Sunday, March 7, 2021

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Dear Readers: We miss you

Sep 2nd, 2020

We sure miss you. Grow Northwest has been on “hiatus” for 5 months, and we had hoped that September would be the month that we would be able to resume. Sadly, it is time that we inform you Grow Northwest will no longer be publishing print editions. There will be no September issue, and no
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Note to readers: Grow Northwest on hiatus

May 27th, 2020

We miss you.  We hope your farms, gardens, yards, and spaces are growing beautifully and you are enjoying all the season brings, especially during these challenging times. Following the loss of our April and May issues (May was to be our 10th anniversary special issue), we’ve come to the difficult decision that Grow Northwest will continue to be on
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A note to readers: No May issue

Apr 28th, 2020
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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Online ordering open for Anacortes Farmers Market; first pick-up is Saturday, May 2

Apr 25th, 2020

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

Apr 21st, 2020

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

Mar 20th, 2020

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

Mar 3rd, 2020
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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Local growers ready for season’s CSA programs

Mar 2nd, 2020
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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Annual community plant, tree sales coming up

Mar 1st, 2020
Annual community plant, tree sales coming up

Local conservation districts and community groups are offering a variety of plant sales these next few weeks. Here’s a look at what’s coming up. The Whatcom Farm Forestry Tree Sale is Saturday, March 14. Sixteen different species of trees will be available for $1 each; no pre sales. Cash or check only, and come early
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Livestock Adviser training begins

Mar 1st, 2020

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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