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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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Spring plant sales: What’s coming up

Mar 2nd, 2018
Spring plant sales: What’s coming up

Spring is nearly 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, Giant Sequoia,
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Small Farm Expo offers seminars, vendors

Feb 3rd, 2018
Small Farm Expo offers seminars, vendors

Free event presented by WCD, WCPW The third annual Small Farm Expo will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24th at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event will include indoor and outdoor exhibits demonstrating the latest in agricultural technology, products and services, as well as seminars by
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Seed Swaps: Where to go this month

Feb 2nd, 2018
Seed Swaps: Where to go this month

Local seed swaps are starting! Following are what is scheduled this month. TF&F 3rd Annual Seed Swap: Sunday, Feb. 4 from 1-3 p.m. at the Anacortes Senior Activity Center.  Everyone is welcome to receive free seeds, bring seeds, or share seeds. Information tables on pollination and alternatives to pesticides will be available, as well as
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The gift of time: Supporting local organizations this season, and throughout the year

Dec 3rd, 2017
The gift of time: Supporting local organizations this season, and throughout the year

by Grow Northwest We can’t do everything, but we can all do a little something. As we look to the holiday season and 2018, consider gifting some time to a local organization. There are hundreds of groups working throughout our northwest corner to help, strengthen and serve the community. Here are a few to consider
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