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Local growers ready for season’s CSA programs

Feb 1st, 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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Susan Colleen Browne: Little Farm Homegrown

Sep 1st, 2018
Susan Colleen Browne: Little Farm Homegrown

Little Farm Homegrown, by Whatcom County author Susan Colleen Browne, will be the featured title at the new “Regional Cookbook & Cooking Lit” book group meeting Wednesday, September 5 at 4 pm. Co-presented by the Bellingham Farmers Market and Bellingham’s Village Books, the gathering takes place at the Fairhaven bookstore, with guest author Browne leading
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Volunteer Chore Program: Neighbors helping neighbors

Aug 1st, 2018
Volunteer Chore Program: Neighbors helping neighbors

by Mary Vermillion The Volunteer Chore Program is a simple concept that is making a big difference in the lives of low-income seniors and people with disabilities. A service of the Opportunity Council’s Whatcom Volunteer Center, the program pairs volunteers with clients who need help completing everyday tasks, so they can continue living independently in
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Meals on Wheels’ Rocks the Farm benefits senior nutrition

Jun 3rd, 2018
Meals on Wheels’ Rocks the Farm benefits senior nutrition

Home-delivered meals, clients increasing  Photo by Mary Vermillion For Meals and Wheels and More, meeting the nutritional needs of seniors is serious business. But, the organization’s July 28 Meals on Wheels Rocks the Farm event at Bellingham Country Gardens is pure fun. More than 200 people attended last year’s inaugural farm event, which was the
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Barbara Jean Hicks: Veggie-inspired stories for kids

May 2nd, 2018
Barbara Jean Hicks: Veggie-inspired stories for kids

by Mary Vermillion Author Barbara Jean Hicks can close her eyes and still see her father sitting with a child on his lap, reading aloud one of her books. A quiet man who spent much of his time tending his vegetable garden at the family home in Ferndale, Irby Hicks loved to make children laugh
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Whatcom County Youth Fair spans three decades of learning

Apr 2nd, 2018
Whatcom County Youth Fair spans three decades of learning

4-H Super Saturday in Skagit County coming up April 21  An experience that lasts a lifetime. For years, local kids have gained experience and discovered skills through the Whatcom County Youth Fair, a beloved 2-day learning fair open to all ages 6-18. Now in its 30th year, the Fair will be held Friday and Saturday,
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Atwood Ales: On-farm brewery celebrates the land

Apr 1st, 2018
Atwood Ales: On-farm brewery celebrates the land

Hops, rhubarb, and more grown on site by Mary Vermillion In a 100-year-old barn on their 5-acre farm near the Canadian border in Blaine, the Smith family is crafting French and Belgian-style farmhouse ales with raw ingredients they harvest from the fields that surround them. Their Old-World style stands apart in the IPA-centric beer scene
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