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I Found My Farmer: a True Story of Local Food Relationships

I found my farmer She cares for her soil, tends to her sprouts She knows when to dig, when to pick, and when to be patient. She watches the sky,  and loves the land, so it can love us back. When I buy local it’s about more than food; it’s a relationship between my farmer...

The season of giving is upon us, and what better way to engage in the spirit of reciprocity than share the abundance of Washington State’s incredible food and farming communities? After all, these businesses give so much to us all – whether it’s the food we eat, the flowers we delight in, or the...

August 2023 marks the very first Eat Local Month King County; an entire month devoted to elevating and highlighting farmers, makers, producers and artisans working to provide food for their communities. Eat Local Month aims to educate Washington residents about the wonderful, diverse options available to them in their own back yards. Local food...

By Micha Ide of Bright Ide Acres When my husband and I first dipped our toes into farming back in 2013, we started out by growing organic produce alongside raising a small amount of animals for meat. It became clear within a couple years that we were much better suited for animal husbandry, and...

Located on 40 acres of Sauk-Suiattle, Upper Skagit, and Stillaguamish lands, Long Hearing Farm grows food to nourish their community and neighbors, listening to the past as well as to the future. As farmer-owner Elizabeth Bragg puts it, “Our mission at Long Hearing Farm is to grow food as if the lives of the...

If you look up “pasty” in the dictionary, you’ll find an entry that reads something like this:   Pasty (pass-tee) n. | Savory hand pie originating in Cornwall England. A hearty meal miners took down to the tin mines.  Holly Bevan-Bumford, owner of Holly’s Meat Pies (locations in Bellingham and Everson WA), would agree with...

Food preservation is a great way to enjoy local food as the abundant variety of crops changes with the season. With the fall harvest upon us, winter and the holiday season will soon be here. Don’t miss your chance to stock up on the wonderful flavors and nutrition available now for your enjoyment in the...

Tucked into the Mount Baker foothills, Small Acres Farm grows vibrant and nourishing food using renewable energy and sustainability practices – and their impact on this community is anything but small.  Chris Henderson and Mia Devine, co-owners and farmers, have grown Small Acres slowly over the years, operating the farm with a humility and...

Summer in Washington is in full swing, and abundance is the name of the game – farmers markets are overflowing with delicious produce, fishers are bringing back the freshest seafood, and food and farm events are bringing folks together to celebrate, learn, and enjoy. We’ve rounded up some of the most exciting events of...

by Micha Ide of Bright Ide Acres Farming, especially on a small scale, has always felt to me like a financially precarious vocation. Most folks get into farming for the love of the work and a desire to feed their communities. Earning potential is rarely on the short list of reasons to start a farm...