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Whatcom County establishes new Food System Committee; committee members sought

Dec 4th, 2018

BELLINGHAM – The County Council recently adopted an ordinance establishing a Food System Committee. The Committee will draft a County-wide food plan, building off of the Whatcom Food Network’s Community Food Assessment. The Food System Committee will consider best practices and make recommendations to the County Council, Executive, Health Board, and other appropriate officials regarding
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Farm Fund, Next Step grant application deadline Jan. 18

Dec 4th, 2018

BELLINGHAM – The Community Food Co-op Farm Fund  is now accepting Next Step grant and Farm Fund grant applications for 2019. Both grants have a deadline of Jan. 18, 2019. Farm Fund grants are directed to projects that benefit the local food system, farmers and sustainable agriculture at large (programs, workshops, trials, multi-farm collaborations etc.). The purpose of the Next Step grants is to
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Labor, challenges focus of Whatcom Food Network’s Fall Forum

Nov 3rd, 2018

BELLINGHAM – The Whatcom Food Network’s Fall Forum, “The People That Make the Food System Work,” will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14. The Forum will look into the world of workers, including a presentation by Michelle Stelovich from the Northwest Washington Central Labor Council. Michelle will discuss current employment and labor data from our region,
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The Local Dirt: November 2018

Nov 2nd, 2018

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 24! Get out and support your favorite local small businesses.  Flo Dahlstedt and Anna Scott, Soroptimist Club members of Burlington, made an Old Barns of Skagit 2019 Calendar and it’s for sale! Each calendar is only $25 each with all of the proceeds going to the service club – Soroptimist
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Focus on Farming: Ag trends, sessions, trade show, and more

Nov 2nd, 2018

MONROE – During this year’s Focus on Farming, titled “Connect, Innovate, Grow,” participants will find a mix of topics, ideas, and speakers focused on helping expand the opportunities, sustainability, and economic viability of the region’s farms and forestlands. The conference will be held Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. The lunchtime
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WA Small Fruit Conference Nov. 28-30

Nov 2nd, 2018

LYNDEN – The Washington Small Fruit Conference will be held Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 28-30. This three-day conference with industry news and research is presented in association with the Lynden Ag Show, a trade show featuring vendors serving the small fruit community at the NW Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden.  For more information, see https://www.wasmallfruit.com.  



Goat farmers workshop set for Nov. 15

Nov 2nd, 2018

BELLINGHAM – An informational workshop will be held Thursday, Nov. 15 open to anyone raising goats or interested in learning more. Organized by the Whatcom Conservation District, and also hosted by Scratch and Peck Feeds, this workshop will have a panel of veterinary experts and local farm managing peers to talk about commercial goat dairying
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Focus On Farming conference set; keynote addresses next 20 years in Ag

Oct 2nd, 2018

SNOHOMISH – The 15th annual Focus on Farming conference “Connect, Innovate, Grow,” is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. The conference includes sessions in farming and forestry, trade show, featured speaker, lunch, and more. Keynote speaker Mike Pearson, host of Public Television’s Market to Market, will discuss the way
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Coldstream Farms awarded; tour of new system slated for Nov. 10

Oct 2nd, 2018

WHATCOM –  Coldstream Farms, of Acme, will be awarded the Bob Keller Business Conservation Leadership Award during the Whatcom Land Trust’s annual breakfast on Wednesday, Oct. 10 in Bellingham. The focus of this year’s breakfast, according to WLT, is the intersection of a healthy business community with agricultural sustainability and land conservation. Coldstream Farms, started
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Giant pumpkin festival winner tops 1,300 pounds

Oct 1st, 2018
Giant pumpkin festival winner tops 1,300 pounds

MOUNT VERNON – The Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival 2018 was a hit a Christianson’s Nursery on Sept. 22 with nearly 3,000 visitors taking in the weigh-off and activities.  The winning giant weighed in at 1,322.5-pounds, grown by Gerry and Dani Gadberry (Team Gadberry), of Battleground, WA. The complete Winner’s Circle for 2018 includes: Second
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