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The Local Dirt: September 2013

Sep 5th, 2013 | Category: News

Good To Go Meat Pies in Everson has started a twice monthly delivery of Frozen Pasty orders to Bellingham. If you are interested in being included in the order email list, contact them at The business made their first delivery at Vacationland RV on Aug. 21.

Osprey Hill Farm in Acme lost most of their turkeys last month following an attack by a dog. A donation button has been set up on their website to help recoup some of their losses, and the farm is offering additional CSA shares for their C session. Find information online at

Bow Hill Organics in Bow recently received their Food Processors License, and are now doing jams, chutney, dehydrated blueberries and other items.

Ownership of Anderson’s General Store on Guemes Island has changed hands. After 15 years, Win and Elaine Anderson, Charlotte, David, and Shaw Clifton, and Erik Anderson are saying goodbye and welcoming new oweners Michelle and Terran Reneau.

A cash mob has been set up for Hannegan Farm and Home on Saturday, Sept. 28. The store recently celebrated its first anniversary and is located at Hinotes Corner, just south of Lynden. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Local company Evolve Truffles are going to be vendors at the Northwest Chocolate Festival at the end of the month in Seattle. Their truffles feature local ingredients.

The Soup Bowl in Mount Vernon is now offering breakfast including items such as the Waff-full and Skagit Scramble.

Avenue Bread has announced its Project Kneaded Dough organization for September is the Womancare Shelter. Twenty-five cents of every loaf purchased at any of their three locations will be donated to the organization.

Rhody Too! Gallery and Gifts is having a Going Out of Business Sale. The gallery space will be the new location of the Farm to Market Bakery, opening in October. The Rhododendron Cafe will remain in business, however long-time owners Don and Carol are retiring after 30 years at the helm, and handing the reigns over to Farm to Market Bakery owners Jim and Lisa Kowalski.

Wander Brewing has applied for a permit to build a small-scale brewery in Bellingham.

Washington Organic Week, sponsored by Tilth Producers, is Sept. 7-14. WOW! is an annual campaign that connects consumers to Washington organic growers and products. New this year is the WOW! Blast-off Party on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Hedlin Family Farm in Mount Vernon. Admission is $25 per person. For more information, visit

Sarita Schaffer announced she is leaving her post with the WSU Immigrant Farms Team and operational role at Viva Farms to attend design school in Seattle. Applications are being accepted for a new managing director of Viva Farms. For more information, visit

Cloud Mountain Farm Center is now accepting applications for their beginning farmer training program, paid internships for 2014.  For more information and/or to request an application, contact Seth Friedman at

Round Table Pizza in Mount Vernon is celebrating Eat Local Mount Vernon with their new Skagitarian Pizza featuring all locally grown produce. For more info, see

A few Washington makers have been nominated for the Martha Stewart American Made 2013 Audience Choice Awards. The grand prize winner receives $10,000. See all the nominees, including locals Spincycle Yarns and Triple Wren Farms, at

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