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Terra Verde: Planting seeds and pulling weeds since 2007

Sep 3rd, 2016
Terra Verde: Planting seeds and pulling weeds since 2007

by Mary Vermillion On a summer Sunday morning, Amy and Skuter Fontaine of Terra Verde Farm show a visitor their 15 acres of organically grown vegetables near the Nooksack River in Everson. They take turns talking to the guest or holding the hand of their 2-year-old son, Rudy, who – with a parent in tow
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Taste Washington Day seeks farmers, producers

Sep 2nd, 2016
Taste Washington Day seeks farmers, producers

Taste Washington Day is an annual day of celebration of the farms that feed us. Schools around the state serve students locally-sourced lunches.  Washington School Nutrition Association (WSNA) and the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) Farm to School Program coordinate the annual celebration. This year, Taste Washington Day is Wednesday Oct. 5. How can
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Twin Sisters Farmers Market: A love story

Aug 5th, 2016
Twin Sisters Farmers Market: A love story

by Chris Elder The idea came during the final months of 2014. We could harvest produce from various farms, load it up on rafts, and float it down the Nooksack to offer various river’s edge farmers markets. Whatcom County has several towns and centers along the river like Nugents Corner, Everson, Lynden, and Ferndale, that
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Delightful Dahlias:

Aug 3rd, 2016
Delightful Dahlias:

by Carol Frey Delightful Dahlias began with a single flower. Linda Jonasson was a high school student visiting the Lynden fair when a dahlia society’s display caught her eye. She liked the flowers so much that she decided to try growing them. She only bought a single tuber because it was all a high-school kid
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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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