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Lopez Lamb, Wool & Goat Festival coming up May 11

May 2nd, 2019

LOPEZ – The annual Lopez Lamb, Wool & Goat Festival will be Saturday, May 11. This free, family-friendly event is a chance for the public to learn about sheep and goats, and experience activities and products. Learn about spinning, weaving, dyeing and felting, and visit with vendors of local crafts, food, and farm products. Watch
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Registration open for annual Llama/Alpaca Information and Education Day

May 1st, 2019

BELLINGHAM – The 12th annual Llama/Alpaca Information & Education Day will be Saturday, June 22, offering a day of workshops and education about alpacas and llamas. This event is free and open to anyone that currently owns or is interested in owning llamas or alpacas. A group of caring owners and speakers will discuss care,
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Whatcom Food Network Spring Forum set for May 16

Apr 25th, 2019

BELLINGHAM – The Whatcom Food Network Spring Forum, hosted by Whatcom Food Network, will be Thursday, May 16. Discussion will include what’s happening with local food, what is working when it comes to eating local, and one solution that addresses youth. Action items, tools, and resources will be available for participants. This free forum will
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All things goats at Goat University

Apr 2nd, 2019

WHIDBEY – Goat University 2019, a one-day clinic on all things goats, will be held Saturday, April 20 at the Island County Fair Grounds on Whidbey Island. Registration is available for all ages, with a variety of classes offered. Goat University is presented by Four Seasons Farm 4-H Club. For information, contact www.facebook.com/4HfunonWhidbey/ or whidbey.goatuniversity@gmail.com.



The Local Dirt: April 2019

Apr 2nd, 2019

Whatcom Family Farmers published a REAL Environmental Action & Leadership insert placed in the March 31 issue of the Bellingham Herald, sharing the stories of Whatcom County farmers’ environmental leadership. The group has more copies for anyone interested in sharing at your place of business. Local businesses who helped with this project include CHS Northwest,
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Bellingham Farmers Market opens for season; Wednesday market coming to Barkley Village

Apr 1st, 2019

BELLINGHAM – The Bellingham Farmers Market opens for its 27th season Saturday, April 6, kicking off with the traditional Cabbage Toss at 10 a.m. Throughout the season, the downtown Saturday Market hosts over 100 small businesses, including crafters, farms, and food producers from Whatcom and Skagit Counties. Over 20 farms will be on-hand on opening
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Newly formed Whatcom County Food System Committee moving forward

Apr 1st, 2019

BELLINGHAM – The newly formed Whatcom County Food System Committee started meeting in February. “The purpose of this committee is to draft, implement, provide oversight for, and regularly update a county-wide food system plan to strengthen our local and regional food system.” The committee is comprised of nine members: Margaret Gerard – Local Sales Farming;
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Spotlight on Skagit coming up

Apr 1st, 2019

BURLINGTON – The annual Spotlight on Skagit: Trade Show and Innovation Forum, a business-to-business trade show, is coming up Wednesday, April 10. Hosted by Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County – EDASC, the event includes an Innovation Speakers Forum showcasing the world-class innovation being generated in Skagit County. Participants can get to know local businesses,
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Skagit Farmers Supply and Country Store host second Youth Day

Apr 1st, 2019
Skagit Farmers Supply and Country Store host second Youth Day

BURLINGTON – Skagit Farmers Supply and Country Store hosted its second Youth Day on Saturday, March 23. The company invited local youth groups, such as 4H and FFA clubs, to come to their Burlington Agronomy Center to learn about agriculture in the Skagit Valley. Kids enjoyed climbing on their TerraGator, touring the agronomy facility, answering
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Common Threads NW hosts local ag reps to discuss future of farming

Mar 1st, 2019

BELLINGHAM – Representatives from the local agriculture community will share their concerns and needs during a special event hosted by Common Threads NW on Wednesday, March 6. “Whatcom Agriculture – Is There A Future?” will be held at the Meridian High School auditorium, 194 W. Laurel Road, Bellingham. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the program
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