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Calendar: September 2014 events

Sep 3rd, 2014 | Category: Events

Lynden FFA Corn Maze: Open every weekend through September. Located just south of Lynden on the Hannegan. Prices are $6 per adult, $4 per student and free for 4 and under. Family rate is $18 (2 adults and 3 kids). All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Hours are Friday 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Flashlight maze after dark), Saturday 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.(Flashlight maze after dark) and Sunday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information call Lynden High School at (360) 354-4401.

 

September Eat Local Month: Month-long celebration of local food and farms, sponsored by Sustainable Connections. For the full schedule, see sconnect.org.

 

“Captivating Creatures” at Good Earth Pottery: September’s featured artist Marilyn Stiles sculpts animals from porcelain. The second Seconds Sale of the year will be held Sept. 20; not-quite-perfect pots at perfect prices. Representing 50 local artists, the gallery has been located in historic Fairhaven since 1969. Open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. (360) 671-3998, www.goodearthpots.com.

 

September at Artwood Gallery: Michael Flaherty will be the featured artist this month showing his ukuleles on Saturdays, Sept. 6 and 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. Michael will be present in the gallery to demonstrate the processes and tools in the construction of his instruments. In addition, Artwood’s walls will display the acrylic paintings of Nancy Canyon, a Fairhaven artist. Artwood Gallery features locally handmade wood furniture and accessories, and is open from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and until 5 p.m. on Sunday. 1000 Harris Avenue, old Fairhaven. (360) 647-1628, www.artwoodgallery.com.

 

Birchwood Garden Club’s September Meeting: Native Plant Selection and Restoration of Native Plantings: Wednesday, Sept. 3. Bay Renaud, Plantas nativa, LLC will be discussing plant selection and the challenges/advantages of the conversion process to native plantings.  Gardens with a lot of native plantings require less maintenance, less water and attract more native wildlife. 7 p.m. Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room, 121 Prospect Street, Bellingham. See www.birchwoodgardenclub.org.

 

Real Food Film Festival: Wednesday, Sept.  3. To celebrate Eat Local Month with Sustainable Connections, The Pickford is showing The Contest, directed by leading sustainability advocate and award-winning author Anna Lappe. It is part of the Real Food Media Project, a national initiative to educate, inspire, and grow the movement for sustainable food. Free. 7 p.m. Pickford Film Center, Bellingham.

 

Farm Art Show: Friday, Sept 5. Opening day for Farm Art Show at the Bayview Cash Store, Bayview, Whidbey Island. The show runs through Oct. 5.

 

Skagit Valley Camera Club’s ‘One of a Kind’ Art Show: Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5-6. Presented by the Anacortes Arts Commission at the Depot, 611 R Ave, Anacortes. Hours are Saturday 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Whatcom County Dahlia Society Annual Flower Show: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6-7. Hundreds of dahlias and many arrangements of all different types, sizes, and colors from all over Washington and Canada. Saturday noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. All ages. Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave., Bellingham. Call (360) 354-4346.

 

Mulch Matters! Saturday, Sept. 6. Join certified arborist and consultant Christina Pfeiffer as she explains different mulch materials and how they perform in the garden for weed suppression, aesthetics, and maintaining soil condition. 11 a.m. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Reservations required. Class fee is $8. Call (360) 466-3821. See www.christiansonsnursery.com.

 

Fall Veggie Gardening: Saturday, Sept. 6. Get digging for ‘Round 3’ in the harvest season. Transplants are in and you still have time to start some varieties of seeds. Join us to discuss appropriate choices for the season, crop rotation, extending the season, overwintering crops and other tidbits of interest for cool-season gardeners, taught by MaryAnn and Andy Sudkamp. Free. 10 a.m. Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville. Call (425) 334-2002 or email info@sunnysidenursery.net.

 

Farm Fit Challenge: Saturday, Sept. 6. One day of obstacles, races and teamwork. Farmers and gardeners versus bodybuilders and athletes. $15. Registration opens at 9 a.m. Lunch and dinner potluck. Highwater Farm, 21135 Francis Road, Mount Vernon.

 

Yoga for Gardeners: Saturday, Sept. 6. Jeanell Innerarity, of Dream Bold Bodyworks, teaches a beginners’ course for gardeners of all ages. Free. 10 a.m. Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St., Bellingham. To register call (360) 676-5480.

 

Solar Electricity for Your Home: Saturday, Sept. 6. Learn about the locally made products (Marysville, Arlington, and Poulsbo), how solar works and how current incentives mean your solar system may pay for itself in as little as 5 to 7 years when you have a Made-in-WA solar system installed.

Sponsored by Fire Mountain Solar. 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Kellogg-Marsh Grange Hall, 10005 – 67th Ave NE, Marysville. Contact 360-422-5610 or Joan@FMSolar.com.

 

OYSTERFEST: Saturday, Sept. 6. Fresh oysters, clams, drinks and more. Live music featuring Giants Causeway from 1 to 4 p.m. Bistro open, U-pick apples, bin train rides, distillery tours, cider station and donuts, kid friendly. Bellewood Farms, Lynden. Advance tasting tickets $20; at door $24. Tickets and more information available at www.bellewoodfarms.com.

 

Master Gardener class on Putting the Garden to Bed: Sunday, Sept. 7. Whatcom Master Gardener clinic discusses utilizing cover crops to protect the soil and enhance the soil the next spring. Free. 2 p.m. Hovander Homestead Park, Ferndale. Call (360) 676-6736 x12.

 

Rome Grange Community Pancake Breakfast: Sunday, Sept. 7. Featuring made from scratch pancakes, french toast, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee, and biscuits and gravy. Meet and greet local politicians, as they serve you coffee and breakfast. Tickets are $5 per adult, $2 per child (ages 6-10) and free for kids 5 and under. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Highway, about 1/2 mile east of the “Y” Road, Bellingham. (360) 739-9605.

 

Worm Your Way into Composting!: Monday, Sept. 8. The Skagit County Master Composter/Recycler Program will offer a free home vermicomposting workshop. 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, and worm care and feeding. To pre-register for the class, please call the Skagit Valley Food Co-op at (360) 336-5087, ext. 139.  Bring a pen and paper for taking notes. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. third floor of the Skagit Valley Food Co-op, Room 309, Mount Vernon. For more information, contact Callie Martin at (360) 424-7817 ex. 208 or calliem@co.skagit.wa.us.

 

Leafy Greens Production Trials Field Walk: Tuesday, Sept. 9. Since 2012, field research has been performed through a collaboration between Cloud Mountain Farm Center and Washington State University looking to identify productive types and varieties of leafy greens, and evaluate improved management techniques and reduced production costs. Topics will include mechanical seeding and harvesting equipment, strategies needed to produce a successful crop; pre-plant soil management and fertility, seeding strategies and varietal comparisons, germination requirements, timing around weeding and harvest and market ready requirements. 4 to 6 p.m. Cloud Mountain Farm Center (Lind Road property), Everson. This event is free and open to all.  For more details, contact Tom Thornton at Tom@CloudMountainFarmCenter.org.

 

Small Acreage Farming Course: Tuesday, Sept. 9. Learn how to create and run a sustainable small farm with two courses offered this fall through WSU Whatcom County Extension, consisting of two Tuesday evening classes, 15-plus hours of instructional video, and three full-day field trips to local farms. Topics include crop and livestock production, pest management, soil fertility, and much more. For more information, see http://whatcom.wsu.edu/ag/edu/cs or contact cburrows@wsu.edu.

 

“Seeds of Time” film presentation: Friday, Sept. 12. Efforts to preserve seeds and the world agriculture community’s support of those efforts are the focus of this new documentary film to be shown starting at 7 p.m. at WSU Mount Vernon, 16650 State Route 536. Free and open to the public, the film is sponsored by Washington State University, the WSU Mount Vernon Bread Lab, Dick’s Restaurant Supply, and Bellingham’s Community Food Co-op. Renowned independent filmmaker Sandy McLeod and The Global Crop Diversity Trust Director Cary Fowler will be on hand for an audience Q&A session following the showing. The 77-minute documentary captures the journey of Fowler and his Global Crop Diversity Trust team as they travel from Rome to Russia — and eventually a remote island under the Arctic Circle – to help protect the future of food by safeguarding the world’s seed banks. A link to the “Seeds of Time” film trailer is available at http://vimeo.com/73726895.

 

3rd annual Bellingham Beer Week: Sept. 12-21. This 10-day celebration of local craft beer includes tap takeovers, brewer nights, beer-and-food pairings, beer-themed movies, special beer releases, beer trivia, visits from beer authors and respected brewers, the Barleywood Squares game show, a sour ale fest and other events. This year’s main event will be the Bellingham Oktoberfest at Depot Market Square, which will benefit the Volunteer Center of Whatcom County. For more information, visit BellinghamBeerWeek.com

 

Friends of the Deming Library Fall Book Sale:  Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12-13 and 19-20. Hundreds of titles; both fiction and nonfiction to choose from. All proceeds go to the Friends of the Deming Library to pay for building upkeep and community programs. Also open for self-serve during library open hours throughout the week.  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Highway, (360) 305-3600.

 

Perennials for Fall: Saturday, Sept. 13. Although the focus on fall gardening is often preparing for winter, there are still plenty of lovely perennial blooms around to be enjoyed. Join Ani Gurni of Aulos Designs as she talks about great perennials that keep performing until frost. 11 a.m. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Reservations required. Call (360) 466-3821. Class fee is $8. www.christiansonsnursery.com.

 

Harvesting and Storing Fall Fruit: Sept. 13. At this workshop, we will discuss ways to determine if fruit is ready to be picked, proper picking, and best storage methods. We will also discuss fall and winter orchard chores to help keep your trees at their healthiest. No registration required. Be prepared to be outside. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Road, Everson. (360) 966-5859, www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org.

 

Whatcom Farm Tour: Saturday, Sept. 13. A free, family-friendly, and self-guided tour of Whatcom County Farms, from veggies to alpacas, wine and more at a total of 12 stops. Locations include: Appel Farms + The Cheese Shop, BelleWood Acres, Bellingham Country Gardens, Bellingham Farmers Market, Cascadia Mushrooms, Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everybody’s Store & Garden, Ferndale Public Market, Heritage Lane Farm, Inspiration Farm, Samson Estates Winery, and Triple Wren Farm. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. See sconnect.org or call (360) 647-7093.

 

‘Make it and Take it’ Terrariums: Saturday, Sept. 13. As inspired by the Victorian era, these indoor miniature gardens are enclosed in a world of their own behind glass. Fun and easy to create, we’ll show you how to make your own. Class fee is $39 and includes all supplies (container, soil and plants). 9 a.m. Garden Spot Nursery. 900 Alabama St. To register call (360) 676-5480.

 

Latin American Cultural Day: Saturday, Sept. 13. Arts, music, crafts, food and more. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mount Vernon Farmers Market. See www.mountvernonfarmersmarket.org.

 

Bow Little Market Community Market and Alger Community Hall “Fun” Raiser: Saturday, Sept. 13. The Bow Little Market’s local produce and craft vendors will be at this year’s Alger “Fun” raiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Raffles, beer garden, kid’s activities, car wash, crafts, food, music and more. All market proceeds will be donated to the Hall. Alger Community Hall, 18735 Parkview Lane (across from the Alger Fire Hall). For more information, visit bowlittlemarket.wordpress.com or call (360) 724-3333.

 

The Value of Good Food – Eating Well on a Budget with Heather Burke: Saturday, Sept. 13. Skill-share workshop at the Depot, Anacortes. Sponsored by Transition Fidalgo & Friends. See transitionfidalgo.org

 

Kulshan Community Land Trust’s 8th Annual Community Party: Saturday, Sept. 13. Live music, family-friendly games and activities, as well as beer, wine, spirits and picnic-style dinne. Free for Kulshan CLT members. $15 advance tickets. 6 to 9 p.m. Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian, Lynden. See kulshanclt.org.

 

Uncorked, Woolley Wine & Music Festival: Saturday, Sept. 13. Celebrating fall harvest season with music by Jack Mattingly and Whiskey Fever. Games and raffle prizes. Eagle Haven wine and food from the new Woolley Market will be available for purchase. Event is sponsored by Whidbey Island Bank and the Hampton Inn & Suites, Eagle Haven Winery, and the Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce. Eagle Haven Winery, 8243 Sims Road Sedro-Woolley.

 

Ornamental Grasses: Saturday, Sept. 13. Inspiring, beautiful, easy-to-grow and even low maintenance, grasses really are easy garden magic. Join certified professional horticulturist Trevor Cameron to learn how you can best incorporate these great additions into your garden now. Free. 10 a.m. Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville. Call (425) 334-2002 or email info@sunnysidenursery.net.

 

Fidalgo Bay Day: Saturday, Sept. 13. Sample local shellfish and chowder, touch living sea creatures, try beach seining, make kid-friendly crafts and view new educational displays.  Trail Tales folks will help celebrate Fidalgo Bay at discovery points along the Tommy Thompson Trail.Pick up your “Discovery Passport” and map at their info table, then visit the stations for hands-on discoveries, fun facts, and trivia about natural and cultural connections to Fidalgo Bay.  Free. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fidalgo Bay Resort, 4701 Fidalgo Bay Road Contact nancy.skagitbeaches@gmail.com.

 

Open Streets: Sunday, Sept. 14. Downtown Anacortes will be closed to cars so that you can come out to ride, walk, skate and enjoy the day.  The day includes Retro Bike Ride, Bicycle Concours d’Elegance, minor bike repairs, dedication of USBR 10, BMX and Special Olympics riders, music, healthy lifestyle demos, information displays and more. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. downtown Anacortes.

 

Hootenanny: Sunday Sept. 14. This month’s family-friendly event sponsored by Transition Fidalgo & Friends is in conjunction with Anacortes’ first Open Streets event. Enjoy old-fashioned games such as gunny sack races, egg and spoon relays, tug-o-war, tag, foxtail, capture the flag, hula hooping, bubbles, scavenger hunting, and more. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on 9th st. between Commercial and O Ave., Anacortes.

 

Snohomish Pumpkin Hurl & Medieval Faire: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-14. Pumpkins soar to huge heights across an open field, only to end up a pulpy mess. This outrageous annual spectacle is sponsored by the Snohomish Festival of Pumpkins. Get your own chance to operate a trebuchets, air cannons or catapult. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plus re-enactments of life in the Middle Ages and other medieval demonstrations, as well as pony rides, wine and spirits tasting, craft vendors and food trucks. $7.50 per person. Children ages 4 and under are free. Parking $3. Corner 43rd Ave SE and Ebey Island Road, Everett. See www.festivalofpumpkins.org

 

WAC Gun Show: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-14.  Saturday hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $8 (ages 17+). G.W. Events Center #604, Monroe. Call (425) 255-8410 or visit washingtonarmscollectors.org.

 

Early Fall Paper Cut Workshop: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-14. Celebrate the land in an early fall workshop at Harmony Fields creating a seasonal landscape paper cut with Instructor Ann Reid. Learn how to cut stencils, design compositions and transform them into a beautiful landscape artwork. Use your own imagery from drawings or photographs incorporating plants, birds and personalized imagery. Open to all levels. Cost is $95. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Harmony Fields, Bow. More info and to register see www.hfproduce.com/art-in-the-barn.

 

Art in the Park: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-14. Visual artists, performing artists, kids’ art activities, artist demonstrations, food and music. This event is free and open to the public. Pioneer Park, Ferndale. Organized by the Ferndale Arts Commission (FAC).

 

Chuckanut Brewery Open House: Saturday, Sept. 13. Join our brewers for tours of Chuckanut Brewery as a kick off event for our third Bellingham Beer Week (Sept 12-21). Learn how Chuckanut makes its beers and visit with the brewers. Noon at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, Bellingham.

 

Holistic Manure Management: Saturday, Sept. 13. Horses for Clean Water’s Alayne Blickle and veterinarian Dr. Julie Eihl will discuss effectively composting horse manure, off-site options for dealing with stall waste, parasite control, resistance to dewormers, use/overuse of dewormers and techniques to target parasite control. 9 a.m. to noon at Stillaguamish Grange, 6521 Pioneer Hwy (at the Stanwood-Camano Fairgrounds). Register at holistic-manure.eventbrite.

 

Bite of Bellingham: Sunday, Sept. 14. More than 20 Bellingham area restaurants participating. All ages. Admission to the event is free, with food and beverage tickets for sale at entry. Tickets are $1 each. Beer garden and more. Vote for your favorite bites. Noon to 4 p.m. in The Depot Market Square, Bellingham. Presented by the Downtown Bellingham Partnership. See downtownbham.wordpress.com.

 

42nd Annual Snohomish Historic Home Tour: Sunday, Sept. 14. Self-guided tour from noon to 5 p.m. at various locations in Snohomish. Homes vary in architectural styles. Downtown Snohomish. Call (360) 568-2526 or see cityofsnohomish.com.

 

WSU Extension Livestock Advisor training: Begins Sept. 15. Learn to raise your own beef, sheep, goats, poultry, swine and rabbits. Feeding, housing, breeding, fencing, pastures, weeds and more are all covered in this 10-week session. Several livestock farm tours are included to show best management practices of raising livestock. Cost is $125 and a second person from the same farm or family may attend at no cost. Held at Skagit County Extension in Burlington from 6 to 9 p.m. To download an online application go to http://ext100.wsu.edu/skagit/agriculture/volunteer, or call program coordinator Joan DeVries at WSU Skagit County Extension, (360) 428-4270 ext. 240.

 

Know and Grow Workshop: Honey Bee Survival: Tuesday, Sept. 16. World renowned honey bee specialist Sue Cobey, presents a program about what is being done to ensure that honey bee colonies survive and what role you can play. This workshop is free and open to the public. 1 p.m. WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, 16650 Washington 536, Mount Vernon. Presented by WSU Skagit Master Gardeners.

 

Home Composting Workshop: Tuesday, Sept. 16. Learn to turn yard and garden debris, even kitchen food scraps, into rich fertilizer with the Skagit County Master Composter/Recycler Program. All clinics are free and open to the public. Held rain or shine; bring your gardening attire and  dress for the weather. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the main outdoor pavilion at the WSU Discovery Garden, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon. Contact Callie Martin at calliem@co.skagit.wa.us.

 

Bellingham Oktoberfest: Friday, Sept. 19. Tasty celebration of Bellingham Brews and Brats, the Oktoberfest benefits the Whatcom Volunteer Center. All attendees will receive an Oktoberfest tasting glass, tasting tickets and snacks at entry.​ 6:30 to 10 p.m. Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave, Bellingham. Cost is $20/$25 (advanced/at the door). This event is part of Bellingham Beer Week and September Eat Local Month.

 

Tutti a Tavola: Come to the Table: Friday, Sept. 19. Join Slow Food Whidbey in the newly renovated barn at Dancing Fish Farm for a celebration of the food produced on Whidbey. Bring a dish with the recipe that includes at least one locally produced ingredient. Dancing Fish Farm will discuss how their vineyard is coming along. Share recipes, watch a Whidbey TV video highlighting the produce and farmers on Whidbey Island and hear about winter CSAs from Deep Harvest Farm. 6 to 8 p.m. RSPV by Sept. 12 to Glo Sherman at onespiritgarden@whidbey.net or (360) 341-4217. Dancing Fish Farm, 1953 Newman Road, Freeland.

 

Oktoberfest: Friday through Sunday, Sept. 19-21. Schnitzel, bratwurst, pretzels, strudel, beer and more. Activities include Family Fest Zone and Kinderhaus, Stein Dash, German shopping area, and games.Evergreen State Fairgrounds, G.W. Event Center #604, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe. See www.oktoberfestmonroe.com.

 

Sew Thoughtful: Saturday, Sept. 19. Join Snohomish County Clothing & Textile Advisor and make flannel pajamas for children at Safe Place in Everett. Safe Place provides temporary shelter for children under 12 years old who are victims of violence and have been taken out of a dangerous living environment. Bring your sewing machine or serger, an assortment of thread colors and necessary sewing equipment, as well as your lunch and beverage. Cutting has been done and kits will be provided. Contact Carla Peery at (206) 595-9717 or carla.peery@wsu.edu. Sew Thoughtful usually meets on the third Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the WSU Extension facility at McCollum Park, 600 128th St SE, Everett. Members from the community with sewing skills all welcome.

 

9th annual Whidbey Farm Tour: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21. Free self guided event of local farms. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Locations include: Huntersmoon Blueberries, Pacific Winds Farm, Hummingbird Farm, Sherman’s Pioneer Farm, Willowood Farm, Prairie Bottom Farm, Greenbank Farm & Organic Farm School, Pronkin’ Pastures Alpacas, South Whidbey Tilth, Whidbey Island Distillery, Abundant Earth Fiber, Whidbey Island Vineyard & Winery, Shipki Farm Organics, and Fern Ridge Alpacas. See www.whidbeyfarmtour.com.

 

5Point Film Festival: “On the Road” adventure films: Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Depot Market Square, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the film program beginning at 8 p.m.  The event will run in conjunction with the Bellingham Traverse multi-sport race and as a feature of the 2014 Bellingham Beer Week. The event will showcase 11 short films from the 5Point Film Festival that embody their five guiding principles – respect, humility, commitment, purpose, and balance.  The film program will be projected onto a 20-foot inflatable movie screen in the courtyard. Attendees are instructed to “BYOLC” or “bring your own lawn chair” for seating outside. The Kulshan Brewing Co. Community Tailgate Party will take place prior to the film screening and will feature a variety of interactive games and activities hosted by local recreation-oriented businesses, guiding services and non-profits. Food and beverage will be available on-site. New to 2014, the public will determine the beneficiary of the event. Each attendee will be given a token to vote for the organization or cause that they would most like to support. Participating non-profits will be tabling at the event. The “winner” will be announced at intermission. Admission to the event is $10 with kids 12 and under free. Tickets are available for purchase through the 5Point Film website, www.5pointfilm.org, as well as on-site the day of the event.

 

Fall Lawn Care: Saturday, Sept. 20. The perfect time for rejuvenating the lawn is the fall. Come and learn how to get your lawn healthy and tidy going into winter. Taught by Trevor Cameron C.P.H. Free. 10 a.m. Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville. Call (425) 334-2002 or email info@sunnysidenursery.net.

 

Fall Container Gardening: Saturday, Sept. 20. This free hands-on workshop will begin in the classroom and discuss containers, plant selection, design ideas, and plant care. Then it’s a quick trip to a local nursery where you’ll purchase plants with the guidance of instructor Debra Olberg. Then we’ll return to build your container garden. Bring a planter (12”-15” in diameter) filled with potting soil, gloves, trowel, and money to buy plants. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Whatcom Community College, Bellingham. (360) 383-3200.

 

Beyond Pumpkin Pie! Saturday, Sept. 20. Join Suzanne Butler as she demonstrates creative ideas for putting pumpkin on the plate. Suzanne was “Galloping Gourmet” Graham Kerr’s cooking assistant for many years and is a Culinary Arts instructor at Skagit Valley College. 11 a.m. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Reservations required. Call (360) 466-3821. Class fee is $10. www.christiansonsnursery.com.

 

Innovate Containers for Fall Color: Saturday, Sept. 20. Fall fresh designs to inspire patio container planting, from perennials to conifers and shade to full sun. Also, cast your ballot in a staff container contest. Class is free. Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St., Bellingham. To register call (360) 676-5480.

 

Trial Vineyards Open House & Wine Trials Evaluation: Saturday, Sept. 20. Come and tour the trial vineyards at Cloud Mountain Farm Center from noon to 1:30 p.m. No registration required. Tom will be on hand to answer questions about the 15-plus years of variety trials and growing methods in our vineyards. Then check out the wine trials evaluation from 1:30 to 3 p.m. This is a chance for new and experienced wine grape growers to have a look at many of the new varieties that are of interest in our climate. Fruit will be available for sampling. Registration required, must be 21 or over to participate.  $10 workshop fee. Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Road, Everson. (360) 966-5859, www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org.

 

Books Bites & Burgundy: Saturday, Sept. 20. The Burlington Library Foundation presents this event, with raffle and silent auction, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Burlington Public Library, 820 E Washington Ave., Burlington. Must be 21+ to attend. $30 per person. Tickets available at the library, from Foundation members, and at Stowe’s Shoes and Clothing in Burlington. For more information contact the Library at (360) 755-0760.

 

Boost Your Immune System with Sharon Swan: Saturday, Sept. 20. Skill-share workshop at the Depot, Anacortes. Sponsored by Transition Fidalgo & Friends. See transitionfidalgo.org.

 

Kristoferson Farm Tour and Spreader Demonstration: Saturday, Sept. 20. The Kristoferson farm on Camano Island has been enjoyed and managed by five generations of the Kristoferson family. Currently the farm produces organic hay and has a forest canopy zip-line tour business. The farm owners have worked with various agencies to protect and enhance the natural resources on the farm, including a salmon stream, beaver pond, forest land, and the cropland. 1 to 3:30 p.m. Camano Island. The tour will include demonstration of a small-scale manure spreader, soil testing, and how to choose good quality hay. No cost, but please register at https://camanofarm.eventbrite.com. For questions, please contact Kathryn at (425) 923-9870.

 

Anacortes Home and Boat Tour: Sunday, Sept. 21. Tour unique homes and boats of Anacortes as the Dr. Samuel G. Brooks Guild for Seattle Children’s Hospital celebrates 75 years of service in Anacortes. All proceeds benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital Uncompensated Care Program, serving families within Anacortes and all of Skagit County. Meet at Tea Room (Christ Episcopal Church,1216 7th Street, Anacortes) for complimentary tea and cookies, tickets, displays, restrooms. 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 each. Tickets available through brownpapertickets.com, Anacortes Visitors Center (819 Commercial Avenue), and Tea Room on day of tour. See www.drsamuelgbrooksguild.org.

 

Falling Into the Winter Garden: Saturday, Sept. 21. Join Certified Low Impact Development Specialist Zsofia Pazstor to learn about garden care and practices for fall and winter. A garden can keep producing all winter if the right steps are taken at the right time. 1 p.m. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Reservations required. Call (360) 466-3821. Class fee is $8. See www.christiansonsnursery.com.

 

3rd annual Garden Cafe Sampler: Sunday, Sept. 21. Join the Skagit Valley Food Co-op to meet some local farmers and sample food fresh from the farms of J4 Ranch, Ralph’s Greenhouse, Sunseed Farms, Highwater Farm, Skagit Flats Farm, and others. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Skagit Valley Food Co-op, 202 S. 1st St, Downtown Mount Vernon.

 

WSU Cultivating Success – Sustainable Small Acreage Farming and Ranching Course: Begins Sept. 24. Learn how to apply successful whole farm management principles to your small farm operation. Evaluate your farm’s resources, develop marketing strategies, explore vegetable, flower or livestock production in a bilingual course with like-minded students. This 12-week course will be presented at WSU NWREC (Mount Vernon) from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, and includes two Saturday field trips. Course fee is $250 per farm. To register, call Don McMoran, WSU Extension Educator, at (360) 428-4270, ext. 225.

 

Introduction to 4-H, my4-H: Thursday, Sept. 25. Team up with 4-H for an evening of fun, information and education. We will be hosting an Introduction to 4-H, my4-H, at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Livestock Pavilion in Monroe. You and your family are invited to join Washington State University/Snohomish County Extension 4-H and learn what 4-H is all about. Snohomish County 4-H is one of the largest youth development programs in the United States. Come and visit with the 4-H programs – natural resources, racing pigeons, performing arts, creative arts, robotics, chickens, cows, dogs, cats, photography, computers, motorcycles and more.  Youth between the ages of 5 and 19 years are invited to participate.  Adults are welcome also to join as volunteers, group leaders or club helpers; our training is provided free. 7 p.m. 14405 179th Ave SE, Monroe. RVSP to (425) 357-6044 or djfoster@wsu.edu.

 

Raising Meat Rabbits with Robert Fiut: Thursday, Sept. 25. Learn about the New Zealand white rabbit and what is involved in developing and maintaining a humane, family-scale rabbitry. Robert will show and discuss some rabbit housing innovations he has developed. Free. 6:30 p.m. Skagit Valley Food Co-op, Mount Vernon.

 

Skagit County Fairgrounds 22nd Annual Fall Garage Sale, Antiques & More: Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-27. Over 140 vendors, great food and live music. Car Show on Saturday. $2 admission, $2 parking. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 479 W Taylor St., Mount Vernon. See www.skagitcounty.net/fairgrounds or call (360) 336-9414.

 

Schak-Tober Fest! Friday through Tuesday, Sept. 26-29. This fall weekend at the Schack Art Center features a glass pumpkin patch filled with harvest themed 2D and 3D artwork, glassblowing demonstrations, kids’ activities, beer tasting events for 21+, and “Make It Now” pumpkin events in the hot shop. Schack Art Center 2921 Hoyt Avenue, Everett.

 

4th Annual Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival: Saturday, Sept. 27. Huge pumpkins, pony rides, face painting, toad races, carnival games, harvest food, music and a talk about bats (reservations requested for the talk with Kathleen Bander, founder of Bats Northwest, at 11 a.m.). Bring and show off your giant vegetables, big sunflowers and pumpkins grown by children. Free admission. Some activities have a small fee. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. For more information, see www.christiansonsnursery.com.

 

Farm Food Feud: Saturday, Sept. 27. Five local chefs, five ingredients, five judges, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Farmers Market. Part of the Mount Vernon Eat Local campaign. See mountvernonfarmersmarket.org.

 

Sauerkraut Making for Fall Cabbage: Saturday, Sept. 27. Susy Hymas shares her expertise on the fine art of pickling cabbage with her own personal sauerkraut recipe. Directly translated to “sour cabbage”, this European specialty is a worldwide favorite and is often paired with brats. Small class fee may apply. 9 a.m. Garden Spot Nursery. 900 Alabama St., Bellingham. To register call (360) 676-5480.

 

Terrariums: Saturday, Sept. 27. Learn this ‘old time’ way of planting a ‘garden in a bottle’ for the indoors. Sure to be a fun and informative class instructed by Beverly Anderson. Free. 10 a.m. Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville. Call (425) 334-2002 or email info@sunnysidenursery.net.

 

Mount Vernon Eat Local: Saturday, Sept. 27 through Saturday, Oct. 5. Local businesses and the community celebrate the bounty of the Skagit Valley throughout the month with special menu items, activities and much more. See www.eatlocalmountvernon.com.

 

Burlington Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Pitch: Saturday, Sept. 27. This free family festival is currently signing up trebuchet teams to hurl pumpkins, obtaining festival sponsorships, food vendors and kids activity booths. Skagit River Park, 1100 S. Skagit Street, Burlington. Contact the Burlington Parks and Recreation Department at (360) 755-9649 or recreation@burlingtonwa.gov.

 

Fix-It Day! Saturday, Sept. 27. Got a broken appliance you’d like to use again? A lamp that needs attention? Bring in your items for repair; cost is by donation to support Deception Pass State Park. Sponsored by Transition Fidalgo & Friends. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Anacortes Farmers Market.

 

5th annual Taste of Whidbey: Sunday, Sept. 28. Celebrate unique Whidbey Island food traditions featuring the best of local, seasonal food and beverage. Over 15 local chefs, vintners and brewers. Tickets $30 in advance ($35 at door), admit one and include 10 tastes (extras are $2 per taste). 1 to 4 p.m. at Greenbank Farm. Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com or contact taste@whidbey.com.

 

2nd annual Hootenanny: Saturday, Sept. 27. Event features local food, local musicians, square dancing, and raffle. 6 to 9:30 p.m. Firehouse Performing Arts Center, Fairhaven. All proceeds directly benefit food and farming projects in Whatcom and Skagit counties through the Community Food Co-op Farm Fund.

 

Seventh Generation Supper and Time Bank Auction! Tuesday, Sept. 30. All welcome to this monthly supper meeting focusing on Fidalgo & Friends TimeBank, now in its third year of connecting people in a local service exchange that uses time credits as currency. Evening emceed by Brian Geer. Silent auction, win a raffle item, or go home with a themed table baskets. Suggested dinner donation is $5/adult and $3/child age 10 and under. Please bring your own place settings. Doors open 5:45 p.m. at the Anacortes Senior Center and supper is at 6:15 p.m.

 

OCTOBER

Savor the San Juans: Month-long celebraiton of agriculture, food and community in the San Juan islands. Farmers, winemakers, distillers, brewers and chefs from around the San Juan Islands will come together for a range of offerings including a harvest dinner held in a garden, meet-the-producer farm tours, wine tastings in a vineyard, a harvest happy hour, a chili cook-off and more. For schedule, see www.visitsanjuans.com/savor.

 

Anacortes Oktoberfest – Bier on the Pier:  Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4. Located on the pier overlooking Guemes channel in Anacortes, with 30 breweries over two days. Early Brew special tickets are $15/one day pass and $30/two day pass. Tickets includes commemorative glass and your first six taste tokens. Festival seating with food vendors, live music. Prize give-away both Friday and Saturday for best “German Costume.” 1st & Commercial, Historic Port of Anacortes Warehouse. Ages 21+ only. Designated drivers get in free. For more information call (360) 293-7911.

 

Super Horse Showdown: Friday through Sunday, Oct. 3-5. Competitions include: ranch sorting, barrel racing, cowboy race, pole bending, and super horse challenge (combination of ranch sorting, barrel racing and cowboy race). Also includes clinics with Craig Cameron and Brent Rollins, as well as vendors, Friday Night Draft Horse Pull, Saturday Night Community Event and Fundraiser. Northwest Washington Fairgrounds & Equine Events Center, Lynden. For more information, see wwafair.com/events/2014/nw-wa-super-horse-showdown.

 

Everett Sausage Festival: Friday through Sunday, Oct. 3-5. Traditional bavarian dinner featuring a variety of food booths, as well as children’s games, the family entertainment stage, bingo, carnival, and Bavarian beer garden and stage. Noon to midnight and Sunday noon to 7 p.m. Perpetual Help Church Grounds, Everett and Cedar, Everett. Visit www.everettsausagefest.com.

 

2014 Quilt & Fiber Art Festival: Friday through Sunday, Oct. 3-5. Exhibition of traditional quilts, art quilts, wearable art, and fiber art. A large number of workshops available. At Maple Hall see the Quilt Show, browse specialty vendors, and place bids at the silent auction. The Garden Club hosts the Wearables and Fiber Arts show while the Museum features three floors of exhibits. Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, La Conner. Admission is $10, includes all three venues. (360) 466-4288.

 

Downtown Snohomish Window Display Contest:  Friday through Sunday, Oct. 3-5. Stroll through downtown to see the festively adorned merchant windows and vote for your favorite. See historicdowntownsnohomish.org.

 

Pretty in Pink: Fiday, Oct. 3. Anacortes Arts Commission presents ‘Pretty In Pink’ at the Depot, 611 R. Ave, Anacortes.  6 to 9 p.m. Proceeds from sales will go to the art therapy program for cancer patients at Island Hospital in Anacortes.

 

Bow Little Harvest Market and Food Swap: Saturday, Oct. 4. Celebrate the season and bring something to trade or share. Belfast Feed Store, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See bowlittlemarket.wordpress.com.

 

Fermenting with Julianne Ash: Saturday, Oct. 4. Skill-share workshop co-sponsored by Transition Fidalgo & Friends in partnership with the Potluck Kitchen Studio at Potluck Kitchen Studio in Anacortes. See potluckkitchenstudio.com.

 

Cloud Mountain’s Fall Fruit Festival: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4-5. Over 200 varieties of fruit and fruit products available to taste and enjoy. Julia’s Pumpkin Patch is open for u-pick or we-pick pumpkins and gourds. Live music on site. $3.50/person or $9 carload. Admission supports educational programs at Cloud Mountain Farm Center. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Road, Everson. See www.cloudmountainfarm.com.

 

16th Annual Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4-5. See what it takes to run a farm, from growing crops to feeding animals. Fun-filled festival activities for everyone including: educational exhibits, farm tours, harvest markets, gardening demonstrations, free samples, kids activities, corn and hay mazes, animal exhibits, pumpkin patches and more. For a complete list of participating farms and more, see www.festivaloffamilyfarms.com.

 

Fall is for Planting: All About Color! Saturday, Oct. 4. Course covers everything about adding color, from what to plant to give your landscape stunning fall colors, including unusual bark and berries, to fabulous blooms adding color during the dull winter days. $35 per person. 9 to 11:30 a.m. Whatcom Community College, Bellingham. (360) 383-3200.

 

Pumpkins in the Park & Scarecrow Row: Saturday, Oct. 4. Scavenger hunt, hayrides and pumpkin bowling, and more. Kid can do Build-Your-Own Scarecrow! (Limited to first 100 who register.) 1 to 4 p.m.  Willis Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish.

 

Whatcom Studio Artist Tour: Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 4-5 and 11-12. Visit the studios of various artists around the county. Self-guided tour. Maps available at studiotour.net.

 

Rags to Rugs Workshop: Saturday, Oct. 4. Transform your old bed sheets into unique, washable throw rugs. Learn how to prepare the “yarn” from sheets and crochet it into a round, oval, or square rug. If you don’t know how to crochet instructor Janice Shepherd will show you how! Bring an old flat cotton or percale bed sheet, a size Q crochet hook, and a small pair of scissors. $39 per person. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Whatcom Community College, Bellingham. (360) 383-3200.

 

Rome Grange Community Pancake Breakfast: Sunday, Oct. 5. Featuring made from scratch pancakes, french toast, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee, and biscuits and gravy. Meet and greet local politicians, as they serve you coffee and breakfast.  Tickets are $5 per adult, $2 per kids (ages 6-10) and free for 5 and under. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Highway, about 1/2 mile east of the “Y” Road, Bellingham. (360) 739-9605.

 

4th Annual Build-A-Scarecrow Day: Sunday, Oct. 5. Fiddle Faddle Farm, Whidbey Fairgrounds.

 

Chocolate Truffles Class: Friday, Oct. 10. Learn to make healthful chocolate truffles infused with herbs as taught by Deanna of Unwound Botanicals. $10 materials fee. Pay at the register before you go to the class. 6 to 8 p.m. Sno-Isle Natural Foods Co-op, 2804 Grand Avenue, Everett, (425) 259-3798.

 

Mama’s Garden Harvest Festival: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 11-12. Lots of family fun including pumpkins, produce, activities, photos and more. Mama’s Garden, Highway 9, Acme.

 

Lummi Island Grange Salmon BBQ: Saturday, Oct. 11. This is an annual fundraiser to support the grange. All welcome. Starts at 5 p.m. 2215 North Nugent Road, Lummi Island. See www.lummigrange.com.

 

Rocktoberfest: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 11-12. The Marysville Rock and Gem Club is having their 40th annual show featuring rocks and fossils from all over the world. See dealers, demonstrators, jewelry artists, club displays, and youth games. Also door prizes, silent auctions, raffle prizes and food service. Free admission, free parking. Marysville’s Totem Middle School Cafeteria, 7th Street and State Ave., Marysville.

 

Winterize Your Yard: Saturday, Oct. 11. 9 In this workshop jam-packed with valuable winterizing tips, you’ll learn how to clean up, cut back, mulch, wrap up, and winterize perennials, shrubs, and trees. $29 per person. to 11 a.m. Whatcom Community College, Bellingham. Register by calling (360) 383-3200.

 

Know and Grow Workshop: The World of Begonias – So Many Kinds to Choose From! Tuesday, Oct. 14. Dixie Mitchell, local Master Gardener and begonia expert, will talk about growing begonias and how you can enjoy these lovely plants. This workshop is free and open to the public. 1 p.m. WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, 16650 Washington 536, Mount Vernon. Presented by Skagit WSU Master Gardeners.

 

25th annual Fall Craft & Antique Show: Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 16-18. More than 100 crafters and vendors on site, including handcrafted gifts, home decor, vintage treasures, and gourmet delights. Northwest Washington Fairgrounds Expo Building, 1775 Front Street, Lynden. Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission $6 (with return privileges). For more information, visit www.lyndencraftantiqueshow.com.

 

Goblin Splash: Friday, Oct 17. Celebrate Halloween pool side at Forest Park Swim Center’s spook-tacular event. Toss pumpkins, win prizes, enjoy Halloween fun while you treat our local food bank to fuller shelves. Bring a generous canned food or monetary donation, and you can swim for free! Prizes and refreshments will be available. Proceeds benefit the Volunteers of America Everett Food Bank. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Forest Park Swim Center, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd.

 

Fiber Fusion: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19. Two days of fiber, education and fun. Free admission. Fleece (alpaca, wool, mohair, llama and angora) shows and sales, as well as free demonstrations throughout the weekend, a wide variety of classes, over 60 fiber-related vendors, a live fiber animal exhibit, fiber arts contest, people’s choice photo contest, spin-in and more. See www.fiberfusion.net.

 

NW Regional Pony Show: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19. See www.northwest.ponyclub.org.

 

Bellingham’s Wild Mushroom Show: Sunday, Oct. 19. Sponsored by Northwest Mushroomers Association. Pacific Northwest forests and fields are filled with thousands of different kinds of mushrooms and you can experience hundreds of them at this fun, family event. Displays of locally collected mushrooms, identification information, talks and presentations and much more. Noon to 5 p.m. at the Bloedel Donovan Community Building, 2214 Electric Ave, Bellingham. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students/seniors, free for children under 12. For show information or to volunteer at the event, contact Maggie at (360) 724-3158.

 

Snohomish County Mycological Society Mushroom Show: Sunday, Oct. 26. Sponsored by the Snohomish County Mycological Society in cooperation with Everett Parks & Recreation. Mushrooms are collected in season and placed on display. The public is welcome to bring their own discoveries for possible identification by an expert. Learn to identify more than 100 different types of mushrooms. Visit with vendors, attend lectures and watch demonstrations. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Floral Hall at Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. For more information, visit www.scmsfungi.org.

 

4th Annual Snohomish Brewfest: Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24-25. Friends, food, brews and tunes. All proceeds benefit the Snohomish Senior Center.  Snohomish Event Center, 1011 Second Street, Snohomish. See www.snohobrewfest.com.

 

Additional events posted online. Send events to editor@grownorthwest.com. 

 

COMMUNITY FARMERS MARKETS

ISLAND COUNTY

Bayview Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Oct. 25. Bayview Corner, at Highway 525 and Bayview Road (follow the large farmers market sign). See www.bayviewfarmersmarket.com.

 

Coupeville Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Oct. 11 on the Community Green next to the Coupeville Library and municipal parking lot (off Alexander Street). Contact coupevillemarket@aol.com.

 

Greenbank Farm and Flea Market: Sunday event that is part farmers market with locally grown items and part flea market featuring hand made and vintage pieces at Greenbank Farm. Contact director@greenbankfarm.com or see greenbankfarm.biz.

 

Oak Harbor Farmers Market: Thursdays 4 to 7 p.m. through Sept. 25, located next to the Visitor Center in Oak Harbor (just off Highway 20). Contact oakharbormarket@yahoo.com.

 

South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market: Sundays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2812 Thompson Road, off SR 525 between Freeland and Bayview Corner. Visit www.southwhidbeytilth.org/market.

SAN JUAN COUNTY

Lopez Island Farmers Market: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lopez Village. See lopezfarmersmarket.com.

 

Orcas Island Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through September on the Village Green in Eastsound. See orcasislandfarmersmarket.org.

 

San Juan Farmers Market: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October at the Friday Harbor Brickworks at Nichols Street and Sunshine Alley. See www.sjifarmersmarket.com.

 

 

SKAGIT COUNTY

Anacortes Farmers Market: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Depot, 7th St. and R Ave. in Anacortes. See www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org.

 

Bow Little Market: Thursdays from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Belfast Feed Store. See bowlittlemarket.wordpress.com.

 

Concrete Saturday Market: Saturdays through Labor Day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  See concretesaturdaymarket.weebly.com.

 

Marblemount Farmers Market: Second Sunday of the month through September at the Marblemount Community Hall. See marblemountcommunityhall.org.

 

Mount Vernon Farmers Market: Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Oct. 18 at the corner of Cleveland and Snoqualmie (next to the Library). Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the greens of the Kincaid Street Entrance at the Skagit Valley Hospital, 1415 E. Kincaid St., through Sept. 24.  See www.mountvernonfarmersmarket.org.

 

Sedro Woolley Farmers Market: Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. through Oct. 15, at Hammer Square, Ferry St. and Metcalf St. See sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com.

 

 

SNOHOMISH COUNTY

Arlington:  Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Legion Park, 114 N Olympic Ave. See arlingtonfarmersmarket.blogspot.com.

 

Bothell Farmers Market: Fridays noon until 6 p.m. at the Country Village in Bothell through Oct. 3. Contact katie@countryvillagebothell.com.

 

Camano Island Farmers Market: Mondays 3-7 p.m. through September. 848 N. Sunrise Blvd., Camano Island.

 

Edmonds Museum Summer Market:  Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Oct. 4. 5th Street from Main at the fountain to Bell and east up Bell Street around Centennial Plaza. Contact Margaret at (425) 776-7201.

 

Everett Farmers Market: Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 5 at 1600 W Marine View Drive in Everett. See everettfarmersmarket.net.

 

Friday Farmers Market Everett Mall: Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m.  through September. See fridayfarmersmarketeverettmall.com.

 

Lynnwood Farmers Market: Thursdays 3 to 7 p.m. at Wilcox Park, 5215 196th ST SW. See www.lynnwoodfarmersmarket.com.

 

Mukilteo:  Wednesdays 3 to 7 p.m. at Lighthouse Park through September. See www.mukilteofarmersmarket.org.

 

Port Susan Farmers Market: Fridays 2 to 7 p.m. (through Aug. 29), and 2 to 6 p.m. (through Oct. 17).  State Route 532 and 88th Street in the Viking Village. See www.portsusan.org.

 

Snohomish: Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m. at 1st Street and Cedar in Snohomish. See www.snohomishfarmersmarket.com.

 

Sultan: First Saturday of the month through September, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the GROW Washington parking lot at 823 Main Street in Sultan. Call (360) 789-2146.

 

 

WHATCOM COUNTY

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

 

Blaine Gardener’s Market:  is open Saturdays June through October from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at H Street Plaza in downtown Blaine. Call (360) 332-6484.

 

Ferndale Public Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Riverwalk Park along the Nooksack River. Contact manager@ferndalepublicmarket.org.

 

Lynden Farmers Market: Thursdays from noon to 5 p.m., through October at 324 Front Street in downtown Lynden (lot next to Centennial Park and directly across from the Jansen Art Center). See  lyndenfarmersmarket.com

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