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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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Whatcom Garden Forum and Learning Fair set

Mar 1st, 2019

BELLINGHAM – WSU Whatcom Extension is hosting a garden forum and learning fair dedicated to community gardeners and groups that support their efforts in Bellingham and Whatcom County. All are welcome. The event will be Saturday, March 23 from 1-3 p.m. at  Eleanor Place community room, 1510 N. Forest St. Bellingham. Topics include: Land and
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Local Grains Celebration explores growing, progress in Skagit Valley

Feb 28th, 2019

MOUNT VERNON – The Friends of Mount Vernon Library will be hosting a Celebration of Local Grains at Hillcrest Lodge on Tuesday, March 5 from 6-8 p.m. This all ages event is free and open to the public, and offers the chance to meet local brewers, bakers, millers and malters. In this special presentation and
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The Local Dirt: March 2019

Feb 28th, 2019

The 5th annual La Conner Daffodil Festival will be held throughout the month, celebrating the season’s blooming fields of daffodils in the Skagit Valley. Activities and events include: “Pi Day” A La Mode (March 14), La Conner Chamber Fundraiser pie and ice cream social and silent auction; 5th Annual Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride (March 16);
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The Local Dirt: February 2019

Feb 4th, 2019

The Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation have added the trade name NW Fruit and will be using it more often for the organization. According to the group’s Facebook page, “NW Fruit is easier to say and is more meaningful to people who have not heard of us before than WWFRF.” Conservation Practices for Whatcom County
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Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting Feb. 19

Feb 1st, 2019

BELLINGHAM – The annual Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting, presented by Sustainable Connections, returns this year on Tuesday, Feb, 19, bringing together more than 150 farmers, fishermen, food artisans, restaurants, grocers, and others interested in sourcing local ingredients or selling local food. The event includes networking, one-on-one consultations for food buyers and sellers, educational workshops, expo, a
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Raising pigs: Veterinary experts, farmers share techniques, ideas

Jan 30th, 2019

LYNDEN – Conservation Practices for Whatcom County Pig Farms will be held Thursday, Feb. 21. Visit with the Whatcom Conservation District, invited experts from veterinary and agronomy professions, and local farmers, including Alluvial Farms, Bittersweet Farm, and pastured pork researchers from Kwantlen Polytechnic Institute in British Colombia. Discuss techniques to manage deterioration of vegetative ground
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