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Farmers Markets: What’s happening in your area

May 2nd, 2019
Farmers Markets: What’s happening in your area

Connect weekly with farmers and producers  by Grow Northwest Farmers Market season is officially here, bringing farmers, food producers, crafters and other vendors together in local communities. Large or small, weekday or weekend, new or long-standing, each market offers its own unique take on the many growers and makers who live and work in our
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Tulip time: Beloved blooms return to Skagit County fields

Apr 2nd, 2019
Tulip time: Beloved blooms return to Skagit County fields

Peak bloom later this month; follow the Bloom Map at tulipfestival.org The month of April turns acres of Skagit Valley into blooming tulip fields, enjoyed by visitors from all around the world, and those of us who call this beautiful slice of the northwest corner our home. While some tulips have started hinting at shades
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Local growers ready for season’s CSA programs

Mar 5th, 2019
Local growers ready for season’s CSA programs

by Grow Northwest Following are local farms offering CSA produce options this year. Please see their websites or call them directly for availability, pricing, and other details. Additional CSA sources confirmed for the season will be listed on our website at grownorthwest.com. To send your farm’s information, please contact editor@grownorthwest.com.  Local farmers offering Community Supported
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Small Farm Expo coming up March 9

Mar 1st, 2019
Small Farm Expo coming up March 9

LYNDEN – The 4th annual Whatcom Small Farm Expo offers something for everyone. Presented by the Whatcom Conservation District and Whatcom County Public Works, the Expo will be held Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front Street in Lynden. Admission and parking are free; all ages
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: December 2018

Dec 1st, 2018

Bellingham Farmers Market: Saturdays through Dec. 22. Vendors offering produce, crafts, foods, products, and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Depot Market Square, Bellingham. See bellinghamfarmers.org.   38th annual Holiday Festival of the Arts: Open daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 100 artists from the region, live music, and workshops for children on the weekends.
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All about Autumn: Fun farms to visit this fall

Oct 2nd, 2018
All about Autumn: Fun farms to visit this fall

Fall has arrived, and there’s a lot to enjoy in our northwest corner this month. Here’s a look at some seasonal events and farms to visit. Please contact the farm(s) with any questions you may have. Enjoy! Editor’s Note: Farms wanting to share their information for this listing should contact editor@grownorthwest.com. Thanks! Cloud Mountain’s Annual Fall
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Whatcom County Farm Tour: Two days of fun Sept. 8-9

Sep 1st, 2018
Whatcom County Farm Tour: Two days of fun Sept. 8-9

Whatcom County’s 11th annual Farm Tour returns the second weekend in September. The free, self-guided tour is part of the month-long Eat Local campaign, hosted by Sustainable Connections’ Food and Farming Program, with support from local organizations, businesses, and farms. On Saturday, Sept. 8, several farms will open their doors to the public allowing visitors
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Time for the fair: Rooted in agriculture

Aug 1st, 2018
Time for the fair: Rooted in agriculture

by Sarah Eden Wallace We all love the dizzy and delicious fun of the demolition derby and deep-fried Oreos, the midway and Moo-Wiches, concerts and curly fries. But a remarkable amount of learning will also take place at the Northwest Washington Fair Aug. 13-18 in Lynden. Just walking through the barns you’ll discover fascinating facts.
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U-pick berries: Where to go this season

Jul 1st, 2018
U-pick berries: Where to go this season

A favorite time of year! The berries have started, with raspberries and blueberries coming on quickly! Following are some u-pick family farms available locally. Keep in mind some locations have not yet opened for u-pick; blueberries may start mid to late July, depending on varieties and Mother Nature. Please contact the farm prior to visiting to
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Farmers Markets: Where to go this season

Jun 7th, 2018
Farmers Markets: Where to go this season

Farmers Market season is officially here, bringing farmers, food producers, crafters and other vendors together in local communities. Large or small, weekday or weekend, new or long-standing, each market offers its own unique take on the many growers and makers who live and work here. Following is a look at some of the markets taking
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