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Farm Tours: Family-friendly fun in your county

Sep 10th, 2013
Farm Tours: Family-friendly fun in your county

On the cusp of fall, a number of local farms open their doors to the public each year, inviting visitors to see and learn about local agriculture and life on the farm. Family-friendly and self-guided, these free events provide a hands-on experience for all ages. See what’s happening in your county this season. Port Susan
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Spring Jubilee tour features 11 farms, nurseries

May 2nd, 2013

STANWOOD – Presented by the Port Susan Food & Farming Center, Spring Jubilee Farm Tour on May 11-12 is a self-guided tour of nurseries and farms in Silvana, Stanwood and on Camano Island. The public is invited to meet the community’s food producers, tour their family-owned farms, learn about sustainable growing practices, and taste farm-fresh
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CSAs: What’s available in your county this season

Apr 19th, 2013
CSAs: What’s available in your county this season

A number of local farms offer Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, in which residents or businesses can subscribe for a season’s worth of produce. Most CSA options provide weekly boxes, with shares purchased up front or on an agreed payment plan. The content of the boxes differ from farmer to farmer, but generally include vegetables and
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Sakuma Brothers Farms seeks perfect cup of tea

Jan 9th, 2013
Sakuma Brothers Farms seeks perfect cup of tea

Tea samples, research at Jan. 12 presentation by Samantha Schuller Sakuma Brothers Farms has been growing berries in the Northwest since 1915. Home to acres and acres of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, as well as apples, the Burlington farm is also growing tea plants, Camellia sinensis. The hardy evergreen tea shrub is, just as it
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Twin Brook Creamery: By the glass bottle

Dec 1st, 2012
Twin Brook Creamery: By the glass bottle

by Jessica Harbert Twin Brook Creamery, located north of Lynden, is the only dairy in the area bottling milk in glass, distributing from the Canadian Border south to Olympia. The five-generation dairy farm, established in 1910, expanded the bottling facility last fall with help from funds awarded through the Whatcom Investment Network, a local organization
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Eagle Haven Winery: Good to the last drop

Nov 2nd, 2012
Eagle Haven Winery: Good to the last drop

Company produces 1,200 to 1,300 cases each year by Jessamyn Tuttle Even in bad weather, Eagle Haven Winery sits in a beautiful spot, just east of Sedro-Woolley in the Skagit Valley. It’s raining when I visit the farm, with fog settling down over the valley, and the picnic areas are packed up for the winter,
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Pastured Sensations: Snohomish farm makes feed, offers annual meat packages

Nov 1st, 2012
Pastured Sensations: Snohomish farm makes feed, offers annual meat packages

by Samantha Schuller At their 23-acre farm between Snohomish and Monroe, owners Paul and Shawndra Johnson raise chickens, turkeys, and pigs in fresh air and sunshine. With the help of their two teenage sons and Shawndra’s parents, their farm is proudly family run and have a strong commitment to humane and healthy animal husbandry. “I’d
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Acme Farms + Kitchen opening new space

Oct 6th, 2012
Acme Farms + Kitchen opening new space

Plans include expanded service to Anacortes, Mount Vernon and Sedro-Woolley by Jessica Harbert The idea of a box of fresh, local products appearing on your doorstep once a week, complete with recipes and meal plan guide, is something Joy Rubey and Cara Piscitello, the founders of Acme Farms + Kitchen, wanted for themselves. This service,
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Great Island Grown Festival: Month-long celebration of San Juan Islands

Oct 5th, 2012
Great Island Grown Festival: Month-long celebration of San Juan Islands

by Grow Northwest The farms, food and culture of the San Juan Islands are celebrated during the month-long  Great Island Grown Festival in October. Also part of the islands-wide Savor the San Juans Festival, the Island Grown event features farm fests and feasts, parades, cooking classes, barn and hatchery tours, educational workshops and more. Some
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Local dish: New cooking show visits Northwest growers

Oct 1st, 2012
Local dish: New cooking show visits Northwest growers

by Samantha Schuller There’s so much more to a meal than slice, sizzle, and serve. Director Devin Rice is creating a new food “docu-cooking” show, Savvy Chef Northwest, which proves there’s more to a quality meal than just technique. Executive chef Jeff Linscomb of Snohomish, or “Chef Jeff,” as he is known on the show,
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