Tuesday, May 26, 2020

NO MAY ISSUE due to COVID-19. Be well, stay safe, take care.

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A note to readers: No May issue

Features

A note to readers: No May issue

Dear readers, We want to give you an update about Grow Northwest.  As we noted last month, the heart of Grow Northwest is sharing what’s happening and growing in our northwest corner – what you can support locally and learn/do more of at home, and promoting the work of local farms, businesses, organizations, etc. in
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News

Online ordering open for Anacortes Farmers Market; first pick-up is Saturday, May 2

ANACORTES – The Anacortes Farmers Market will open for the season through online ordering available to customers, with the first pick-up starting Saturday, May 2. Customers can place orders now through 10 p.m. on April 29 for pickup on May 2. After the order is places, customers will receive an automated e-mail or text confirmation with the order number. If customers do
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Farm Machinery Safety Workshop available online

SKAGIT – WSU Skagit Extension is offering their Farm Machinery Safety Workshop online this spring, a very unique opportunity to receive safety training operating a tractor of more than 20 horsepower, connecting and disconnecting implements, and operating certain farm machines. This course consists of 25 hours of in class and outside tractor driving/testing. The program was designed both for
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SBA offers disaster assistance to small businesses impacted by COVID-19

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Washington small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. SBA acted under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the
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Whatcom County Youth Fair entries due March 15 Whatcom County Youth Fair entries due March 15

WHATCOM – The 32nd annual Whatcom County Youth Fair will be held Friday and Saturday, April 10-11. This 2-day learning fair is open to all youth ages 6-18, and is attended by youth in Whatcom and regional counties. Registration is $10 per youth (or $30 per family with 3 or more registrations). Divisions include: Beef,
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Livestock Adviser training begins

BURLINGTON – Are you interested in raising beef, sheep, poultry, goats for meat, milk or fiber? WSU Livestock Advisor training begins a new 10-week series of classes March 3, 2020 at Stanwood High School. From fencing, feeding, housing, breeding to pasture management, learn how to raise high quality livestock sustainably. Network with WSU Livestock Advisors
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Community

Local growers ready for season’s CSA programs Local growers ready for season’s CSA programs

Updated Saturday, March 21, 2020 Local farmers offering Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs are busy preparing for the upcoming season. Most CSA options provide weekly boxes, allowing residents or businesses to subscribe in the early spring for a full season’s worth of produce. The content of the boxes differ by farm, however generally include vegetables
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Skills

WSU Snohomish Extension offers Beginning Beekeeper course

EVERETT – The WSU Snohomish County Extension is sponsoring a session of the Beginning Hobbyist Beekeeper course in the Washington State Beekeepers Association’s Master Beekeeper Program starting Monday, November 18, 2019, 6:30pm to 9:30pm at WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium in McCollum Park, 600 – 128th St SE, Everett. The five-week course is perfect
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Cooking

A tasty take on feta A tasty take on feta

by Marisa Papetti I love cheese. I love everything about cheese. The stories behind cheese caves, specialty bacteria, flipping cheese, washing cheese, eating cheese. It goes on and on. I remember peeking into a stone building where cheesemakers were stirring giant vats of steaming milk with a huge wooden paddle; what kind of magic was this?
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Growing

SEEDS: Local, regional seed companies ready for season SEEDS: Local, regional seed companies ready for season

by Grow Northwest As we’re all deep in seed catalogs this time of year, here’s our annual listing of regional seed companies to consider. See their websites for full listings and catalogs.   Osborne Quality Seeds osborneseed.com, (360) 424-SEED, 2428 Old Hwy 99 South Road, Mount Vernon Growing and testing seeds since 1982, the Mount
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Food

Sweet treats and divine drinks Sweet treats and divine drinks

February. It’s mid-winter, a mix of dark, cold, wet, cozy and warm, with the awareness that our days are slowly getting longer as the time of sunset breaks 5 p.m. Warm meals and delicious drinks are comforting through winter, and this month we are hopeful for the coming Spring; the first official day is in
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Crafts

Ornaments: Make memories with these decorative ideas Ornaments: Make memories with these decorative ideas

Ornaments are one of the most fun crafts to make this time of year. Whether hanging on your tree, being gifted to a friend, or placed in a fun spot around your home, ornaments spark creativity and memories. Check out some of these local classes and sources for festive fun. Enjoy! Holiday Ornaments in Mosaic:
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