and crop tour in Anacortes takes place Saturday, July 26. This family-friendly event shows visitors the coops and gardens of 11 sites within Anacortes city limits, and offers a morning poultry workshop at the Anacortes Farmers Market. Local resident and organizer Linda Zielinski shared some thoughts with us about
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Old Silvana Creamery keeps it the old-fashioned way

Jun 4th, 2014 | By
Old Silvana Creamery keeps it the old-fashioned way

by Jessamyn Tuttle Jim Sinnema’s family has been in the dairy business longer than he’s been alive. “My dad started the dairy back in 1963,” he said. The family ran a dairy in Duvall when he was born in 1970, then in 1977 moved to a new farm in Silvana in the Stillaguamish river valley.
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Puget Sound Food Hub connecting local farmers and businesses

Jun 1st, 2014 | By
Puget Sound Food Hub connecting local farmers and businesses

by Jessamyn Tuttle The concept for the Puget Sound Food Hub first developed under a bridge,  specifically the I-5 overpass in Mount Vernon, which provided a roof for the first wholesale farmers market in Skagit County in 2010. Under the auspices of the Skagit Valley Food Co-op and the Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC), farmers
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Orcas Island Cider and Mead Festival May 10

May 3rd, 2014 | By
Orcas Island Cider and Mead Festival May 10

The 4th Annual Orcas Island Cider and Mead Festival will be held Saturday, May 10, featuring a total of 18 Northwest hard cider and mead producers. Proceeds benefit the Orcas Island Farm to Cafeteria Program. The event is held at the Eastsound Village Green from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., next to the Orcas Island
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Culture of the Land workshop connects school teachers to local grain research

May 2nd, 2014 | By
Culture of the Land workshop connects school teachers to local grain research

by Cathy McKenzie Educators and students from six area school districts – from Nooksack Valley to Mukilteo – got a hands-on lesson in grain research as part of the Culture of the Land workshop held April 19 at WSU Mount Vernon. The workshop was designed to help K-12 teachers in northwest Washington connect with researchers,
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Milk Makers Fest: Students learn about local dairy

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By
Milk Makers Fest: Students learn about local dairy

Adult-only session offered April 22 by Grow Northwest Each April, the annual Milk Makers Fest brings 1st grade students to the dairy farm. The Whatcom County Dairy Women hold the event for both public and homeschooled students to learn about the milking process and daily life on a dairy farm, including care, feed, irrigation, fertilizing crops,
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