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Lynden Horse Expo & Draft Horse Spectactular offers various clinics

Oct 3rd, 2013 | By

LYNDEN – The Northwest Washington Fair presents the annual Horse Expo on Friday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 6, and have changed the name this year to the Lynden Horse Expo & Draft Horse Spectacular. Participants can attend a variety of clinics regarding horse care and training, and learn how to drive a hitch of
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Artist Katherine Lewis’ baskets featured in Smithsonian exhibition

Sep 29th, 2013 | By

MOUNT VERNON – Local basketmaker Katherine Lewis, of Dunbar Gardens in Mount Vernon, is included in an exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum Oct. 4 through Dec. 8. The showing, titled “A Measure of the Earth: The Cole-Ware Collection of American Baskets,” features 105 baskets made between 1983 and 2012 by 63 basketmakers. All
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Anacortes’ Tour de Coop & Crops set

Jul 1st, 2013 | By

ANACORTES – The second annual Tour de Coops & Crops will be held Saturday, July 27 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in Anacortes. Participants can pick up maps at the Anacortes Farmer’s Market Info Booth or at Linda Zielinski’s chicken workshop at the Depot that morning from 10 a.m. to noon. The tour features information
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Wednesday farmers markets: Mount Vernon, Fairhaven open for season

Jun 5th, 2013 | By

FAIRHAVEN – The Fairhaven and Mount Vernon Farmers Markets will open their Wednesday markets for the season starting Wednesday, June 5. The Fairhaven market will be open from noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays through September on the Fairhaven Village Green. More than 25 vendors will be on site. The “Fresh Local Music” series kicks
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Samish Bay Cheese

Oct 1st, 2012 | By
Samish Bay Cheese


Bow Hill Blueberry Farm: Graze the days of summer

Jun 30th, 2012 | By
Bow Hill Blueberry Farm: Graze the days of summer

by Samantha Schuller The 65-year-old blueberry bushes at Bow Hill Blueberry Farm tower up to nine feet high, loaded with miniature blueberries on long stems. “These are Rubels,” owner Harley Soltes said, “the original blueberry planted from the wild.” He and his farm cohort, wife Susan, are walking up and down the rows of bushes
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Dona Flora Herbs & Flowers: Three decades of growing

Jun 30th, 2012 | By
Dona Flora Herbs & Flowers: Three decades of growing

by Jessica Harbert Recently relocated to a new plot in La Conner, Beth Hailey has been growing flowers, herbs and vegetables for her company, Dona Flora Herbs & Flowers, since 1981. Now growing on three different plots of land in the area, farming a total of two acres, Hailey said this is the perfect amount.
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Local grad joins plant breeding team

Apr 1st, 2012 | By
Local grad joins plant breeding team

Clif Bar Foundation fellowship: Lopez Island native Brook Brouwer joins WSU Center in Mount Vernon by Jessamyn Tuttle MOUNT VERNON – Stephen Jones, Director of the WSU Research and Extension Center in Mount Vernon, remembers first seeing Brook Brouwer at various extension events. “I would notice this tall kid hanging around. Then I gave a
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