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Avenue Bread: Love of the loaf

May 2nd, 2018
Avenue Bread: Love of the loaf

Local grains: Flour from Skagit Valley’s Cairnspring Mills by Mary Vermillion There is something new baking at Bellingham’s venerable Avenue Bread. Launched just last year, its Avenue Craft line features breads made with flour from Cairnspring Mills, a mill in the Skagit Valley that turns grains grown by local farmers into flavorful and nutritious baking
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Skagit Beer Week runs through April 7

Apr 1st, 2018

SKAGIT – Skagit Beer Week, an annual event celebrating Skagit Valley craft  beer and bounty, runs through April 7. The event includes dinners, tastings, tap takeovers and educational events that occur all over Skagit Valley ending with the grand finale – Skagit Valley Malting Showcase at Farmstrong Brewing. For complete events, see the Facebook page
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Chocolate treats for all

Feb 1st, 2018
Chocolate treats for all

The gray of February is the perfect time to sample chocolates. With treats, truffles, fudge and more, local chocolatiers and makers are turning out delicious bites in their shops. Following are some of the makers you can visit in our northwest corner. Enjoy! Forte Chocolates: Based in Mount Vernon, with locations in Bellingham, Karen Neugebauer
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Chuckanut Brewery Wins Big at North American Beer Awards

Jun 2nd, 2017
Chuckanut Brewery Wins Big at North American Beer Awards

Last year, while Chuckanut Brewery was building its new South Nut facility, they decided to take the year off from sending beers to the North American Beer Awards. Now that South Nut is up and brewing it was decided to enter into the prestigious, long standing beer competition. Chuckanut was richly rewarded with six major
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We Love Bow Cheese Tour April 22

Mar 31st, 2017

Go for the love of local cheese. Skagit Maid Creamery, Gothberg Farms, and Samish Bay Cheese have partnered for a We Love Bow Cheese Tour on Saturday, April 22 from 1-4 p.m. The tour starts at Skagit Maid Creamery (4890 Mercer Road, Samish Island), followed by Gothberg Farms (15203 Sunset Road, Bow) and Samish Bay
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New dates for Bellingham Beer Week; April Brews Day fundraiser April 29

Mar 30th, 2017

BELLINGHAM – The 2017 Bellingham Beer Week has moved to a new week. Now hosted by Tap Trail, the week will be held this year April 21-28, a time of year that best fits the beer producers. BBW will showcase local and regional beer producers. For more information, see www.taptrail.com. In addition, the 16th annual
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Raven Breads participating in nationwide election cake

Oct 26th, 2016
Raven Breads participating in nationwide election cake

Raven Breads is participating in a non-partisan, nationwide collaboration among bakeries to “Make America Cake Again” — specifically, making historical Election Cake. With this project, the bakery is hoping to raise awareness about national culinary heritage and the place of food in political and social life. According to a press release from Raven Breads owner
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Bellingham Beer Week Sept. 9-16

Sep 2nd, 2016
Bellingham Beer Week Sept. 9-16

Bellingham Beer Week is a 10-day celebration of craft beer in Bellingham. The mission of Bellingham Beer Week is to celebrate and promote craft beer in Bellingham, Washington, and beyond, and to recognize our local craft beer producers, retailers, distributors and consumers who positively impact this community in so many ways. Bellingham Beer Week is a collaborative
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Pizza’zza goes mobile

Apr 2nd, 2016
Pizza’zza goes mobile

New 21-foot truck built by TriVan Truck Body, includes WoodStone oven  by Mary Vermillion Will Annett and Erica Lamson, owners of Bellingham’s Pizza’zza, believe in nutritious, locally sourced food. And pizza is their platform. This month, the couple is furthering their reach by launching a community-funded mobile truck. “We’re educating people and introducing them to
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The taste of honey

Mar 4th, 2016
The taste of honey

by Bruce Vilders As a beekeeper I get to closely watch bees at work. I mean real close. I often sit next to the hive opening and put my face inches from where the food-gathering bees fly in and out. Some of what they are collecting you can easily see, such as the different colored
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