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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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Tis the season: Master Gardener plant sales and more

May 2nd, 2018
Tis the season: Master Gardener plant sales and more

Welcome May! This month brings a variety of plant sales, including the much-loved events from the Master Gardener groups. Have a look at what’s coming up, and all enjoy all the plants!   Birchwood Garden Club’s 26th Annual Plant Sale: Saturday, May 5. Annuals, perennials, indoor plants, veggie starts, pots, books and choice selections from
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Perspective: Growing good eaters, and good people

Apr 1st, 2018
Perspective: Growing good eaters, and good people

by Marit Olson On a recent Monday, I stood in awe of the most interested and engaged eighth graders I have ever seen. Working in small groups, student chefs crafted their own stir-frys, from recipe to dish. Starting with a base of brown rice, students then chose a variety of vegetables, and picked a combination
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Plant, tree sales on the way

Mar 9th, 2018
Plant, tree sales on the way

by Grow Northwest Spring is here and the annual plant and tree sales are ready for you! Whatcom Farm Forestry Tree Sale: Saturday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden. A variety of trees are available for $1 each, including: Mugho Pine, Fraser Fir, Sitka Spruce, Deodar Cedar,
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Lessons from the family farm inspire Aaron Furrer in New Zealand

Mar 3rd, 2018
Lessons from the family farm inspire Aaron Furrer in New Zealand

Life in the Sky Valley leads to career abroad by Chelsi Riordan  At the first sign of light, Aaron Furrer and his family hustled to complete morning chores. The sun rose as the dew began to burn off the grass on their picturesque farm nestled at the foot of the Cascade Mountains along Highway 2.
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