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Jun 30th, 2012 | Category: Events

Perennial Gardening Made Easy: Sunday, July 1. Sponsored by the WSU Whatcom County Master Gardener program. Free. Starts at 2 p.m. at Hovander Homestead Park near the vegetable garden. Learn to grow and maintain perennials that do well in Whatcom County climate. Presenters are WSU Whatcom County Master Gardeners Sheila Reid and Peg Nathan.

Bouquet Banque Nursery Open-House: Sunday, July 1. Tour the gardens and basketry studio. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bouquet Banque Nursery, Marysville.

9th annual Independents Week: Through July 6. Celebrating Whatcom County’s local independently owned businesses. The week will be the launch of a new Bank Local First campaign from Sustainable Connections, as well as fun times including a Local Lovers Mad Lib Contest and prize wheel fun at the Bellingham Farmers Market. For more information, visit sconnect.org.

Annual Pig War Picnic on the Fourth of July: Wednesday, July 4. 11:15 a.m. Historical Museum on Price Street, San Juan Island. Presented by the Kiwanis Club of San Juan Island. Four local bands are performing (One More Time Band, Legacy, The Tease and The Good Husbands). Pie-eating contest, cakewalk, kid’s games and barbecue. Contact Stephanie O’Day at sjoday@rockisland.com or Nancy Fusare at 317-5825.

Frazer Homestead Walk: Wednesdays, 2 to 4 p.m. through Aug. 29. Sponsored by San Juan Island National Historical Park, American Camp & English Camp, San Juan Island. Join Park Historian Mike Vouri and learn about history and how agricultural operations changed the character of island landscapes, at American Camp.

Pirate Plastic Clean-Up: Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7. Sponsored by Sea Shepherd Gallery & Educational Center.  For kids of all ages. An invitation to help clean up San Juan Island! See how many plastic bottles you can find that are on our beaches, in parks, and along side roads. Must be accompanied by your parent. Bring us all your plastic bounty by 5 p.m. A “Surprise special Booty” will be awarded to the pirate who gathers the most plastic. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meet at Sea Shepherd Gallery, 155 Nichols St., Friday Harbor. Contact seashepherdgallery@hotmail.com.

Arlington Farmers Market Opening Day: Saturday, July 7. Seasons runs Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through  September. 200 N. Olympic Ave, Arlington.

The Energy-Efficient Chef: Saturday, July 7. This workshop with Marcia Hunt shares tips and tricks to save time in the kitchen, save dollars on your energy and food bills, and save nutrients in your fresh local food. 10 a.m. to noon. Anacortes Farmer’s Market, 7th Street & R Ave. For details visit anacortesfarmersmarket.org.

Eat Local Series: Saturday, July 7. We’ll cover what’s in season and some dishes to keep you cool. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be a chore. Marysville Library, large meeting room, 1 to 2 p.m. Presenter is Vanessa Edwards from the Sno-Isle Food Co-op.

Field Work with Rangers: Prairie Restoration: Saturday, July 7. Sponsored by San Juan Island National Historical Park, American Camp & English Camp, San Juan Island. 2 to 4 p.m. American Camp Visitor Center. The prairie at American Camp is one of the last natural prairies in the region. Join Park Rangers as they gather native plant seeds, cultivate them in tubes or plant the seedlings in designated plots. Learn about the prairie and its future.

Summer Container Gardening: Saturday, July 7. Whether full of flowers, vegetables or shrubs, learn how to create and maintain beautifully planted containers for the summer months. 10 a.m. Bakerview Nursery, Bellingham.

Herbalicious Gourmet Herbs: Saturday, July 7. Add some flare to your dishes this summer with your own, home grown herbs. Learn how to grow and harvest herbs, and receive suggestions for culinary and tea herbs, as well as drying and preserving techniques. 2 p.m. Bakerview Nursery, Bellingham.

Spice Up Your Summer with Robert Fong: Monday, July 9. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Spice up your summer with dishes highlighting select ingredients from the co-op’s bulk aisle. Robert will be joined by guest Brooks Dimmick, bulk foods manager of the Downtown Co-op. Downtown Co-op Connection Building. Register at WCC or call 360-383-3200.

Planning Your Fall and Winter Garden with Krista Rome: Tuesday, July 10. Get plenty of fresh veggies year-round by learning how to extend your gardening season. $8 members, $10 non-members. Cordata Co-op, Bellingham. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call 360-383-3200.

Cedar Bark Basketry: Tuesday, July 10. This class will explore techniques in traditional Northwest Coast basketry and create a durable cedar bark berry basket of your very own. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Whatcom Community College, Bellingham. $115 per person. (360) 383-3200.

Vermicomposting with Callie Martin: Tuesday, July 10. 6:30 p.m. Skagit Valley Food Co-op, Room 309, Mount Vernon. Free. Learn how easy it is to compost your food scraps by harnessing the work of worms. Class participants will learn the basics of worm bin design, care and feeding. Those interested can purchase supplies on a materials list and build their own indoor worm bin as part of the class. Callie Martin is the Waste Reduction Community Education/Outreach Specialist for Skagit County.

Local Summer Fare–Light & Lively! Wednesday, July 11, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Community Food Co-op, downtown Bellingham. Celebrate an all-local summer feast showcasing the heart-of-the-season bounty from a variety of Whatcom County farms. Chef Charles Claassen, of Book Fare Cafe, will create a light and flavorful menu. $35 per person. $7 wine option is payable at class.

Food Drying Demo and Samples with Stephen Overstreet: Wednesday, July 11. Learn simple ways to keep enjoying the summer harvest, in this food dehydrating demonstration featuring fruits, veggies, and powdered onion salt and mushroom salt recipes. Stephen Overstreet is a long time Skagit County activist. 6:30 p.m. Skagit Food Co-op Room 309, Mount Vernon. Free.

Field Day and Tour: Thursday, July 12. Join the WSU Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center to learn about current Agricultural research and catch up with others in the agricultural community. Free and open to the public Field tour starts at 3:30 p.m. Pulled pork barbecue at 6 p.m. Participants should wear comfortable shoes for walking and dress for the weather. WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon. Call 360-848-6120.

Crow Valley Pottery’s Annual Potter’s Fest! Friday, July 13 to Friday, Aug. 10. Opens at 10 a.m. 2274 Orcas Road. Show opening reception on Friday, July 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. at “The Cabin”. Classical guitar by Joe Miller and tasty treats too! Over 40 potters, displays in the gardens and orchards too.  Demonstrations on site. Call (360) 376-4260.

Winter Gardening Class: Friday, July 13. Chuckanut Transition is hosting a Whatcom County Master Gardener who will share tips on how to grow food all year long. 4 p.m. Alger Community Hall, 17835 Parkview Ln. Free. Register by contacting algercommunityhall@yahoo.com, 724-0392, or sign up in person at the Belfast Feed Store (Bow Hill Rd and Old Hwy 99).

Uncover Hidden Opportunities for Funding Your Business Locally: July 13. Do you want to access capital for your business but don’t know where to look for it? Join Renata B. Kowalczyk at the 2020 ENGINEERING’s coworking space – the POND, and learn about hidden sources of capital that could start or scale your business while building strong local economies. Tickets are $10, available at the door. Light snacks provided. 814 Dupont St, Bellingham. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/256700.

Planning and Planting Your Winter Garden Workshop: Saturday, July 14. Discuss the types of plants you can grow, special fertility and soil requirements for winter gardening, and the use of cloches and frost blankets to extend the harvest. No registration required. Be prepared to be outside. 10:30 a.m. to noon at Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson. Free. Call (360) 966-5859.

4th Edible Garden Tour: Saturday, July 14. Features 14 gardens on Lummi Island. All proceeds benefit Beach Elementary School’s future through the not-for-profit Beach School Foundation. T-shirts and tickets ($5 per person or $10 per family) available at www.beachschoolfoundation.org or purchased at the BSF booth located at the Lummi Island Saturday Market each Saturday. The “Rustic Crust” wood-fired pizza truck will provide lunch options, along with homemade root beer.

Make It and Take It’Hyptertufa Class: Saturday, July 14. Make your own, old English style Hypertufa trough. Bring gloves and a trowel. Workshop fee is $35 and includes all supplies. A Garden Spot Nursery, Bellingham. 9 a.m. Register, call 360-676-5480.

Cherry Sampling Day: Saturday, July 14. Presented by the Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation (WWFRF) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the WSU Washington Research and Extension Center, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon. Hosted in cooperation with WSU, the day features classes and demonstrations on growing new varieties of cherries, pruning, and more. Taste different varieties of cherries and get help on planting and managing cherry trees in your backyard. Discussions include the latest research on the Spotted Wing Drosophila, a threat to cherry fruit in Western WA. Admission required. Pick and sample unique varieties of cherries from the WSU research field trials, and take home cherries at a cost of $5 a bag (bags provided by WWFRF). Visit http://nwfruit.org/cherry-sampling-day/

Hypertufa: 10 a.m., Saturday, July 14, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Kathy Hirdler of Floribunda Designs demonstrates and helps you make a hypertufa trough to take home. All materials and supplies are provided; students should wear gardening clothes or a sturdy apron and bring a trowel. Class fee is $35. Reservations required. Contact 360-466-3821, www.christiansonsnursery.com.

KID-STRAVAGANZA: Saturday, July 14. Benefiting Three Rivers Educational Cooperative. Students will be peddling lemonade, ice tea donated by Living Earth Herbs, balloons, and baby chicks from Hannegan Farm and Home, entertainment. Have a slice of Seven Loaves 3 Cheesy Rivers Pizza ($1 per slice donated to Three Rivers). Live music, storytelling, kids craft table and more. Boundary Bay hosted beer garden. 3 to 6 p.m. at the parking lot of the Public Market, 1530 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham.

Sunnyland Stomp: Saturday, July 14. This free, self-guided tour of 17 galleries and studios in the yards and homes of Sunnyland-area artists takes place between 4 and 9 p.m. and will encompass the entire Sunnyland neighborhood. Artisan food sampling, tandem bike rides given by a rather large chicken, garden art and more. Maps available at sunnylandstomp.com/2012-stomp-gallery-map, at Avenue Bread and Kulshan Brewing Company on James Street, and at sites day of event.

Ornamental Grasses: Sunday, July 15. 2 p.m. at Hovander Homestead Park, Ferndale. Presented by the WSU Whatcom County Master Gardener program. Learn how to choose and care for ornamental grasses in your landscape and how to keep them looking their best. Our presenter is WSU Whatcom County Master Gardener Kaye Dykas.

Pickling, Fermenting, and Canning: Putting Up with Summer with Charles Claassen: Tuesday, July 17. Learn how to preserve food through both fermentation and hot-pack canning techniques from Charles Claassen, chef and owner of the Book Fare Cafe. $29 members and non-members. Cordata Co-op, Local Roots Room, Bellingham. 6 p.m. Register at WCC, 360-383-3200.

Don’t Have a Cow Cheese: Introduction to Goat and Sheep Cheese with Claire and Dale: Tuesday, July 17.  Get familiar with the goat and sheep cheeses of the Co-op’s newly expanded Cheese Department. Join Co-op staffer and cheese maven Claire to explore different styles and flavors, including: French Basque sheep cheese, fresh chevre, and local offerings from Silver Springs Creamery. Includes a sampling of goat and sheep cheeses and local bread. 6:30 p.m. Skagit Valley Food Co-op, Room 309, Mount Vernon. Members $5, General Public $10.

Family Farm Day: Thursday, July 19. Sponsored by San Juan Island Park & Rec District. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Heritage Farm off of Cattle Point Rd. The San Juan County Land Bank, Heritage Farm and Full Belly Farm invite kids and their parents to this special afternoon at a working farm. Meet pigs, cows, newborn calves and the colorful chicken flock. In the garden there will be summer crops to taste and other activities. This is a free event open to families with kids 3-8 years old. Pre-registration is required. Limited space. Free.

Artisans Northwest Art, Crafts & Eats 1st Anniversary Party: Friday, July 20. Live music, tasty treats, door prizes, anniversary cake. 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. 1215 Cornwall Avenue, Ste. 101, Bellingham. 360-733-1805

Northwest Raspberry Festival: Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21. Lots of berries, a fun run, car show, raspberry treats and live entertainment in downtown Lynden and the surrounding area. For more information, contact the Lynden Chamber of Commerce at 360-354-5995.

A Splash of Summer Color Street Fair and Lavender Festival: Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22. Celebrate the fragrant harvest at the San Juan Island Lavender Festival and the fun art at the San Juan Island Street Fair. Sponsored by San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce. The Lavender Festival, at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, will offer a variety of cultivating, cooking and essential oil distillation demos, craft workshops, tours, music and more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 33 Hawthorne Lane. See www.pelindabalavender.com for more details. The Street Fair will be on Court Street in Friday Harbor and features about 50 booths with local and regional artists. Live music all day on the Courthouse lawn, a Kid’s Creative Center, “Chalk it Up” Sidewalk Art Contest, art demonstrations, and a food court. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Come early and enjoy a Pancake Breakfast by the Friday Harbor Fire Department both days from 7 a.m. until noon.

‘Make It And Take It’ Miniature Conifer Gardens with Designer Ed Keller: Saturday, July 21. Ed will show you how to use Dwarf Conifers together in a container. He will use foliage contrast, pruning, and art in design themes ranging from Asian Gardens to Fairy Gardens. Class fee depends on plants used. 9 a.m. A Garden Spot Nursery, Bellingham. Register, call 360-676-5480.

Lopez Legends, Myths and Yarns: Saturday, July 21. Sponsored by Lopez Island Historical Society & Museum. 7 p.m. Port Stanley School. Live performances, dramatic readings from diaries & letters of Lopez Island settlers. After-dinner delectable desserts, old-time music, historic slide show from our archives, and a chance to win a huge basket of local treats. Call 360-468-2049.

Writers in the Limelight: Marc Bittman & The Food Matters Cookbook: Saturday, July 21. Noon to 1 p.m.  at PFC’s Limelight Cinema, Bellingham. Call (360) 647-1300. In this filmed talk and interview, Bittman serves up his no-nonsense, flexible approach to eating more plants while cutting back on (rather than eliminating) animal products and processed foods.

Olga Daze Festival: Saturday, July 21. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Olga Park. Live music, “The World’s Shortest Parade”, a silent auction, yard sale, quilt raffle and a bake sale.

Celebrate Skagit ~ Dinner on the Farm: Saturday, July 21. 5 p.m. at Hedlin’s Family Farm, La Conner. Featuring fresh, seasonal foods prepared by guest chef Nicole Holbert, Chef and Owner of Adrift Restaurant in Anacortes. $100 per person. Call (360) 336-3974.

Greenbank Farm’s Loganberry Festival: Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July  22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities include story circle, fiber in the barn, 4H & equestrian arena, blacksmith, fabulous music lineup, arts and crafts, wood carvers, local artisan food and farm products, pie eating contests, hay rides, farm and garden tours, children’s activities, wine and beer tasting. www.greenbankfarm.org.

Red Rooster Route Days: Saturday & Sunday, July 21-22. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lots of different activities. Farm stops include Garden Treasures, Foster’s Produce & Corn Maze, Biringer Farm (Arlington site), Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum, and Arlington Farmers  Market. Prizes too! For complete schedule and activities, visit redroosterroute.com/.

Chilled Soups for Summer: Saturday, July 21. 11 a.m. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Join chef Carol Roberge in exploring new twists with cool summer soups. Roberge, a graduate of Living Light Culinary Arts Institute, will create appetizing combinations such as Cucumber and Mint Gazpacho with Preserved Lemon Cashew Sour Cream, and a summer chiller with strawberries, fennel and yellow heirloom tomatoes. Class fee: $10. Reservations required: 360-466-3821, www.christiansonsnursery.com.

“Whole Family” Gardening: Saturday, July 21. This workshop with Janet Rutz focuses on how to include the whole family (kids, spouse and yes, even your parents) in growing a home veggie garden. 10 a.m. to noon. Anacortes Farmer’s Market, 7th Street & R Ave. For details visit anacortesfarmersmarket.org.

Raw Wraps and Rolls with Carol Roberge: Monday, July 23. Create sandwich substitutes using romaine, nori and collard leaves. Recipes for nut and seed pates to stuff the wraps and rolls, as well as sauces and dips. All vegan and gluten free. $39 members and non-members, Cordata Co-op, Local Roots Room, Bellingham. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Register at WCC (360-383-3200).

Festive Summer Brunch with Lisa Dixon: Tuesday, July 24. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Lisa Dixon prepares a summer brunch menu that’s also good as a distinctive seasonal dinner, making generous use of summer herbs and vegetables. Enjoy vegetable frittata, herbed fried-smashed potatoes, hazelnut pancakes with raspberry sauce. A prosecco cocktail option is $7, payable at class. $35 members and non-members. Cordata Co-op, Bellingham. Register at WCC (360-383-3200).

Make Your Own Cultured Foods with Carol Roberge: Wednesday, July 25. Discuss the benefits of eating cultured foods and ways of incorporating more into your diet. Learn the basics of making sauerkraut and kim chi, and how to make a fermented almond cheese. All recipes are vegan and gluten-free. $35 members and non-members. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cordata Co-op, Bellingham. Register at WCC (360-383-3200).

Berry Bliss with Karina Davidson: Thursday, July 26. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Karina shows you how to make mixed berry tiramisu; three layer berry and brown sugar pavlova–a light , crunchy, and chewy French meringue cake full of berries and creamy goodness; French strawberry glace tart with glazed fresh berries over a cream cheese base; blackberry oat bran muffins; and the best blueberry crumble bars ever. $35 members and non-members/Cordata Co-op /register at WCC (360-383-3200)

Eating Paleo Style with Erin: Thursday, July 26. 6:30 p.m. Skagit Valley Food Co-op, Room 309, Mount Vernon. $5/$10. Ask questions and taste a variety of dishes: Beef Bulgolgi, Pumpkin Muffins, Mango Jicama Salsa and the 90 Second Chocolate Cake.

44th Annual Childrens Craft Fair: Friday, July 27. Enjoy handmade crafts and baked goods made by children on the library lawn. All items are priced $4 and below. Ages 13 and under may pre-register for a booth. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bellingham Public Library, Bellingham. Registration is open through July 24. Contact Bethany Hoglund at bhoglund@cob.org.

Better Blueberries!: Saturday, July 28. Learn organic strategies for growing blueberries and find out the best varieties for Northwest gardens from Charlie Anderson, organic farm manager for Sakuma Brothers Farms. Class fee $5. 11 a.m., Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Reservations required: 360-466-3821, www.christiansonsnursery.com.

Conserving Your Teeth and Your Money: Saturday, July 28. Dr. Von Kuehn will talk about issues surrounding modern dentistry and how to best approach your personal decisions for maintaining dental health. 10 a.m. to noon. Anacortes Farmer’s Market, 7th Street & R Ave. Visit anacortesfarmersmarket.org.

Legacy Herefords Annual Picnic: Saturday, July 28, from 3 to 8 p.m. Meet the cows, and talk with knowledgeable folks about food and the animals and their care. Barbecuing all afternoon and into the evening. Beef will be available for purchase. For more information and directions, email legacyherefords@gmail.com or phone 360.510.7180 or 360.255.3063.

‘Make It And Take It’ Sedum Wall Garden: Saturday, July 28. Ed Keller will help you make your own framed ‘Work of Art’, starting with a wood frame that can hang like a tapestry on your patio wall. $45 includes all supplies. 9 a.m. A Garden Spot Nursery, Bellingham. Register, call 360-676-5480.

Bite of Skagit: Saturday, July 28. Noon to 4 p.m.  First Street, Mt Vernon. Free admission, tickets are $1 each (average bite between 2 and 4 tickets). North Coast Credit Union is the proud sponsor, organizer and host of the 4th Annual Bite of Skagit. Join us for fun in the sun, with local restaurants, live music, beer and wine garden, Graham Kerr, children’s activities, and Best Bite Contest. Also happening: Annual Sidewalk Sale and the Farmers Market. Proceeds benefit the 14 food banks and 8 hot meal programs in Skagit County. Call (360) 685-4005.

Bryant Blueberry Festival: Saturday, July 28. Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery. Farm opens at 8 a.m. Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pick berries, pony and wagon rides, face painting and more. 5628 Grandview Road, Arlington. (360) 474-8424, bryantblueberries.com.

2nd Annual Benefit for Sustainable Bellingham and The Center for Local Self Reliance: Saturday, July 28. The event will feature local music greats Ashely Douglas, The Prozac Mountain Boys, Robert Sarazin Blake, and the Keaton Collective. Raffle for prizes. Sustainable Bellingham and the Center for Local Self Reliance promote local food security, local energy security, and alternative energy/transportation. Boundary Bay will have the BBQ going! Tickets are $10 adults, $5 students, Children under 12 free. 5 p.m. to midnight at the Boundary Bay Beer Garden, Bellingham.

Critters in Your Garden: Sunday, July 29. 2 p.m. at Hovander Homestead Park, Ferndale. Free. Call (360) 676-6736. Presented by the WSU Whatcom County Master Gardener program. Learn to recognize the living things, large and small which inhabit your garden; which are helpful, which are destructive, and how do you deal with them? Our presenter is WSU Whatcom County Master Gardener Laurita Whitfield.

Whidbey Island  Orchestra: Saturday, June 30. Noon to 3 p.m. Join us as the Whidbey Island Orchestra, under the direction of Chris Harshman, make beautiful Music in the Gardens. Bring a blanket or chair, pack a lunch, and relax in the splendor of Meerkerk Gardens. Admission $10, children 15 years and under free.  Dogs on leash welcome.

Farmers Markets

ISLAND

Bayview: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Oct. 27 at SR 525 and Bayview Road, Whidbey Island. Visit bayviewfarmersmarket.com or call (360) 321-4302.

Coupeville: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through October at Alexander & 8th Street (behind the library). Contact Pat Tennant at (360) 678-4288.

Oak Harbor Public Market: Thursdays 4 to 7 p.m. through Sept. 24. Located in the Tree Park next to the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center on Highway 20. Contact oakharbormarket@yahoo.com.

South Whidbey Tilth: Open Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through October, 2812 Thompson Road and State Route 525. Visit southwhidbeytilth.org or call (360) 730-1180.

SAN JUAN

Lopez Island: Saturdays through Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lopez Village.

Orcas Island: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through September on the Village Green in Eastsound. During October and through most of November, the Market meets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oddfellows Hall, on Haven. Visit orcasislandfarmersmarket.org.

San Juan: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to  1 p.m. at the Brickworks building, Sunshine Alley and Nichols Street in Friday Harbor. Visit sjifarmersmarket.com.

SKAGIT

Anacortes: Saturdays through October from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new Depot Plaza next to the Depot Arts Center, 7th & R Avenue. Wednesday market through Sept. 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information, contact Keri Knapp at (360) 293-7922 or visit www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org.

Bow Little Market: Thursdays through Oct. 4,  from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Belfast Feed Store, 6200 N. Green (south of Bow Hill Rd. along Old Hwy 99). For more information, contact Patty Sweaney at (360) 724-3333 or bowlittlemarket@yahoo.com, or visit bowlittlemarket.wordpress.com.

Concrete: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Concrete Senior Center, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The Concrete Senior Center is located just off Highway 20 at milepost 89. Contact concretesaturdaymarket@gmail.com.

Mount Vernon: Saturdays in downtown Mount Vernon at Gates and Main Street by the Skagit River. The Wednesday Market is held at the Skagit Valley Hospital, 1415 Kincaid Street. Visit www.mountvernonfarmersmarket.org.

Sedro-Woolley: Wednesdays through mid-October from 3-7 p.m. at Hammer Heritage Square, corner of Ferry and Metcalf Streets. For more information, visit sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com.

SNOHOMISH

Arlington: Opens for the season on Saturday, July 7 and will be held each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Legion Park, 114 N Olympic Ave. Visit arlingtonfarmersmarket.blogspot.com.

Bothell Farmers Market: Fridays from noon to 6 p.m. at Country Village Shops, 23718 Bothell Everett Highway.

Darrington: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. from June through September at Seeman Street, Darrington. For more information, call (360) 436-2167.

Edmonds Museum: Garden Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through June 23. The Full Market is open Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from June 30 through Oct. 6.

Everett: Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 7. Located in the parking lot at the Marina, Port Gardner Landing, 1600 Marine View Drive, Everett. Visit everettfarmersmarket.net.

Granite Falls: Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., June through September, at 8416 SR 92, corner of Hwy 92 and Getchell (84th St NE). Contact hope@marketongetchell.com.

Mountlake Terrace: Fridays 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. through Sept. 28. Located at 23208 56th Ave W. For more information, visit mltfarmersmarket.com.

Mukilteo: Open Wednesdays 3 to 7 p.m. from June 6 to Sept. 26. Located in Old Town Mukilteo near the Ferry at Lighthouse Park. For more information, contact Cherri Paul at (425) 418-6064 or visit mukilteofarmersmarket.org.

Port Susan: Opens on Friday, Aug. 10 in downtown Stanwood, a project of the Port Susan Food & Farming Center. 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday evenings on the grassy area behind Viking Village on 88th (across from the Legion Hall)  and will culminate with a market on Sept. 21-22. Visit www.portsusanfoodand farmingcenter.org.

Snohomish: Thursdays from 3 p.m. to dusk through Oct. 11. Located at 1st Street and Cedar Avenue. Visit snohomishmarkets.com.

South County: Wednesdays 4 to 8 p.m. from June through September. Located one mile east of Thrasher’s Corner at the intersection of Maltby Road and 39th Ave. S.E., Snohomish. For more information, call (425) 770-8507.

Willis Tucker: Fridays 3 to 7 p.m. through Sept. 14 on the front lawn of Willis Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish. For more information, visit marketatwillistucker.wordpress.com/.

WHATCOM

Artisans Market: Art, Crafts, Produce, $3 EATS. Tuesdays from noon to 7 p.m., and Thursdays to be announced. Depot Market Center, Railroad & Chestnut, Bellingham. Contact rick@artisansnwmarket.com or 360.920.0452.

Bellingham/Fairhaven: The Bellingham Farmers Market is held each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Depot Market Center, Railroad & Chestnut, and Wednesdays (on a smaller scale) in June through September from noon to 5 p.m. at the Village Green. Visit bellinghamfarmers.org.

Blaine Gardener’s Market: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at H Street Plaza overlooking Drayton Harbor. For more information, call Carroll at (360) 332-4544.

Ferndale: Located on the Riverwalk Park along the Nooksack River, open every Saturday through mid-October. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (360) 384-3042 for more information.

Lummi Island: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Labor Day weekend. 2106 South Nugent Road, next to the Islanders store.

Lynden: Hosted by Five Loaves Farm, and held Thursday afternoons from 2 to 6 p.m. through Sept. 20 at the Centennial Park lot in downtown Lynden, corner of 4th and Front. For more information, contact Dave Timmer at (360) 961-4061 or  dave.timmer@arocha.org.

Point Roberts: Alternating every other Saturday throughout the summer. Community Center, 1487 Gulf Road. Contact Naomi at saturdaymorningmarket@gmail.com.

Additional events and updates are posted online at www.grownorthwest.com. Send your event information to editor@grownorthwest.com.

Published in the July 2012 issue of Grow Northwest magazine

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