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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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Northwest Brewers Supply: Good move for father-son team

Jan 5th, 2014 | By
Northwest Brewers Supply: Good move for father-son team

by Jessamyn Tuttle It doesn’t take long with Northwest Brewers Supply owners Larry Lawrence and his son Trevor for some of their enthusiasm to rub off on you. After a single visit to their Burlington shop full of jars, corks, mysterious gadgets and vats, you may find yourself wanting to set up a brewing operation
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Focus on Farming conference offers workshops, speakers

Nov 8th, 2013 | By
Focus on Farming conference offers workshops, speakers

Growing Power’s Will Allen keynote speaker The 10th annual Focus On Farming Conference will take place Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Comcast Arena in Everett. Farmers and growers of all sizes and styles, local residents and businesses are welcome to attend to learn about innovative ideas from local and national farmers, and see how new
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Mama’s Garden: Four mothers, one farm

Oct 6th, 2013 | By
Mama’s Garden: Four mothers, one farm

Annual Harvest Festival set for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13 Along Highway 9 in Acme you’ll come upon Mama’s Garden farm stand. It truly is Mama’s Garden. Operated by four local moms – Kim Cook, Laura Smith, Wendy Lenssen and Renee Kalsbeek – this small farm started in 2003 and has grown to offer a
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Rome Grange raising $50,000 for new septic system

Oct 4th, 2013 | By
Rome Grange raising $50,000 for new septic system

ROME – The Rome Grange is reaching out to the community at large and its members in an effort to raise $50,000 for a new septic system.  The Grange, located on Mount Baker Highway east of Bellingham, is host to its own grange group, and currently offers a monthly pancake breakfast open to the public,
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Fungi fun: Mushroom groups present annual shows

Oct 1st, 2013 | By
Fungi fun: Mushroom groups present annual shows

Local visitors and residents interested in learning about mushrooms can choose from a variety of shows and events this month that focus on fungi. Snohomish County Mycological Society Show This annual event celebrating mushrooms is sponsored by the Snohomish County Mycological Society in cooperation with Everett Parks & Recreation. The SCMS is a non-profit educational
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Carne butcher shop opens

Sep 15th, 2013 | By
Carne butcher shop opens

by Jessica Harbert A new butcher shop aiming to offer mostly regional and local products has opened in downtown Bellingham, offering residents a variety of beef, pork and poultry cuts as well as goat, rabbit, animal organs, bones and more. Carne, located on N. State St., opened in July under the ownership of local resident Chad
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Bellingham’s breweries set week-long celebration

Sep 10th, 2013 | By
Bellingham’s breweries set week-long celebration

Bellingham Beer Week takes place Sept. 20-29, featuring dozens of events during this 10-day celebration of craft beer. All of Bellingham’s craft breweries – Chuckanut Brewery, Boundary Bay Brewery and Kulshan Brewery – plus many regional breweries, numerous pubs, beer stores, restaurants, and other businesses will be hosting beer-related events throughout the area. A number
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Eat Local Month: Mount Vernon, Whatcom events put focus on food

Sep 5th, 2013 | By

Mount Vernon presents a month-long Celebration of Skagit Valley Farm Fresh Products and Mount Vernon Dining from Sept. 1-30. Twenty-five of Mount Vernon’s restaurants have joined together to celebrate the produce and products of the Skagit Valley. Throughout the month, restaurants will have special menu items, including beverages, which feature Skagit Valley products and showcase
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Kerr named new livestock and dairy specialist

Aug 2nd, 2013 | By
Kerr named new livestock and dairy specialist

Focus of work with commercial dairy producers and small scale livestock owners by Jessamyn Tuttle When Washington State University decided to create its new regional Northwest Livestock and Dairy Extension Specialist position, they took their time finding just the right person for the job. Years after first being sought out, Dr. Susan Kerr is now
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