Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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San Juan Islands Ag Summit coming up

ORCAS ISLAND – The San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit, hosted by WSU San Juan County Extension Office, will be Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 7-8. This year Orcas Island will host the annual summit at Camp Orkila, including more than 150 local farmers, food producers, businesses, and advocates gathered for a weekend of education, inspiration and
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Animals
Books
Community
Cooking
Crafts
Events
Farms
Features
Columns
Food
Growing
Junior Growers
News
Skills

San Juan Islands Ag Summit coming up

ORCAS ISLAND – The San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit, hosted by WSU San Juan County Extension Office, will be Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 7-8. This year Orcas Island will host the annual summit at Camp Orkila, including more than 150 local farmers, food producers, businesses, and advocates gathered for a weekend of education, inspiration and
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Berardi releases FoodWISE book Berardi releases FoodWISE book

BELLINGHAM – Gigi Berardi, a long-time resident and professor at Western Washington University, is releasing a new book, titled FoodWISE: A Whole Systems Guide to Sustainable and Delicious Food Choices. Published by North Atlantic Books, Berardi’s book outlines approaches to informed food choices, agriculture, and more. She teaches food and geography classes domestically and internationally,
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Christmas morning cookies, casserole, and coffee Christmas morning cookies, casserole, and coffee

by Chelsy Mesman There is nothing quite like that feeling waking up on Christmas morning when you were a kid. Running out of your room and seeing the presents stacked under the tree and Santa’s cookies all eaten. If you were a farm kid it also meant you had to wait to open presents until
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Country Living Expo returns Jan. 25; 175 classes available to choose from Country Living Expo returns Jan. 25; 175 classes available to choose from

STANWOOD – The Country Living Expo & Cattlemen’s Winterschool returns Saturday, Jan. 25 at Stanwood High School. Registration is now open, with 175 classes available, including 30 brand new classes. Participants can choose five sessions, visit with local and regional vendors during the large trade show, enjoy a prime rib or vegetarian lunch, and more.
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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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The Local Dirt: December 2019

Thanks to the King Arthur Flour “Bake for Good” team for all their work with local elementary school students and teachers! This team has visited several local schools in Whatcom County over the last month, including showing 4th and 5th graders how to bake. The students went home with their own baking kits and excited
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Events: December 2019

Bellingham Farmers Market: Open Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through  Dec. 21 at Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave., Bellingham. Seasonal events include Demo Days, Kids Vending Day (the last Saturday of each month; free to kids), music and entertainment, and more.   San Juan Farmers Market: Every other Saturday in December from 10
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Bookshelf: 12 days of cookbooks Bookshelf: 12 days of cookbooks

Cookbooks are so much fun and the holidays are here! It was hard to narrow down favorite picks, but these 12 cookbooks are sure to please. Enjoy!  #1 – Look Cook Eat: 200 Recipes Without Wordsis a fun take on a cookbook, using minimal words and maximum imagery to explain recipe instructions. The title implies this cookbook
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Holiday happenings: Enjoy these festive events Holiday happenings: Enjoy these festive events

We all have our favorites of the season – places to see, cookies to eat, people to visit. The following events have all the things we love and more, and we hope you enjoy them. Port of Bellingham Holiday Festival and Gingerbread House Display: Held Friday through Sunday, Dec. 6-8, this annual festival offers the
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Farmers Markets: Winter hours, special holiday markets coming Farmers Markets: Winter hours, special holiday markets coming

Bellingham Farmers Market hosts Thanks Day Nov. 23 As many local farmers markets have closed for the season, several markets are holding special holiday events and a few weekend markets will continue meeting through the winter season with limited dates. The Bellingham Farmers Market (BFM) will be open through Dec. 21, meeting Saturdays 10 a.m.
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