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EVENTS: June 2016

Jun 1st, 2016 | Category: Events

Puget Sound Jr. Livestock show: Thursday, June 2 through Saturday, June 4. Open to all 4-H and FFA members who’d like to exhibit, sell or market swine, goat, sheep or steer. Skagit County Fairgrounds, Mount Vernon. For more information, visit


Ethiopian Cuisine with Assefa Kebede: Thursday, June 2. Join chef Assefa Kebede as he prepares classic dishes from his native Ethiopia. 6:30 p.m. $39. Community Food Co-op, downtown Bellingham. Register at (360) 383-3200.


Cork & Canvas Painting Party hosted by The Speckled Hen: Thursday, June 2. No experience necessary, all supplies provided. Gretchens will provide snacks and wine so bring a friend and have fun! 6-8 p.m. $55. Sign up at


Blast from the Past Festival: Friday through Sunday, June 3-5. This local Sedro-Woolley event has many different activities over the three days, including kids’ contests, art and craft vendors, a quilt show, art show, car show and more! For more information, see


Square Dance and Jam for the Ferndale Food Bank: Friday, June 3. Pioneer Meadows Montessori School is teaming up with the Ferndale Food Bank to help children over the summer. Bring a jar of store-bought jam to donate. Lucas Hicks and his band will be calling square, and we are looking forward to some competitive fun with a dance concert.  Tickets will be sold at the door at the Pioneer Pavillon on Cherry Street in Ferndale. $10/adults; $5/children. Children under 3 are free. Call (360) 778-3681 for more information.


Friday Farm Food, Spirits and Fun: Fridays, June 3, 10, and 24. Food, drinks, music and more. 6-9 p.m. at Bellewood Acres, Lynden. See for more information.


Farmers Day Parade & World’s Largest Strawberry Shortcake: Saturday, June 4. Watch tractors, trucks, horses, bands and more salute the agriculture industry of Whatcom County along Front St. in Lynden. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m., and runs from 10th St. to 3rd St. Free to spectators. After the parade, celebrate Lynden’s 125th anniversary with a piece of the World’s Largest Strawberry Shortcake. At 1,250 feet long and running along 3rd to 7th street, the shortcake is made by Lynden Dutch Bakery, featuring strawberries from Curt Maberry Farm, Edaleen Dairy Ice cream, and Darigold whipped cream, with help from Westside Building Supply and Genova Products. Whatcom County Farm Bureau is sponsoring bowls and spoons. In addition, the Farmers Day Pancake Breakfast runs from 8-10:30 a.m. at the Lynden Community Center. Adults pay $5, children are $3. All-you can-eat pancakes, french toast, biscuits and gravy with eggs, sausage, orange juice, and coffee. For more information, follow the Lynden Chamber of Commerce’s facebook page or visit


Anacortes Waterfront Festival: Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5. This is a fun family event with a little something for everyone – pirates, classic cars, milk carton regatta, children’s activities and more along the Anacortes waterfront. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information see


Summer Care in the Vineyard: Saturday, June 4. Discuss  shoot positioning, summer pruning, bunch thinning, water management, and disease management. All of these issues are critical to the production of quality grapes for eating and wine. No registration required. Be prepared to be outside. Suggested $5 donation. 1:30-3 p.m. Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Road, Everson. See or call (360) 966-5859.


Container Gardening: Art and Science Below the Surface: Saturday, June 4. Learn how to establish optimal growth conditions for roots by air, nutrient, and water availability. He’ll also cover potting mixes, amendments, and watering techniques. Reservations required (360-466-3821 or 800-585-8200); $8 class fee. 11 a.m. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon.


Raised Beds: Saturday, June 4. Master Gardener Dave Buchan will discuss the benefits of raised beds, design considerations and construction and maintenance techniques for beds that will last many years. Reservations requested, complimentary. 1 – 2 p.m. (360) 466-3821. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon.


Rome Grange Community Pancake Breakfast: Sunday, June 5. Featuring made from scratch pancakes, french toast, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee. Biscuits and gravy available, too. Meet and greet local politicians, as they serve you coffee and breakfast.  Adults $5, kids 6-10 $2, kids 5 and under free. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Highway, about 1/2 mile east of the “Y” Road. For more information call (360) 739-9605.


Grafting Workshop: Sunday, June 5. Cover grafting theory, techniques and styles, how to collect and store scion, varietal compatibility, and more.  The workshop will include grafting practice and grafting a tree to take home.  Sliding scale price of $20-$35 per person. 2:30–5 p.m. Bullock’s Homestead, 890 Channel Road, Orcas Island. Email for more info and to reserve a spot. (360) 376-6152,


Out of the Frying Pan with Skya Fisher: Monday, June 6. Skya Fisher provides tips and recipes for working more enzyme-rich live foods into your diet. 6:30 p.m. $35. Community Food Co-op, downtown Bellingham. Register at (360) 383-3200.


French Farmhouse Feast with Karina Davidson: Tuesday, June 7. Karina does her best to replicate a Sunday dinner she once experienced in a small farm outside of Paris. 6:30 p.m. $49. Community Food Co-op, downtown Bellingham. Register at (360) 383-3200.


Take the Confusion Out of Drip Irrigation Systems: Wednesday, June 8. Master Gardener and drip irrigation expert Jeff Thompson cuts through all the confusion about drip irrigation systems in a hands-on workshop sponsored by WSU-Snohomish County Extension. The two-and-a-half hour workshop is designed to make a novice comfortable with all as­pects of designing and implementing a low volume drip irrigation system for the home gar­dener. It includes what parts to use, where to get them, and most importantly, how not to waste resources by purchasing the wrong equipment. The workshop will be offered twice, first at 1 p.m. and then again at 6 p.m. at the Extension Education Center in South Everett in McCollum Park, 600 – 128th St. SE. The cost is only $20, or $30 for a couple, and includes an extensive reference handout.  To register call 425-357-6039 or visit the Extension website at:


Dessert! Delicious and Healthy with Demetree Robinson: Wednesday, June 8. Certified Food and Health Coach Demetree Robinson demonstrates the creation of delicious, healthy and easy-to-make dessert. $15. 6:30 p.m. Cordata Community Food Co-op, Bellingham. Register at (360) 383-3200.


Anaerobic Digestion Systems Field Day: June 9. Come hear from WSU researchers and their commercial partners about anaerobic digestion and nutrient recovery, and the lessons they’ve learned over the past three years. Topics will include: fine solids recovery; advanced nutrient recovery approaches; nutrient recovery products and their agronomic use; water quality and food safety issues; economics; and the potential for integration of biochar with AD systems. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lynden. For questions or more information please contact Brooke Saari at


Cook it and Book it!  Thursday, June 9. Love food and love books? Join us to cook yummy book themed recipes and talk about books! For 5th-7th graders. 3:30 p.m. Lynden Library, 216 4th Street, (360) 354-4883.


Nourishing Herbs: Edible and Medicinal Flowers: Thursday, June 9. Have you noticed the amazing array of flowers that are in full bloom during the summer season? Learn how you can use them! 6 p.m. Free. Skagit Valley Food Co-op, Mount Vernon.


Sorticulture: Friday through Sunday, June 10-12. Everett’s Garden Arts Festival takes place at Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd in Everett. Over 110 artists and nurseries will showcase items to transform your garden. Live music, wine garden, food court and free activities for the kids. Pet adoptions are also available from the Everett Animal Shelter. This year’s highlights include Ciscoe Morris, regional gardening expert, on Saturday at 2 p.m. Free admission and shuttle available. See


Summer Propagation: Softwood Cuttings: Saturday, June 11. Learn how to clonally propagate plants during the growing season as we discuss timing of cut, condition of wood, and caring for cuttings during and after the rooting process. No registration required. Be prepared to be outside. Suggested $5 donation. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Road, Everson. See or call (360) 966-5859.


Food Forest & Permaculture Guild Plants: June 11. This hands on workshop will give you a good understanding to design, plant and orchestrate a perennial food forest. Northwest fruit and nut trees suited to our bio region, guild plants that fertilize, attract pollinators and mulch will be covered. By stacking the systems one can create the productivity of a forest. Class includes: Presentation-discussion, site tour, hands on guild plantings. $40. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please bring a lunch. Inspiration Farm, 619 E Laurel Road, Bellingham WA. See


Deming Logging Show: Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12. Various logging events, adults and kids, logging exhibits and equipment, BBQ, shortcake, concessions and more. Admission per person. Deming Log Show Grounds, Cedarville Road, east of Bellingham. Proceeds go to busted up loggers. See


9th annual Llama/Alpaca Information & Education Day: Saturday, June 11.  A day of workshops and education about alpacas and llamas. This event is free to anyone that currently owns or is interested in owning them. A group of caring owners and speakers will discuss care, basic information and more from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. Coffee available. Animals will not be sold during the event. JNK Llama Farm, Bellingham. RSVP required. Call (360) 592-2603 or visit


Mossy Wall Pockets Workshop: Saturday, June 11. Join Laura Campbell as she walks you through the step by step process of making an adorable moss wall pocket (basket) with a bit of chicken wire, moss and vines. Finish off your pocket with a variety of annuals for a unique look. Students should bring plyers, wire cutters and garden gloves. Plants sold separately. Reservations required. Class fee is $45. 9 a.m. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. (360) 466-3821,


A Garden Design Easy As 123: Saturday June 11. Join Debra Olberg of Secret Garden Design on a tour through basic garden design concept. (Learn how to plant by numbers using formal to informal design ideas, combining different plants for the best visual impact. Class is free. 9 a.m. Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama Street, Bellingham. (360) 676-5480,


Apps and Snaps for IPhone and IPad Gardeners: Saturday, June 11. Expert photographers, John and Kathy Willson will teach you how to organize and extend your creative vision for flowers and gardens as you travel through the use of just one “easy to master” app. 11 a.m. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. (360) 466-3821,


June Bloom Walk with John Christianson: Saturday, June 11. With summer just around the corner, join John Christianson on a stroll among the flowering trees, late season rhododendrons and early roses at the 11-acre English Garden of La Conner Flats, adjacent to our Nursery. The walk begins at our Schoolhouse Garden; from there you’ll meander next door to discover the highlights of the season. Reservations requested, complimentary. 1 p.m. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. (360) 466-3821,


Introduction to Food Business Workshop: Saturday, June 11. Goosefoot, a non-profit economic and community development organization on Whidbey Island, is offering this free introductory food business workshop geared towards those wishing to produce and sell baked goods; jams/jellies, sauces, salsas, and dressings; dry cereal, spice, nut, or flour mixes. The workshops will review the licensing and permitting you may require for your food product/s and the expenses you’ll incur before you even use a licensed commercial kitchen. 10-11:30 a.m. Sears House, 2812 E Meinhold Road, Langley. Admission is free; pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To register, email or call (360) 321-4145. See


New Moon Farm Goat Rescue & Sanctuary Open House: Saturday, June 11. An invitation to visit the farm, meet the animals and see what the rescue is about. 1 to 4 p.m. 19111 Burn Rd, Arlington. No dogs allowed. Closed-toe shoes required. See


Berries and More: Saturday, June 11. Join the Master Gardeners from the Washington State University Extension program to learn about food crops to grow and savor in the Pacific Northwest. Gain ideas about what to plant and learn how to prune, divide, and feed what you grow. 1 p.m. Lynden Library, 216 4th Street, (360) 354-4883.


Dutch Oven Cookery: Saturday, June 11. Just in time for the summer camping season and outdoor cooking! Using a Dutch oven, Deborah Morgan will demonstrate how to cook a main course and dessert over an open flame. Taste the results for yourself and if you have a favorite Dutch oven dish, please feel free to bring it to share. Registration required; please contact the library. 2 p.m. North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Road, Maple Falls, (360) 599-2020.


Marysville Strawberry Festival: Saturday, June 11-19. The Marysville Strawberry Festival is a week-long community festival in Marysville. Activities and entertainment include rides, children’s activities, arts, crafts, parades, a car show, live entertainment, Berry Fun Run, talent show, strawberries and much more. See


6th B-Annual Farm to Table: Saturday, June 11. Multi-course meal will showcase the best of Northwest spring cuisine, including soup, salad, intermezzo, entree, and dessert. Craft beers and wines will also be served. This memorable event is in celebration of our local farmers, and each dinner is prepared by a local chef. 5:30 p.m. at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. All proceeds from this event will go to benefit the Tuition Assistance Program for Pioneer Meadows Montessori School. Tickets available on line through Brown Paper Tickets at Call (360) 778-3681 for more information.


Dig Into Spring Series: Preparing for Drought: Monday, June 13. Master Gardener Kathy Thornburgh will discuss drought preparedness, including soil composition, the importance of mulch, why weeding helps, how to water, and choosing the right plants for low water use. Presented by WSU Skagit County Master Gardeners and the Mount Vernon City Library. 6-7:30 p.m. WSU Extension Resources Room, Burlington. Free and open to the public. For more information about our Dig into Spring series, call (360) 336-6209. The series will resume in the summer with “Fall and Winter Gardening” on Aug. 8.


WSU Know & Grow Workshop: Attracting Our Native Pollinators: Tuesday, June 14. Master Gardeners Kathryn Lindsay and Carol Butz will present a program about native bees and other pollinators including mason bees. Presented by the WSU Skagit County Extension Master Gardeners in partnership with WSU – Mount Vernon NWREC. 1-2:30 p.m. at WSU Mount Vernon NWREC Sakuma Auditorium, 16650 State Route 536.


Library Garden Work Party: Tuesday, June 14. Calling all garden enthusiasts: Join us in the Deming Library Learning Garden on the 2nd Tuesday of the month through September. We will plan, plant and harvest. All levels of gardening expertise welcome. Bring your gardening gloves and the desire to dig in the dirt, learn and have fun. All welcome. 5 p.m. Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Highway, (360) 592-2422.


Annual Flower Show: Tuesday, June 14. Special contest for all ages, hosted by the Laurel Grange. The Flower Show is open to the community; Grange membership not required. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Entries are due between 10 a.m. and noon. For more information, see rules listed at or contact Penny at (360) 647-9672.


Square Dance: Tuesday, June 14. This event is sponsored by Sustainable Connections Food and Farming Program at the Rome Grange in Bellingham. Celebrate the Food to Bank On program and we’ll be recognizing all the farms that are a part of this program – especially Triple Wren Farms, Grateful Bounty Farm, and McIntyre Family Farm, all in their last year of the program. Taco bar and beverages provided. Feel free to bring more toppings for tacos, a dessert, and/or more to drink. Conway West will start playing at 7:30 p.m. The event is open to the public. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wear comfy socks or be ready to dance barefoot as no dance shoes are allowed on the floor. Contact Alex to RSVP or ask any questions about the event. (360)647-7093 x111 or


Preserving the Fruits of Summer with Susy Hymas: Wednesday, June 15. Susy Hymas, Master Food Preserver, will demonstrate canning whole fruits, fruit sauces, and specialty jams. Enjoy berries and soft fruit year round. 6:30 p.m. $29. Community Food Co-op, downtown Bellingham. Register at (360) 383-3200.


Simple Steps to Beat Inflammation: Thursday, June 16. Join local naturopathic physician Dr. Alethea Fleming for a discussion on inflammation. 6:30 p.m. Free. Skagit Valley Food Co-op, Mount Vernon.


79th Annual Berry Dairy Days: Fridaythrough Sunday, June 17-19.  Celebrate local agriculture and heritage. Enjoy strawberry shortcake, grand parade, entertainment, kids zone, car show, food vendors and much more in downtown Burlington. For full schedule see


Artwood Gallery: In June, Artwood, the gallery of locally hand-crafted woodwork in Fairhaven, will mark the beginning of its 30th year. Artwood will be showing a retrospective of former members’ work as well as new pieces by current artists. Paintings on the walls by Nicolette Harrington depict local landscapes; hand-woven table runners, gorgeous ukeleles, jewelry in wood, metal, and stone, small tables incorporating forged steel: unique and beautiful things of all descriptions are to be found here. A “meet the artists” event is planned for Saturday June 17, from 5-9 p.m. Artwood Gallery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Historic Fairhaven. (360) 647-1628;


Orcas Island Solstice Parade: Saturday, June 18. Join the parade celebrating the start of summer, through Eastsound.


Biringer Farm Annual Strawberry Fest: Saturday and Sunday, June 18-19. Free admission. Enjoy fresh strawberries, ride the Biringer Farm ‘Jolly Trolley’ out to acres of berries, and more. Activities include Giant Strawberry ride, Strawberry Inflatable, Pennies in the Hay, Kiddie Slides and Tunnel, Pig Bowling, Face paint, Alpacas, Chicken, Red Rooster Route Chicken Dance, farm market and more! On Saturday, join Kate Halstead, of WSU Snohomish County Extension Food Safety Program, as she puts ‘Summer in a Jar’ with short cooking demos including jams, jellies, spreads and taste tests from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Biringer Farm, 21412 59th Ave NE, Arlington. See


Pots with a Personal Touch: Hypertufa: Saturday, June 18. Hypertufa is a cement-based mixture that has the appearance of stone when dry. We’ll use this versatile and lightweight material to pack around or into molds to create pots, decorations, and other pieces for your gardens or decks. We recommend that you bring a pair of gloves and some items that can serve as molds for your creations. If you don’t have something to use as a mold, don’t worry: we’ll have a few things you can use. The event is limited to 20 participants and registration is required. 1 p.m. South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Ct., Sudden Valley, Gate 2, Bellingham, (360) 305-3632.


Make Your Own Japanese String Garden: Saturday, June 18. Discover the beauty of floating, potted and bog aquatic plants that can be grown in backyard water gardens. This class includes how to select and care for these amazing plants. 9 a.m. Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama Street, Bellingham. (360) 676-5480,


Everett Makers Market Block Party: Saturday, June 18. Enjoy family-friendly activities and a number of vendors from noon to 6 p.m. Outside at the corner of California & Grand Ave., directly in front of the Sno-Isle Natural Foods Cooperative. For more information, contact or visit their Facebook Page.


Crafternoon! Saturday, June 18. Bring your friends, projects and supplies, and create with us every third Saturday of the month, from 1-4:30 p.m. Open to all ages. Accompaniment by adult required for those under 13. Free. Ragfinery, Bellingham. See


Sewing Bootcamp: Saturdays June 18, 25, and July 2. Instructor Brigitte Parra will teach you the care and use of your sewing machine, basic sewing problems, accurate body measurements and more. 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $75. Ragfinery, Bellingham. See


Kids Craft Sale: Saturday, June 18 (9am-2pm) Open to all youth ages 17 and under to sell their crafts. Tables are $10, held at the Burlington Parks and Recreation Center outside during the Berry Dairy Days festivities. Call Burlington Parks and Recreation for more information 755-9649.


Junk in Your Trunk: Saturday, June 18 (8am-3pm). New twist on the old garage sale! Pre-register for a space at this NEW Berry Dairy Days Event by June 1. $20 for 2 parking spaces (one for your vehicle, one for your “junk), held outside in the parkin lot of the Burlington Parks and Recreation Center during the Berry Dairy Days Festivities. Call Burlington Parks and Recreation for more information 755-9649.


6th Annual Fabric Sale: Saturday, June 18. The Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) of Snohomish County’s  in partnership with Washington State University Extension 4H Youth Development present their annual sale of fabric, notions, trims, patterns, yarn, needlework items and related books and magazines. The proceeds from this sale support a scholarship of $1,500 to a student in the Apparel Design and Development at Seattle Central College, Camp Stitch-a-Lot (for youth) and other community sewing programs. If you have items you’d like to donate, please contact Arlene at (425) 743-0118 or Julie at (425) 835-0391.


Plan Your Winter Vegetable Garden Now! Saturday, June 18. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Here in the Northwest, it’s possible to grow and harvest vegetables almost year round. We’ll 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. Suggested $5 donation. Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Road, Everson. See or call (360) 966-5859.


Third Annual Antique Fair at the Schoolhouse: Saturday, June 18. Garden party featuring antiques and vintage collectibles gathered together in our very antique one-room Meadow Schoolhouse and under the ‘Big Tent.’ We will have both returning and new vendors gathered together for a wonderful weekend of fun and laughter. Free admission and parking. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition, check out our Sips Savories and Sweets Party on Friday, June 17 from 5-8 p.m. $10 admission. Purchase tickets at the door or in advance at Free parking. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon., (360) 466-3821.


Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens Plant Sale: Saturday, June 18. Trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers, roses, annuals. Plus, get advice about plant choice, care and maintenance from Arboretum volunteers and local landscape professionals. Sales benefit the arboretum. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Call (425) 257-8597 or go to www.evergreen


Father’s Day Car Show with Gear Heads of Whatcom County: Sunday, June 19. Give dad the day he deserves full of awesome cars, great food, and rockin’ music!  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bellewood Acres, Lynden. See for more information.


Succulence Workshop with the Co-op’s Garden Jay: Monday, June 20. Succulents have been in fashion for years for their beauty, diversity, and ease of growing. Come learn what you can do! 6:30 p.m. Skagit Food Co-op, 202 South First Street, Mount Vernon.


Cooking Club – Cool Creations:  Tuesday, June 21. Summer is here and we need to cool off! We will be mastering the art of the milk shake, ice cream float and Italian soda. If you have any questions contact Di Marrs-Smith.  Grades 6-12. 3:30 p.m. Ferndale Library, 2125 Main Street, (360) 384-3647.


Aromatherapy for Wellness: Tuesday, June 21. Learn how to make simple healing remedies with essential oils 6:30 p.m. Skagit Food Co-op, 202 South First Street, Mount Vernon.


Open Craft Night: Wednesday, June 22. Bring your projects, supplies and creativity, and craft to your heart’s content. Basic sewing support is provided. 6-8 p.m. Free. Ragfinery, Bellingham. See


Jams, Jellies, and Spreads: Wednesday, June 22. Come prepared to cook during the hands-on session and take home a jar of fresh-made jam! Learn how to preserve fresh foods safely. 6:30–9 p.m. WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Evergreen Room in McCollum Park, 600 128th St SE, Everett. The online course Preserve the Taste of Summer is a pre-requisite. $20 per workshop. Visit to register or call (425) 357-6004.


WSU Small Grains Field Day: Thursday, June 23. The 7th annual small grain field day offers the opportunity to wander through the small grain field trials and observe variety trials of winter and spring wheat, barley and oats, as well as spring rye, spelt, buckwheat and perennial wheat. There should be ample time to meet one on one with the researchers and get answers to questions you might have about producing small grains in western Washington. 3-6 p.m. WSU Mt. Vernon.


FISMA Rules as it Relates to Small Farms: Thursday, June 23. Karen Ullman from the Washington State Department of Agriculture will be leading a discussion and information session on the new FISMA rules as it relates to small farms.  This will be an interactive session that should help answer any questions regarding how FISMA will affect small farmers. Attendees can give examples of how they are working within the guidelines of FISMA and share information and guidelines with each other. 3-5 p.m. Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Road, Everson.


Cooking with Culinary and Medicinal Herbs with Alissa Segersten: Thursday, June 23. Explore culinary and medicinal herbs, their healing properties, and how you can incorporate them into your meals. 6:30 p.m. $39. Community Food Co-op, downtown Bellingham. Register at (360) 383-3200.


Orchids and their Pollinators: Thursday, June 23. Thomas Mirenda will speak about orchids in this event sponsored by the Mount Baker Orchid Society. Thomas Mirenda is the Orchid Collection Specialist at the Smithsonian Institution and helps maintain the care of the nearly 8,000 orchids in the Smithsonian collection. He is an accredited judge of the American Orchid Society. 7 p.m. Breazeale Interpretive Center of Padilla Bay Estuarine Research Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Road in Mount Vernon. Admission is free. All welcome.


Fairy Day Fun at The Garden Spot: Saturday, June 25. In celebration of International Fairy Day on June 24, Garden Spot will host a party for fairy enthusiasts, young and old alike. Come in costume.  Join us at high noon for a promenade around the nursery.  Enjoy some fairy food, make your own fairy crown and have your face painted by a local artist. Event is free. As part of our Fairy Day celebrations, we will be offering a drop-in fairy garden class at 9 a.m. These miniature potted landscapes are fun and easy to make. Class fee is $39. Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama Street, Bellingham. (360) 676-5480,


A Rosy Day Out: Christianson’s Nursery 13th Annual Rose Festival: Saturday, June 25. Pacific Horticulture magazine and author Lorene Edwards Forkner and John Christianson will talk about combining perennials and roses for a great looking garden. Rosarian John Harmeling will give a talk on Rose Culture at 11 a.m., followed by the Tri-Valley Rose Society’s lecture on How To Rejuvenate An Old Rose, all located in the Big Tent. Other events of the day include a Rose Show and an Ice Cream Social that caps off the day. Free admission and parking. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon., (360) 466-3821.


Sourdough Savvy: Saturday, June 25. Get hands-on experience for making sourdough bread, pancakes, waffles and crackers, through every step of the process. In this hands-on class, participants will take home their own sourdough starter and recipes, and how to keep it going strong. 1-5 p.m. Free. Skagit Food Co-op, 202 South First Street, Mount Vernon.


Skagit Symphony “Gardens of Note 2016”: Sunday, June 26. The eight gardens this year are located in and around Anacortes, including some beautiful and well-designed gardens of local homes. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets for this event are $25, and will be available for purchase at three local nurseries, through Brown Paper Tickets, or by calling the Symphony office at (360) 848-9336. For more information, see


Summer Soup, Summer Salad with Karina Davidson: Tuesday, June 28. Enjoy three soup and salad meals each one highlighting a cuisine. 6:30 p.m. $45. Community Food Co-op, downtown Bellingham. Register at (360) 383-3200.




Blaine Gardeners Market: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June through October. Located on H Street Plaza in downtown Blaine. Call (360) 332-6484.


Bellingham/Fairhaven Farmers Market: Bellingham Farmers Market is open Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Depot Market Square through mid-December. See for events including Demo Days, Kids Vending Day and more. The Fairhaven Farmers Market is Wednesdays noon to 5 p.m. on the Village Green, June through September.


Ferndale Farmers Market: Fridays 1-6 p.m. at 2007 Cherry Street in Ferndale. See


Lynden Farmers Market: Thursdays noon to 5 p.m., starting June 16 through Oct. 13, at 324 Front Street (across from the Jansen Art Center). More vendors welcome. See


Twin Sisters Market: Mobile market stand open Saturdays, June through October. Two locations: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Nugents Corner, 3700 block of Mount Baker Highway; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center, Kendall. See



Anacortes Farmers Market: Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Depot, 611 R Avenue, through Oct. 29. For special events and other info, see


Bow Little Market: Thursdays (starting June 9), 1-6 p.m. at the Belfast Feed Store, 6200 N. Green, (just south of Bow Hill Road along Old Hwy 99), through Sept. 1. For special events and more info, visit


Burlington Summer Nights: Fridays, July 8 through Aug. 26. The market open at 5 p.m., followed by music at 7 p.m. Burlington Visitor Center, 520 E Fairhaven Ave. See


Mount Vernon Farmers Market:  Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Waterfront Plaza, downtown Mount Vernon, through mid-October. Also held Wednesdays (starting June 1)  from 11 a.m. – 4  p.m. through Sept. 28 at the Hospital on Kinkaid St. For special events, see


Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market: Wednesdays 3-7 p.m. at Hammer Heritage Square, corner of Ferry and Metcalf streets, through September. See


Arlington Farmers Market: Saturdays (starting June 11) at Legion Park, 114 N Olympic Ave. Contact


Everett Farmers Market: Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Port of Everett, through mid-October. The Friday market (starting June 17) meets from 3-7 p.m. at Everett Mall, through Sept. 23. See


Marysville Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1035 State Ave. (next to City Hall), through September. See


Port Susan Farmers Market: Fridays (starting June 3) at 8727 271st Street NW (parking lot behind Police Department), Stanwood, through Oct. 14. Hours are 2-7 p.m. June-Aug. and 2-6 p.m. Sept-Oct. For special events and more see


Snohomish Farmers Market: Thursdays 3-7 p.m. at Pearl Street and Cedar Avenue, downtown Snohomish. See


Whitehorse Market: Open air market open daily at 1080 Seeman Street, Darrington. (360) 436-9757.




Bayview Farmers Market: Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 5603 Bayview Road in Langley, through October. See


Coupeville Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Community Green, next to the Coupeville Library, through October. Contact


South Whidbey Tilth Farmers market: Sundays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2812 Thompson Road, between Freeland and Bayview Corner. See


Oak Harbor Farmers Market: For details, see the facebook page or call (360) 678-4288.



Lopez Island Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lopez Village, through September. See


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


San Juan Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  at the Brickworks, Nichols Street and Sunshine Alley, in Friday Harbor. See

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