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The Local Dirt: May 2013

May 9th, 2013 | Category: News

JNK Llama Farm will host the 2013 Llama & Alpaca Information Day on Saturday, May 4. Numerous classes on care and other subjects will be offered during the 6th annual event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free and the public is welcome. No animals will be sold during the event.  To RSVP, call (360) 592-2603.

Breadfarm celebrates its 10th anniversary next month and will participate in the 3rd Annual Bread Bakers Guild of America Open House on Saturday, June 29.  They invite the public to join them for a special day at the bakery with interactive demonstrations showcasing their artisan bread baking.  Participants will have opportunity to observe mixing dough, shaping of loaves in addition to scoring and baking in a hearth stone oven. Tours will be held at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. RSVP by June 24 to (360) 766-4065.

Neighboring business Slough Food is celebrating its 9th anniversary.

The Hub Community Bike Shop in Bellingham is holding a big pancake feed on Friday, May 17 from 6:30 to 11 a.m. They will have food, coffee, live music, and more.

Potluck Kitchen Studio has opened at 910 11th Street in Anacortes, offering hands-on cooking classes, food activities, and a place to host cooking clubs and private events. For more information, visit potluckkitchenstudio.com.

Down Home Brew Supply in Arlington is celebrating its 1st anniversary. They would love to see their customers and new folks come down to their Big Super Saturday 20% off day on Saturday, May 4. (It’s also the National Day of Home Brewing!)

Sound Harvest Delivery is a new company focused on delivery of local dairy, eggs and other products from Whatcom County farmers and producers. Based in Blaine, the company will start deliveries in mid-May. Products include Grace Harbor Farms, Moka Joe Cafe, Misty Meadows Farm, Twin Brook Creamery, Edaleen Dairy and Appel Farms. For more information, see soundharvestdelivery.com or call (360) 354-0715.

Carne Bellingham is a new butcher shop coming to Bellingham and officially announced their location: 902 N. State Street #104. No word yet on grand opening date.

Western Freedom Seafoods is offering residents a CSA style share of their catch. Anyone interested can pick up their share at the Bellingham Harbor when they return from Alaska later this summer. For more info, see westernfreedomseafoods.com.

ACME Farms + Kitchen announced the appointment of Travis Surmi as Culinary Director. Surmi will be cooking in AF+K’s new downtown Bellingham location and will create prepared foods using local ingredients. The company will also offer Sunday Suppers, boxed lunches and catering services. See acmefarmsandkitchen.com for more information.

The Washington State Farmers Market Association (WSFMA) has created a guide to accepting EBT food stamp cards in Washington State. While geared toward farmers markets, it covers basic questions (where to apply, basic contact info, etc.) and is available to all. See the guide at http://www.tfrec.wsu.edu/pdfs/P2768.pdf.

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