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Berardi releases FoodWISE book

Dec 3rd, 2019
Berardi releases FoodWISE book

BELLINGHAM – Gigi Berardi, a long-time resident and professor at Western Washington University, is releasing a new book, titled FoodWISE: A Whole Systems Guide to Sustainable and Delicious Food Choices. Published by North Atlantic Books, Berardi’s book outlines approaches to informed food choices, agriculture, and more. She teaches food and geography classes domestically and internationally,
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Holiday happenings: Enjoy these festive events

Dec 1st, 2019
Holiday happenings: Enjoy these festive events

We all have our favorites of the season – places to see, cookies to eat, people to visit. The following events have all the things we love and more, and we hope you enjoy them. Port of Bellingham Holiday Festival and Gingerbread House Display: Held Friday through Sunday, Dec. 6-8, this annual festival offers the
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Farmers Markets: Winter hours, special holiday markets coming

Nov 20th, 2019
Farmers Markets: Winter hours, special holiday markets coming

Bellingham Farmers Market hosts Thanks Day Nov. 23 As many local farmers markets have closed for the season, several markets are holding special holiday events and a few weekend markets will continue meeting through the winter season with limited dates. The Bellingham Farmers Market (BFM) will be open through Dec. 21, meeting Saturdays 10 a.m.
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1,548 pounds: Oak Harbor resident wins the Giant Pumpkin Festival

Oct 1st, 2019
1,548 pounds: Oak Harbor resident wins the Giant Pumpkin Festival

Photo by Stephanie Banaszak/Christianson’s Nursery MOUNT VERNON – 1,548 pounds! Congratulations to Lee Roof, of Oak Harbor, for his winning entry at the annual Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival at Christianson’s Nursery. Roof is pictured here (right) with John Christianson, owner of Christianson’s Nursery. Rounding out the top 10 winners are: • Second Place: Joel
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Take the kids: Fun and learning at local gardens, events this month

Jul 2nd, 2019
Take the kids: Fun and learning at local gardens, events this month

Take the kids for a day of learning and exploring at local gardens and events this month. Children’s Story Garden and Gardening Day: The Children’s Story Garden is now in its 10th year at Hovander Homestead Park, a national historic site. Hovander Homestead Park includes a turn-of-the-century farmhouse, barn, demonstration gardens, greenhouse, and one mile
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Lydia’s Flock: The joys of raising sheep

May 2nd, 2019
Lydia’s Flock: The joys of raising sheep

Squalicum Valley Farm offers products, classes by Lydia Strand Lydia’s Flock began in 2010. An avid knitter, the decision to raise my own fiber (sheep) for knitting stemmed from a desire to take an active role in the production of my yarn, feeling a sense of responsibility to see the process through from sheep to
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Local growers ready for season’s CSA programs

Mar 5th, 2019
Local growers ready for season’s CSA programs

by Grow Northwest Following are local farms offering CSA produce options this year. Please see their websites or call them directly for availability, pricing, and other details. Additional CSA sources confirmed for the season will be listed on our website at grownorthwest.com. To send your farm’s information, please contact editor@grownorthwest.com.  Local farmers offering Community Supported
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Farmers share experiences, food with local students

Feb 1st, 2019
Farmers share experiences, food with local students

BELLINGHAM –Thanks to the coordination of community partner Whatcom-Farm-to-School, local farmers have visited elementary schools to share their experiences of growing food. This is part of a broader effort on food education in schools and cafeterias, sharing where food comes from, how it is grown and how it is prepared to eat. In late October,
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MyShan Dairy: Small farm, big on quality

Oct 2nd, 2018
MyShan Dairy: Small farm, big on quality

by Mary Vermillion Shannon Smith tells visitors that MyShan Dairy is a 4-H project that got out of hand. What started as a hobby for her daughter has grown into a family dairy business with 50 Guernsey cows producing up to 800 gallons of milk a week. And Shannon and husband Mylon Smith are not
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Bread Lab! kids book explores the science of bread

Sep 2nd, 2018
Bread Lab! kids book explores the science of bread

Breadfarm will join Sept. 15 book event by Mary Vermillion What better way to celebrate Food Literacy Month in September than with a launch party for Bread Lab!, a picture book that reveals the science – and magic – of bread written by Kim Binczewski and Bethany Econopouly of Washington State University’s Bread Lab in
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