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FALL FUN: Local pumpkin patches and festivals

Oct 3rd, 2019
FALL FUN: Local pumpkin patches and festivals

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. Be sure to check online for updates as more pumpkin patches open, and also visit the websites and social media pages for the farms included here. Enjoy! Skagit Valley
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1,548 pounds: Oak Harbor resident wins the Giant Pumpkin Festival

Oct 1st, 2019
1,548 pounds: Oak Harbor resident wins the Giant Pumpkin Festival

Photo by Stephanie Banaszak/Christianson’s Nursery MOUNT VERNON – 1,548 pounds! Congratulations to Lee Roof, of Oak Harbor, for his winning entry at the annual Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival at Christianson’s Nursery. Roof is pictured here (right) with John Christianson, owner of Christianson’s Nursery. Rounding out the top 10 winners are: • Second Place: Joel
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Whatcom Farm Tour returns Sept. 7-8

Aug 28th, 2019
Whatcom Farm Tour returns Sept. 7-8

Whatcom County’s 13th 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. On Saturday and Sunday Sept. 7-8 several farms will open their doors to the public allowing visitors to explore and learn about their
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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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