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Farm Pavilion: New ag education building ready at Northwest Washington Fairgrounds

Aug 7th, 2019
Farm Pavilion: New ag education building ready at Northwest Washington Fairgrounds

Next phase includes 10,000 square foot Farming For Life! exhibit by Sarah Eden Wallace Thanks to a $4.6 million community fundraising effort, a big, bright agricultural education building called the Farm Pavilion will welcome the public to the 2019 Northwest Washington Fair. At 24,000 square feet, it replaces the old 4-H and exhibits buildings. Designed
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U-Pick berry farms: Where to go this season

Jul 2nd, 2019
U-Pick berry farms: Where to go this season

by Grow Northwest Local berries are here, and the rest are ripening soon! Following are some of the u-pick family farms in our northwest corner. Keep in mind some locations have not yet opened for u-pick, depending on varieties and weather. Please contact the farm prior to visiting to confirm availability and hours, and follow
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County fairs welcome entries for agriculture, exhibits

Jul 1st, 2019
County fairs welcome entries for agriculture, exhibits

See 4H, FFA, and Open Class division information online by Grow Northwest Animals, crafts, flowers, vegetables, baking, canning, quilting, collections, fiber arts, needlework, legos, and more! Are you thinking about entering a division in a local fair this year? All ages are welcome to enter. The fair sees many entries from local youth involved in
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Berry festivals and fairs: Celebrating agriculture and community

Jun 5th, 2019
Berry festivals and fairs: Celebrating agriculture and community

Here’s a look at where to go and what to enjoy this season by Grow Northwest The berries are ready, and local communities are preparing their annual celebrations. The following events are taking place this month. Enjoy! The 88th annual Marysville Strawberry Festival will be Saturday, June 8-16. Activities and entertainment include rides, children’s activities,
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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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