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Food and farms, non-profit style: A look at Viva Farms and Growing Washington

Apr 5th, 2012
Food and farms, non-profit style: A look at Viva Farms and Growing Washington

Viva Farms by Jessamyn Tuttle On a gray day in March, there isn’t a lot of obvious activity going on at Viva Farms. Cover crops fill the fields, and the farm stand is dormant. But the greenhouse holds tables of young vegetable seedlings, poised for the new season. And in a small office in a
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Farmer Ben’s: Raising, growing Grandpa’s way

Mar 2nd, 2012
Farmer Ben’s: Raising, growing Grandpa’s way

by Brent Cole LYNDEN – Inspired by traditional farming and family, Farmer Ben’s, located in Lynden, takes the simpler, natural approach: do things the way Grandpa’s generation did. Operate the farm as a unit, with each family member helping out in their own way. Use animals to the fullest extent. Keep it healthy. The end
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Farm-to-Table trade event, Sustainable Ag conference coming up

Mar 2nd, 2012

WHATCOM – Two local conferences are coming up this month for farmers, producers and others interested in local agriculture in northwest Washington. The events will offer panelists, highlight market information, and offer ideas in the sustainable and organic sectors. All are welcome. The annual Northwest Washington Farm to Table Trade Event will be held Thursday,
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PROFILE: Anne Schwartz, Owner, Blue Heron Farm

Jan 7th, 2012
PROFILE: Anne Schwartz, Owner, Blue Heron Farm

by Marnie Jones For Anne Schwartz, former Tilth Producers of Washington president and proprietor of Blue Heron Farm, farming sprang from “a lifelong need to be outside and a desire to leave things better than [she] found them.” Her career is also rooted in a lifetime of activism. Schwartz grew up in New Jersey, rallying around environmental, women’s
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PROFILE: Roslyn McNicholl, Owner, Rabbit Fields Farm

Jan 7th, 2012
PROFILE: Roslyn McNicholl, Owner, Rabbit Fields Farm

by Cameron Deuel Roslyn McNicholl remembers working in her parents’ garden as a young girl, creating a list of tasks to be done each day. “I’ve just always been interested in agriculture,” she says. Her entry into the agricultural world was somewhat unintentional. McNicholl recalls looking for a way to spend her summers working outdoors
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PROFILE: Nelida Martinez & Lisette Flores, Owners, Pure Nelida

Jan 7th, 2012
PROFILE: Nelida Martinez & Lisette Flores, Owners, Pure Nelida

by Marnie Jones It takes care, knowledge, and attention to detail to grow Oaxacan crops in the rainy Northwest, but Nelida Martinez lacks none of these things. Pure Nelida Farm, which she runs with the help of her daughter Lizette Flores, produces Northwest herbs and garden vegetables as well as distinctive greenhouse produce typically associated
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BelleWood Acres: New distillery, facility to open in 2012

Dec 14th, 2011
BelleWood Acres: New distillery, facility to open in 2012

by Jessica Harbert Once-dairy farm turned thriving apple orchard, BelleWood Acres has grown from the aspirations of owners Dorie and John Belisle. Home to 25,000 apple trees and a vast selection of farm-made products, BelleWood Acres will expand in 2012 to include Whatcom County’s first distillery, a larger bakery, community space and year-round activities. The
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Cedarville Farm: Growing for 23 seasons

Sep 28th, 2011
Cedarville Farm: Growing for 23 seasons

by Jessica Harbert Tucked off the scenic Mount Baker Highway, Cedarville Farm continues to serve Whatcom County in the midst of the farm’s 23rd season. With nearly seven acres of land, Cedarville has the longest running Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in Whatcom and Skagit County, providing fresh organic food for 19 years, also making Cedarville
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Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms: Weekend tour features 14 farms

Sep 28th, 2011
Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms: Weekend tour features 14 farms

On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, the public can visit 14 stops during the 13th annual Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms. Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the participating farms and wineries open their doors to show their operations, talk local food and drink, give you a hands-on experience, meet animals,
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Whatcom County Farm Tour features 13 stops

Sep 2nd, 2011
Whatcom County Farm Tour features 13 stops

Self-guided tour on Sept. 10 includes farms, wineries, farmers market WHATCOM – The annual Whatcom County Farm Tour organized by Sustainable Connections will take place Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and feature a total of 10 farms, two wineries and the Bellingham Farmers Market. The tour is free and self-guided, with
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