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CALENDAR: June 2017

May 31st, 2017 | Category: Events

Puget Sound Jr. Livestock Show: Thursday, June 1 through Saturday, June 3. 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 www.pugetsoundjuniorlivestock.org.


Blast from the Past Festival: Friday through Sunday, June 2-4. 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 www.sedro-woolley.com.


Everett-Wetmore Food Truck Fridays: The Washington State Food Truck Association and the City of Everett partnered to offer this food truck lot on Wetmore Avenue. Explore this pilot program from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. See the truck schedule on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wafoodtrucklots/.


Mosaic Nuno Felt Tunics: Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3. In this two day workshop with Patti Barker, students will learn how to build a seamless Nuno felt tunic using a resist pattern, a variety of silk scraps, a little wool, and soapy water. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $150. Ragfinery, Bellingham. (360) 738-6977, Ragfinery.com.


Farmers Day Parade: Saturday, June 3. 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. 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 www.lynden.org.


Laurel Farm Tour: Saturday, June 3. Participants can enjoy a bus tour of the Laurel area, including gardens and farms. The tour includes four private gardens and stops at Appel Farms, Laurel Farm, Boxx Berry Farm, and Bellewood Acres. All profits will be donated to local non-profits. For more information, pick up a registration form at any participating farm, or see their Facebook pages for details.


Jewels in the Garden: Saturday, June 3. Hummingbirds never cease to amaze us.  These little stunt fliers can fly forward, backward, hover and even fly upside-down as they seek nectar, their favorite food. Learn from Sheila Pera, Education Chair at Skagit Audubon Society, about the mysteries and wonders of hummingbirds and what plants will attract them to your garden. 11 a.m. – noon. $8, reservations required. Christianson’s Nursery, Mount Vernon, (360) 466-3821.


Vegetable Gardening for Beginners: Saturday, June 3. Learn everything you need to know about getting started on the path to growing your own food with Cyndi Stuart from The Roost at Roddy Creek. Cyndi’s book, “Real Food from a Real Farm: Eating Through the Seasons” will be available for purchase. 11 a.m. – noon. Christianson’s Nursery. $8, reservations required. (360) 466-3821.


Anacortes Waterfront Festival: Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4. 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 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, see http://www.anacortes.org/wff/events.cfm.


FOSL Spring Bake Sale: Saturday, June  3. Pick up some delicious homemade cookies, breads and other baked goods. Sale held at the annual Fishing Derby at the Howard Bowen Memorial Park on Hovel Road. Support the Sumas Friends of the Library and the Sumas American Legion at the same time! 9 a.m. to noon.  For more information, contact the Sumas Library, (360) 988-2501.


26th annual San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour: Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4. This year 20 island art studios with over 60 artists joined together to create the largest weekend event yet. Take the self-guided tour and watch art in the making. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. See www.sanjuanislandartists.com.


Rome Grange Community Pancake Breakfast: Sunday, June 4. 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 eat 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.


Free Ice Cream Social: Sunday, June 4. The Children’s Giving Garden of Christ Episcopal Church invites you to a free ice cream social. Join us in creating community spirit, share ideas, and enjoy ice cream. Made possible by a generous grant from the Whatcom Community Foundation’s “Project Neighborly” program, supported by the Bellingham Food Cooperative, Edaleen Dairy, Pacific Building Center and TW Landscaping. Free and open to all ages. Noon to 2:30 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church,  382 Boblett Street, Blaine.


Celebration Appetizers: Monday, June 5. Get ready for the celebrations of summer with Cindy McKinney. Sample and learn how to make delicious appetizers. 6:30-9 p.m. Downtown Co-op Connections Building, Bellingham, $45. Enroll online at  communityfood.coop/events/2017-06/


Whatcom County Dahlia Society hosts 2017 A.D.S. New Introductions: Monday, June 5. Laurel Grange, 6172 Guide Meridian. 7-9 p.m. This event is free. Refrefreshments will be available. Contact wcdspublicity@gmail.com.


Chef’s Choice: Tuesday, June 6. Karina Davidson puts together an all-delicious menu of favorite recipes. 6:30-9 p.m. Cordata Co-op Local Roots Room, Bellingham. $45. Enroll online at communityfood.coop/events/2017-06/


Easy Growth of Mushrooms on Your Table with Qi Lou: Tuesday, June 6. Learn how to grow and harvest mushrooms at home. Qi Lou will share experiences of growing our own mushrooms from prepared mushroom logs. Written instructions and prepared mushroom logs will be provided. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Skagit Valley Co-op, Mount Vernon. Register online at ww.skagitfoodcoop.com.


3rd Annual “Our Future, Our Valley” Breakfast: Wednesday, June 7. Join Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland for our annual celebration of past, present, and future Skagit Valley agricultural leaders over a hearty breakfast. WSDA Director Derek Sandison will share his perspective on the trade and economic outlooks for Washington State. 7:15-9:15 a.m. Free; donations requested. RSVP required to LindaT@skagitonians.org or (360) 336-3974. Get more information at www.skagitonians.org.


Introduction to Fermented Foods: Wednesday, June 7. Join Andy Walton for an introduction to fermented foods and how they influence health. Make sauerkraut, and taste test previously fermented sauerkraut and a sample of kefir. 7 p.m. Free. Sumas Community/Senior Center, 451 2nd St. Call (360) 988-2501.


Summer Menu for Healthy Blood Sugar with Mira Swiecicki, OD: Wednesday, June 7. Mira Swiecicki shares easy-to-prepare summer recipes and healthy eating tips for maintaining healthy blood-sugar levels. 6:30 p.m. $15. Downtown Co-op Connections Building, Bellingham. Enroll at communityfood.coop/events/2017-06/.


Felt Paintings: Wednesday, June 7. Natalia Robinson will provide instruction on color tones, shading, proportions and angles will be covered, as well as exploring needle felting techniques for wool painting. Bring an image that is meaningful for you. $27. 6-8 p.m. Ragfinery, Bellingham. (360) 738-6977, Ragfinery.com.


Fresh Fruit, Vibrant Veggies: Thursday, June 8. Learn how to start including more fresh fruit and vegetables into your diet with Alissa Segersten. 6:30-9 p.m. Downtown Co-op Connections Building, Bellingham. $39. Enroll online at communityfood.coop/events/2017-06/.


Ice Cream: Friday, June 9. Who doesn’t love ice cream? Learn to make your own at this fun class with Cindy McKinney. She’ll be demonstrating three types, and making a couple of quick ice cream toppings. For adults 21 years and older. Registration required. 3-5 p.m. Lynden Library, 216 4th Street, (360) 354-4883.


Sorticulture: Friday through Sunday, June 9-11. Everett’s Garden Arts Festival takes place at Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd in Everett. Over 100 artists and nurseries will showcase items to transform your garden. Live music, wine garden, food court and free activities for the kids. Free admission and shuttle available. See www.everettwa.org.


Marysville Strawberry Festival: Saturday, June 10-17. 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 more. See www.maryfest.org/.


Slime No More! Saturday, June 10. Master Gardener Diana Wisen, from WSU Research and Extension Center, will share multiple approaches (biological, cultural, mechanical and chemical) to rid your garden of slugs and snails and the best methods to reduce the damage done by non-native slugs and snails. 11 a.m. – noon. $8, reservations required. Christianson’s Nursery, (360) 466-3821.


Deming Logging Show: Saturday and Sunday, June 10-11. 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 www.demingloggingshow.com.


Creating Communities ~ Weaving Indra’s Net in Whatcom County: Saturday, June 10. Drop in and help local artist Debra Goldman create a collaborative net from recycled and donated fabrics. The net will be knotted by community members throughout Whatcom County with the end result being a beautiful piece of community generated artwork that we hope to exhibit to the public somewhere in Whatcom County.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Drive, (360) 966-5100.


Jams, Jellies, and Spreads: Monday, June 12. Learn how to preserve fresh foods safely in this series at WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Evergreen Room in McCollum Park, 600 128th St SE, Everett. Learn how to create that perfect balance of fruit, sweetener, and other ingredients to enhance flavor and shelf life with research-based recipes. Low and no sugar recipes covered. Come prepared to cook during the hands-on session and take home a jar of fresh-made jam. 6:30–9 p.m. In addition, the online course Preserve the Taste of Summer, while a *prerequisite to the three hands-on classes, is also a great stand-alone course on safe home food preservation. $25 per course. Visit PreserveSummer.cahnrs.wsu.edu  to register.


Know & Grow Workshop: Extending the Growing Season of Your Vegetable Garden: Tuesday, June 13. Local expert Peter Heffelfinger will talk about how to extend the length of time you can harvest vegetables from your own garden. What varieties are best and when to plant them.  Also how to protect them for an even longer harvest season. Free. 1-2:30 p.m. WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon. (360) 428-4270, ext 227, http://extension.wsu.edu/skagit/mg/


Wild Salmon: Tuesday, June 13. Enjoy the iconic fish of the Pacific Northwest –in three ways – at the peak of its season, with chef Robert Fong. 6:30-9 p.m. Downtown Co-op Connections Building, Bellingham. $49. Enroll online at  communityfood.coop/events/2017-06/.


A Wildcrafter’s Herb to Know: St. John’s Wort with Erin Vanhee: Tuesday, June 13. This free class focuses on Hypericum perforatum, or St. John’s Wort, as an example to explore the harvest of wild herbs: how to find your herbs, what tools to use and how to choose your harvest without harming the plants habitat. 6:30-8 p.m. For more about Erin, see www.erinvanhee.net. Register online at ww.skagitfoodcoop.com.


Summer Tour of Whidbey Island Gardens, hosted by WSU Whatcom County Master Gardeners: Thursday, June 15.  Join us for a bus tour to multiple gardens on Whidbey Island, starting at 8 a.m. The tour includes: Children Garden in Oak Harbor; Island County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden in Greenbank,  where our group can enjoy sack lunches at the gardens and any question will be answered there by Master Gardeners; and a private garden in Coupevillle. The bus will return to Bellingham by 5 p.m. Registration is $28. For more information, contact Barb Shickler  at barbaraschickler2@gmail.com.


80th Annual Berry Dairy Days: Friday through Sunday, June 16-18.  Celebrate local agriculture and heritage. Enjoy strawberry shortcake, grand parade, entertainment, kids zone, car show, food vendors, fireworks show, free outdoor movie of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and more in downtown Burlington. For a full schedule, see www.BerryDairyDays.com.


Compost and Soil Building workshop: Saturday, June 17. The Chuckanut Center is hosting a day of five workshops and information about compost and soil. Martin Passmore will present “Leaf Mold” at 10:10 a.m. Alicia Wills presents “Outdoor Worm Compost Bins” at 10:30 a.m. Following are Alison Kutz with “Compost Tea” at 11:15 a.m. and Nicole Styles presenting “Bokashi” at 12:15 p.m. Ellen Jacobs presents Korean Natural Farming Method at 1:15 p.m. A lunch break will be from 11:45-12:15 (bring a sack lunch). Registration is $20 for all, or $5 each. Chuckanut Center, Bellingham. For details, see their Facebook page or visit www.ChuckanutCenter.org.


Lilies You Will Love: Saturday,  June 17. Oriental Lily Lovers meet our local grower, Melinda Creed, who now grows several thousand Oriental lilies for sale as potted perennial plants or cut flowers. She grows about 40 varieties, including several of the new “rosily” which are double/multi layered lilies that are pollen free. Lilies are drought tolerant, bee friendly plants that will turn your summer garden into a fragrant feast of color. Perfect plant to grow in and around mid to taller plants in your border. Free class. 9 a.m. Garden Spot Nursery, Bellingham.


A Rosy Day Out: 14th Annual Rose Festival: Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18. Starting at 11 a.m., Nita Jo Roundtree will share her new book, “Growing Roses in the Pacific Northwest: 90 Best Varieties for Successful Rose Gardening”. Copies will be available for sale. At 1 p.m., Rebecca Reed, U. S. Sales Executive for David Austin Roses, will describe characteristics and qualities of David Austin varieties. Her descriptions and knowledge of these fragrant and romantic roses will help you decide which roses are perfect for your garden. At 2 p.m. enjoy an old-fashioned ice cream social featuring Mallard’s Rose Ice Cream (made from real roses!). The day peaks with keynote speakers Ciscoe Morris and John Christianson (aka “The Rosebuds”) at 3 p.m. Throughout the event, Skagit’s Tri- Valley Rose Society hosts a lovely rose display for all to enjoy in the Schoolhouse. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. For more details, see www.christiansonsnursery.com/.


Summer Care in the Vineyard Workshop: Saturday, June 17. This workshop walks you through best practices for managing your vineyard in the hot summer months. The class will cover shoot positioning, summer pruning, bunch thinning, water management, and disease management – all techniques critical to the production of quality grapes for eating and winemaking. $10 per person; registration recommended. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson. (360) 966-5859, www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org.


Plant your Winter Vegetable Garden Now! Saturday, June 17. For a successful winter garden, it is best to begin planning and planting during the peak summer season. In this class, you’ll learn about 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. $10 per person; registration recommended. 10:30-noon. Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson. (360) 966-5859, www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org.


Biringer Farm Annual Strawberry Fest: Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18. 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, 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 http://www.biringerfarm.com/events/.


Skagit Valley Food Co-op Summer Garden Party: Saturday, June 17. Join the Skagit Valley Co-op’s Garden Center for this free, family-friendly event series from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Other dates are July 22 and August 19. Some local farmers and producers will share samples and more. Skagit Valley Food Co-op, 202 S 1st St, Mount Vernon. Register at www.skagitfoodcoop.com.


Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens Plant Sale: Saturday, June 17. A variety of plants will be available, including trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers, roses, and annuals. 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. (425) 257-8597, www.evergreenarboretum.com.


Documentary Night: “Cooked” with Michael Pollan: Saturday, June 17. Join the Friends of the North Fork Community Library for a showing of “Fire,” the first episode of the Netflix Original series “Cooked,” with Michael Pollan. Raffle prizes and light refreshments provided by the Friends. 5:15-6:15 p.m.  North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Road, Maple Falls, (360) 599-2020.


19th annual Summer Solstice Parade: Saturday, June 17. Join the parade celebrating the start of summer, through Eastsound starting at noon. The theme for the parade this year is Solar Flair. The parade route will go from Main Street to North Beach Road and will finish at the Village Green, where there will be music and dance performances.


Father’s Day Car Show & Barbecue: Sunday, June 18. Live music, breakfast, barbeque and car show! Car registration fee is $15 (register at gearheadswc.com). Proceeds from the car show benefit the Whatcom Humane Society, Bellingham Food Bank, Vietnam Veterans, and Alzheimer’s Association. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian, Lynden. (360) 318-7720, bellewoodfarms.com.


Take the Confusion Out of Drip Irrigation Systems: Monday, June 19. Master Gardener and home irrigation expert Jeff Thompson cuts through all the confusion about low volume drip irrigation systems in a hands-on workshop sponsored by WSU-Snohomish County Extension. The 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. 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Extension Education Center in South Everett in McCollum Park, 600 – 128th St. SE. The cost is $20 or $30 for a couple, and includes an extensive reference handout. To register, visit http://extension.wsu.edu/snohomish/ or call (425) 357-6039.


Farmer Roundtable: Small Farm Cultivation: Wednesday, June 21. Hosted by Cloud Mountain Farm Center, this workshop presents Jason Weston, co-owner of Joes Gardens, who will share his experience rehabilitating Planet Jr. walking tractors. Weston will have his collection on hand to demonstrate and share how their size and versatility have improved his systems. Farmers are encouraged to share about their own systems and challenges as well for what should prove to be an inspiring discussion of weed destruction. 3-5 p.m. Joe’s Gardens, Bellingham. The workshop is free to attend, made possible by a grant from the Lucky Seven Foundation. Please RSVP to info@cloudmountainfarmcenter.org or at (360) 966-5859 ext. 1300. Please include your farm name and any specific questions you would like addressed.


KIDS: Braided T-shirt Rugs: Thursday, June 22. 3-4:30 p.m. Kick off summer break with a new skill which will keep kids busy at home or on the go. Kirsten Wert will show kids how to use this 4-strand braiding technique to make a colorful, sturdy rug using reclaimed t-shirts. $22. Ragfinery, Bellingham. (360) 738-6977, Ragfinery.com.


Pirate Festival: Friday through Sunday, June 23 – 25. The Port of Friday Harbor is hosting our 1st Annual Pirate Festival.The Lady Washington will be joining us, plus food, games, music, vessel tours, local sails and more. For details, call (360) 378-2688 or see www.portfridayharbor.org.


10th annual Llama/Alpaca Information & Education Day: Saturday, June 24. A day of workshops and education about alpacas and llamas is free to anyone that currently owns or is interested in owning these animals. RSVP is required to attend. 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. Call (360) 592-2603 or visit www.jnkllamas.com.


Ranching for Resilience—A Field Day for Producers and Consumers: Saturday, June 24. Hosted by Roots of Resilience, Matheson Farms and North Cascade Meats – A Farmers’ Cooperative. Tour a working farm, and see yaks and cows. Learn about the holistic approach to livestock grazing and ranch management. The afternoon consumer tour and program is free. North Cascades Meat Producers Cooperative will bring their new mobile processing unit. The morning producer educational program is tailored to livestock producers, agencies, and organizations. Registration is $37, $17 for each additional member of the family or farm, $17 for students. Space is limited; kid friendly. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 236 W Smith Road, Bellingham. Registration required. To register, see the Facebook event page  or visit http://pnchm.org and click on workshops. Contact info@pnchm.org.


Fairy Day Fun at The Garden Spot & ‘Make It and Take It’: Saturday, June 24. In celebration of International Fairy Day on the 24th, Garden Spot Nursery will be hosting a party for fairy enthusiasts, young and old alike. Kids (and adults, too) are invited to come in costume. The fairy parade starts 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. Enter our drawing for a chance to win a potted fairy garden. Event is free. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. As part of our Fairy Day celebrations we’ll be offering a drop-in fairy gardens class for $39. These miniature potted landscapes are fun and easy to make.  Garden Spot Nursery, Bellingham. (360) 676-5480, www.garden-spot.com.


Summer Propagation: Softwood Cuttings: Saturday, June 24. The skill of propagating cuttings is something every gardening enthusiast should have in their tool belt. If a few simple guidelines are followed, softwood and semi-ripe cuttings can be very successful. The summer season is the most effective for the propagation of many woody plants. Learn learn to clonally propagate plants during the growing season, and discuss timing of cut, condition of wood, and caring for cuttings during and after the rooting process. $10 per person; registration recommended. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson.  (360) 966-5859, www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org.


Orcas Island Garden Tour: Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25.  Annual Garden Tour  of five gorgeous gardens, including a historical garden, waterfront estate garden, artist’s garden, community-participatory farm, and school garden. $20 admission.Tickets are available at Darvill’s Bookstore, Crow Valley Gallery, Driftwood Nursery, Smith and Speed Mercantile, and at Tour Gardens weekend of Tour. For more details, see http://www.orcasislandgardenclub.org.


A Japanese Touch for your Home and Garden: Saturday, June 24. In this class, owner Hans Wressnigg of NIWA Japanese-inspired Landscapes, will present some of the basic principles, aesthetics, and design practices of the Japanese garden tradition and how they can be successfully adapted to a variety of local home and garden situations. 1 p.m. North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Road, Maple Falls, (360) 599-2020.


Organic Rose Petal Jelly & Sorbet: Saturday, June 24. Suzanne Butler, culinary expert and cooking instructor, will be using organic Rugosa rose petals from the Nursery’s own Rose Garden to make a beautiful, fragrant rose petal jelly and sorbet. Attendees receive a mini (1.5 ounce) hexagon glass jar of rose petal jelly to take home. 11 a.m. – noon. $15, reservations required. Christianson’s Nursery, (360) 466-3821.


Skagit Symphony’s Gardens of Note 2017: Sunday, June 25. Tour six gardens in south Mount Vernon and Fir Island. 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 http://www.skagitsymphony.com.


KIDS: Playful Textiles Camp: Monday to Friday, June 26-30. Campers will explore different fabrics, materials, and accessories with Instructor Allie Pasquier. 10 a.m. to noon. $120. Ragfinery, Bellingham. (360) 738-6977, Ragfinery.com.


Succulent Succulents: Easy Beauty for Busy People: Monday, June 26. Succulents increase in popularity every year as more people discover their many charms and exciting new varieties become available. We’ll cover planting basics, creative containers, winter care, peruse some pretty pictures and lots of pretty plants! 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Skagit Valley Co-op, Mount Vernon. Regsiter at http://www.skagitfoodcoop.com/event/.


Read “GREEN” with Washington Tractor:  Tuesday, June 27. Special guest Nate from Washington Tractor will read a story and demonstrate his John Deere tractor in the north parking lot of the library. For grades K-5. Preschoolers are welcome with a parent. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Blaine Library, 610 3rd Street, (360) 305-3637.


Livestock Advisors Farm Tour: Skagit River Ranch: Wednesday, June 28.  The Livestock Advisor Program is offering this free farm tour at Skagit River Ranch in Sedro-Woolley. Since 1998, the owners, George and Eiko Vojkovich, farm bio-dynamically to build the soil and nutrient-rich grass that grows healthy animals. They offer beef, pork chicken and eggs, and are USDA Certified Organic and Certified Humane. 6-8 p.m. To register, visit farmtours.brownpapertickets.com. For more about Skagit River Ranch, see www.skagitriverranch.com.


2017 Small Grains Field Day: Friday, June 30. Farmers, millers, bakers, maltsters, distillers, brewers, and grain enthusiasts are invited to tour research fields. Discuss the production of small grains such as wheat, barley, and buckwheat in western Washington for food, feed, and malt. Free and open to the public. 1-3 p.m. WSU Mount Vernon, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon. This is an outside event, please dress accordingly. www.agbizcenter.org.


Loggerrodeo: Friday through Tuesday, June 30-July 4. Sedro-Woolley hosts the oldest 4th of July celebration in Washington State. Grand parade, kiddie parade and family night at the carnival, street dance, logging show, blues jamboree, famous chainsaw carving competition, fireworks, beard contest, classic car show, BBQ and more. For a full list of activities, see www.loggerodeo.org.




Blaine Gardeners Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at H Street Plaza, through October. (360) 332-6484.

Bellingham/Fairhaven Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Depot Market Square, through mid-December. Fairhaven runs noon to 5 p.m. on the Village Green through September. See bellinghamfarmers.org.

Ferndale Farmers Market: Fridays 3-7 p.m. at Centennial Riverwalk Park. See ferndalepublicmarket.org.

Lynden Farmers Market: Thursdays noon to 5 p.m. at 324 Front Street, mid-June through mid-Oct. See lyndenfarmersmarket.com.

The Twin Sisters Market: Saturdays June through October in two locations: Nugents Corner 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and North Fork Library (Kendall) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. See twinsistersmarket.com.



Anacortes Farmers Market: Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Depot, 611 R Avenue, through October. See anacortesfarmersmarket.org.

Bow Farmers Market: Thursdays 1-6 p.m. at Samish Bay Cheese, 15115 Bow Hill Road in Bow, through August. See bowlittlemarket.com.

Burlington Summer Nights: Fridays at 5 p.m. starting July 7 at the Burlington Visitor Center Amphitheater, 520 E Fairhaven Ave, Burlington. See burlingtonwa.gov.

Edison Farmers Market: Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Edison Granary (kitty corner to the Longhorn), June through September. See the group’s Facebook page.

Marblemount Community Market: See marblemountcommunityhall.org.

Mount Vernon Farmers Market:  Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through mid-October at Waterfront Plaza. The Wednesday market runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hospital on Kinkaid St., June through September. See www.mountvernonfarmersmarket.org.

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



Arlington Farmers Market: Saturdays at Legion Park, 200 N Olympic Ave, July 1 through Sept. 9. See www.afmwa.org.

Everett Farmers Market: Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 615 13th St. Boxcar Park, Everett, through Oct. 15. The South Everett Friday Community Farmers Market runs Fridays June 23 through Sept. 8 at 1402 SE Everett Mall Way (Sears parking lot). See everettfarmersmarket.net.

Marysville Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1035 State Ave. Marysville, June 24 through September. See www.marysvillefarmersmarket.blogspot.com.

Port Susan Farmers Market: Fridays 2-6 p.m. in the parking lot next to the Amtrak Train Station in east Stanwood at 8727 271st St. NW, through Oct. 13. See  portsusan.org.

Snohomish Farmers Market: Thursdays 3 to 7 p.m. at Pearl Street and Cedar Avenue in Snohomish, through September. See snohomishfarmersmarket.com.



Bayview Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bayview Corner (Highway 525 and Bayview Road) in Langley, through Oct. 21. See www.bayviewfarmersmarket.com.

Clinton Thursday Market: Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Clinton Community Hall, 6411 Central Ave., June 29 through Sept. 3. See clintonthursdaymarket.com.

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

South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market: Sundays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2812 Thompson Road, through mid-October. See southwhidbeytilth.org/market.html.

Oak Harbor Farmers Market: Thursdays 4-7 p.m. State Highway 20, Oak Harbor. See their facebook page.



Lopez Island Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lopez Village, through Sept. 9. See lopezfarmersmarket.com.

Orcas Island Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Village Green in Eastsound, through September. In October and November, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oddfellows Hall. See orcasislandfarmersmarket.org.

San Juan Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  at the Brickworks in Friday Harbor, through October. Twice monthly in November and December. See www.sjifarmersmarket.com.

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