Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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Local growers ready for season’s CSA programs

Mar 2nd, 2020
Local growers ready for season’s CSA programs

Updated Saturday, March 21, 2020 Local farmers offering Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs are busy preparing for the upcoming season. Most CSA options provide weekly boxes, allowing residents or businesses to subscribe in the early spring for a full season’s worth of produce. The content of the boxes differ by farm, however generally include vegetables
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Annual community plant, tree sales coming up

Mar 1st, 2020
Annual community plant, tree sales coming up

Local conservation districts and community groups are offering a variety of plant sales these next few weeks. Here’s a look at what’s coming up. The Whatcom Farm Forestry Tree Sale is Saturday, March 14. Sixteen different species of trees will be available for $1 each; no pre sales. Cash or check only, and come early
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FoodWISE: Gigi Berardi’s new book examines food choices

Feb 10th, 2020
FoodWISE: Gigi Berardi’s new book examines food choices

interview by Grow Northwest Food. We all eat, need, and want it, but how much do we really think about our food choices, or even try? Gigi Berardi, long-time resident and professor at Western Washington University, hopes you do, and has released a new book guiding this very subject. FoodWISE (standing for whole, informed, sustainable and
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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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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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