Saturday, June 25, 2016

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OUR FARM: Baldham Farm

Jun 1st, 2016
OUR FARM: Baldham Farm

Sedro-Woolley farm offers meats, soaps, and more by Miryam Garrote  Never in my whole life would I have thought (dreamed) that I would end up farming. I was born and raised in city center of Madrid (Spain), I loved the country side but was living in a concrete and asphalt jungle in a country where
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Pure Peonies: A family business of beautiful blooms

Jun 1st, 2016
Pure Peonies: A family business of beautiful blooms

190 varieties grown at farm near Everson by Mary Vermillion Renel Anderson promised her mother she would always have a garden. She doubled-down on that pledge when in 2010 she and husband Jim Wright planted thousands of tubers and opened Pure Peonies, their 7½ acre peony farm near Everson. Six years later, the fields are a
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Local baker building wood-fired oven, community

Jun 1st, 2016
Local baker building wood-fired oven, community

Project located in the Alley District of Bellingham by Sophie Williams Cooking with fire is an old magic. I’ve been dreaming of building a wood-fired oven for years, drawn, in part, by the romance of fire, in part by the inspiring reality of today’s wood-fired baking culture. The deliberate inefficiencies I embrace in my baking business—natural
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Imagine This! Home and Landscape Tour June 25

Jun 1st, 2016
Imagine This! Home and Landscape Tour June 25

Sustainable Living Fest: RE Store offers DIY advice, activities The 14th annual Imagine This! Home & Landscape Tour in Whatcom County is set for June 25, and includes eight stops showcasing natural, eco-friendly homes and landscapes. This self-guided tour allows visitors to see the grounds and learn more about innovations in design, reclaimed materials, net zero
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Port Susan Farmers Market expands under USDA grant

Jun 1st, 2016
Port Susan Farmers Market expands under USDA grant

New chef, kids programs offered by Bill Pierce The Port Susan Farmers Market (PSFM) in Stanwood has expanded this season with funding from a U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Farmers’ Market Promotion Program grant. The goal of this national program is to expand opportunities for local agricultural products in their communities. PSFM, which opens for the season
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School cafeteria improvement projects under way

May 4th, 2016
School cafeteria improvement projects under way

Farm to School: Local districts are changing the face of lunchtime by Mary Vermillion Thanks to the Whatcom Community Foundation’s Farm to School program and local districts, school lunch is beginning to taste and look different. Best known for leading the charge to serve more local produce at cafeterias, Farm to School recently funded $70,000
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OUR FARM: Oak Meadows Farm

Apr 4th, 2016
OUR FARM: Oak Meadows Farm

by David Whittaker Our family has long had a connection with the land. My great-grandfather was a landscape architect, my grandfather operated a rare fruit nursery in California and traveled the world studying new strains of fruit trees, and my father had an avocado ranch in California and for a time, grew rare fruits here
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Soils and Manure Tour Field Day coming up

Apr 4th, 2016
Soils and Manure Tour Field Day coming up

Forage quality focus of April 13 workshop Soil and manure will be the talk of the day during the “Discover Soils and Manure Tour Field Day” coming up Tuesday, April 26. Hosted by the Whatcom Conservation District and taking place at James Dairy in Custer, the public is invited to learn, tour, and receive free
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We Grow Garden: Northwest Youth Services seeking help with tools

Mar 6th, 2016
We Grow Garden: Northwest Youth Services seeking help with tools

BELLINGHAM – Northwest Youth Services’ We Grow Garden is getting ready to open, and as they gear up for the 2016 season, tool and item donations are needed and welcomed for working and cleaning up the garden. Do you have any of the following items, or would you be able to donate gift cards to
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Winter work: In the fields with Growing Washington

Feb 1st, 2016
Winter work: In the fields with Growing Washington

by Kristi Roberts As the summer months wane and give way to the winter season, there’s a distinctive shift on the farm. Where, just a few short months ago the fields and packing sheds at Growing Washington’s headquarters were bustling with dozens of workers and tons of food, a small 7-person crew now coalesce to keep
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