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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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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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