Posts for category ‘Agriculture’

USDA partners with county’s Focus on Farming Conference
denisegl | October 24, 2010 | 11:44 am

A $48,500 grant over three years will help fund Snohomish County’s annual Focus on Farming Conference, scheduled this year for Nov. 4 at the Tulalip Resort and Conference Center. The grant, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, was awarded to the county in September for its efforts to enhance competitiveness of specialty crops – one aspect of the annual conference that now draws more than 500 participants from across the state. “Our partnership with the USDA shows the strong connections that this truly regional conference has with the agriculture industry in Washington state and beyond,” Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon said. “The work we are doing here in Snohomish County is protecting farmland, keeping agriculture a viable option for generations to come and increasing farmers’ profitability.” Read more »

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Coop of Dreams Tour
Steve | July 22, 2010 | 8:18 pm

Tyler Rourke shows off his chicken coop. photo by Chris Sullivan of KIRO

The Riverside Neighborhood Association is sponsoring the first ever chicken coop tour in Everett on Saturday, July 24 from 11 am–3 pm. This self-guided tour will give tour-goers the opportunity to see how city dwellers raise their chickens, view a variety of coop designs, ask fowl questions and learn about backyard chicken keeping. Event maps will be available at Zippy’s Java Lounge, Cenex Co-Op Supply, and Sno-Isle Natural Foods Co-Op. If you take the tour, you’re asked to make a $10 donation at any of the stops. Read more »

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Everett Farmers Market starts this Sunday
Steve | May 26, 2010 | 5:14 pm

It must be summertime, because the Everett Farmers Market starts up the season this Sunday, May 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Everett Marina. The finest, freshest farm products in Snohomish County, musicians every Sunday, bouquets of fresh flowers, delicious baked goods, unique works by local artisans and craftsmen, plus ready-to-eat food for your picnics. Read more »

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Know Where Your Food Comes From
Steve | March 15, 2010 | 12:33 am

Pacific Culinary Studio at Pacific Wine & Kitchen features cooking, culinary, and foodie classes. Coming up on Wednesday March 17, from 6:30–8:30 p.m., learn about where your organic food comes from. Presenters will be Mark and Patricia Lovejoy of Garden Treasures, an organic farm located in the Stillaguamish Valley just north of Marysville off of Highway 530—the road to Arlington and Darrington. Mark and Patricia Lovejoy purchased the farm in 2004 with an eye to creating an easily accessible venue Read more »

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March for Justice with OneAmerica
Steve | January 13, 2010 | 11:31 pm

Unite. Organize. Act.

Unite. Organize. Act.

On January 15, OneAmerica is organizing a march to show our elected leaders how immigrant labor strengthens Washington’s economy and ask Rep. Rick Larsen to support Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Participants are asked to come dressed in your work clothes and bring something to represent your work; flowers, tools, etc. Be creative. Read more »

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