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Meet berry growers during Farm Walk at Viva Farms on Aug. 12

Aug 2nd, 2019

BURLINGTON – Berry farmers at the Viva Farms Incubator welcome the public to the WSU Tilth Farm Walk “Innovations in Strawberry, Raspberry and Blackberry Production” on Monday, Aug. 12. Meet the farmers from Arado Farm, Silva Family Farm, Regino’s Farm, Pure Nelida, Farias Farm, and Cabrera Farms, who grow at the Viva Farms Incubator site
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It’s fair time!

Aug 1st, 2019

Local fairs are in full swing this month, with residents and visitors enjoying agriculture, entertainment, exhibits, rides, delicious food, community, and more. Check out the 4-H and FFA youth showing their animals, as well as vegetables, blooms, preserved food items, crafts, collections and more in each fair’s exhibit areas. The Stanwood-Camano Community Fair runs Aug.
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Master Gardener training available to Snohomish County residents

Aug 1st, 2019

SNOHOMISH – Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Master Gardener training class, which starts in January. Join over 350 Snohomish County Master Gardeners in sharing good gardening and environmental stewardship practices with county residents by becoming a WSU Snohomish County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Community Educator. Training focuses on familiarization and learning how
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21st annual Whatcom Senior Day in the Park coming up

Jul 2nd, 2019

WHATCOM – The the 21st Annual Whatcom Senior Day in the Park will be Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hovander Homestead Park. Learn about resources available to seniors in Whatcom County and stay for a delicious barbecue. The Resource Fair includes information about health and wellness, housing options, and recreation.
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Eat Island Grown launches new blog

Jul 2nd, 2019

SAN JUAN COUNTY – Eat Island Grown has launched a new blog featuring the history and stories of San Juan Islands Agriculture. In celebration of the islands’ rich agricultural history, and toward connecting consumers with producers, the Eat Island Grown campaign is a collaborative countywide initiative administered by the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild and
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Annual Field Day coming up July 11

Jul 2nd, 2019

MOUNT VERNON –The WSU Mount Vernon NWREC Annual Field Day will be held July 11. Faculty and graduate students will host a walking tour of some of the nearly 150 acres of active research plots at the Center. The event is free to the public, and starts at 3 p.m. Two tractor-driven wagons will be
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The Local Dirt: June 2019

Jun 10th, 2019

Whatcom Family Farmers were honored as the grand marshal in the Lynden Farmers Day Parade on Saturday, June 1. Congrats! The Skagit Valley Co-op’s June Summer Garden Party will be Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. Come meet with some favorite local farmers and producers to share the delights of the season. Enjoy fun in
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The Local Dirt: May 2019

May 2nd, 2019

The Puget Sound Jr. Livestock show is coming up Thursday, May 30 through Saturday, June 1 at the Skagit County Fairgrounds in Mount Vernon. This is open to all 4-H and FFA members who’d like to exhibit, sell or market swine, goat, sheep or steer. All are welcome to buy. For more information, visit www.pugetsoundjuniorlivestock.org. Laurel Farm
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Experience agricultural history at International Plowing Match

May 2nd, 2019

LYNDEN – Come and experience agricultural history at the 78th annual International Plowing Match on Saturday, May 18. The public is invited to watch draft horses and animals guided by skilled plowmen and women plowing a field as was done in the past. Admission and parking are free (enter at the north end of Berthusen
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San Juan County: Agricultural groups connecting new farmers to farmland

May 2nd, 2019

SAN JUAN – Through a new USDA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Grant, several local and regional organizations are partnering to bring attention to the issues of aging farmers, rising land prices, and meeting the needs for new farmers in San Juan County.The goal of the program, Farmers to Farmland, is to connect new farmers to
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