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Bread Lab: For the love of local grains

Sep 3rd, 2017
Bread Lab: For the love of local grains

by Mary Vermillion Research labs don’t typically draw crowds. But when the subjects are wheat and grains that promise the revival of a piece of Skagit Valley’s agricultural heritage, you’re bound to develop a following. And sooner or later, you’re going to need a bigger lab. Such is the case for Washington State University’s Bread
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Seafood, maritime education focus of celebration at annual Bellingham SeaFeast

Sep 1st, 2017
Seafood, maritime education focus of celebration at annual Bellingham SeaFeast

by Mary Vermillion Bellingham SeaFeast, a celebration of local seafood and the maritime industry, marks its second year Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23 at locations downtown and along the working waterfront. The biggest change from last year? More opportunities to slurp oysters, crack crab and savor salmon. “We surveyed over 250 people (last
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Our Farm: Goodin Family Farm

Jun 5th, 2017
Our Farm: Goodin Family Farm

by Cassie Goodin Farm life is the life I always wanted but didnt know I needed. I used to ask my parents, “Can’t we just buy a farm!?” like it was that easy. My husband, did grow up doing things like raising and butchering meat birds, going to 4-H as a family, bucking hay, the
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Small farm management focus of summer tours

Jun 3rd, 2017
Small farm management focus of summer tours

All welcome to learn about livestock, grains, and speciality crops by Grow Northwest Residents and visitors are invited to attend several farm tours and events designed to share information about livestock, grains, and more.   Ranching for Resilience—A Field Day for Producers and Consumers Roots of Resilience, Matheson Farms and North Cascade Meats – A
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Llama, alpaca educational workshop marks 10 years

Jun 2nd, 2017
Llama, alpaca educational workshop marks 10 years

JNK Llamas hosts owners, professionals by Mary Vermillion For 10 years, JNK Llamas has hosted a free informational day for the benefit of current and interested llama and alpaca owners and their animals. What stemmed from a rescue incident a decade ago, has become a continued community effort that welcomes questions and provides answers from seasoned
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Slanted Sun Farm: Focus on peppers and potential

May 3rd, 2017
Slanted Sun Farm: Focus on peppers and potential

by Mary Vermillion Anna Morris and Jared Danilson of Slanted Sun Farm are growing vegetables and helping to build community from two acres of land at the base of the foothills near Everson. In just their third season, the couple is making their mark with uncommon, value-added products and a commitment to county farmers markets
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Field trip: Spring ideas for fun family learning

Mar 31st, 2017
Field trip: Spring ideas  for fun family learning

4-H Super Saturday, Veggie Patrol, Dirtfest and more  by Grow Northwest April is here, and with it comes a lot of spring fun and engaging opportunities for local youth and families. From plants and bugs to dirt and animals, following are some of the events we’re highlighting that get kids exploring an enjoying the natural
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Samish Bay Cheese grows whey bigger

Feb 2nd, 2017
Samish Bay Cheese grows whey bigger

Farm has new 3,000-square-foot production facility, expanded retail space by Mary Vermillion When Suzanne Wechsler first stood outside Samish Bay Cheese as its new owner back in 1996, she had a vision of a welcoming homage to farming and hospitality. Twenty years later, that vision for Suzanne and husband Roger has become a reality with
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The Local Dirt: February 2017

Feb 1st, 2017

The Mt. Baker FFA held a grand opening for its new barn on Jan. 21, according to Todd Rightmire, Ag Instructor/CTE Director/FFA Advisor. The barn is located near the bus garage south of the high school, on the former greenhouse site. t the site of the old greenhouse, and is raising funds to complete the
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Winter conferences focus on workshops, connections

Feb 1st, 2017
Winter conferences focus on workshops, connections

The winter season in our northwest corner lines up several local agriculture conferences and large events, offering connections and workshops, and a time to discuss industry issues. Some events coming up include the annual San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit, Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting in Bellingham, Skagit Ag Summit, and more.   San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit
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