Stories

A lot of things in life are best shared over a beer, so why not a CSA share? Signing up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share is a great way to support your local farmer and ensure that you’ll have a box of delicious, locally grown products week after week. As the demand for...

Tiffany Bell, in her own words, “does a little bit of everything.” She’s a farmer, mother, wife, soup-maker, and an advocate to get your mammogram. She and her husband own and run Ten Fold Farm, an 8.9-acre farm right on the outskirts of Bellingham, Washington. Ten Fold’s delicious meat, eggs, and vegetables are all produced on...

Okay, we’re usually not one to hop on the whole “superfood” train, but when that train makes a stop at Fermentation Station?! Well, we’re definitely on board! According to a recent report from 1,173 Registered Dietician Nutritionists, fermented foods are atop the “superfood” list as we head into another year focused on building our immunity and...

Grab your sweaters and muck boots – it’s pumpkin patch time!  For many, the annual pumpkin pilgrimage is all about tromping through the fields on a crisp sunny day with family and friends. However, for many farms like Bi-Zi Farms in Clark County founded back in 1872, it’s more than just a day in the country. “It’s all...

By Emily Dick, Washington Water Trust Washington State is perceived as a rain-soaked land, befitting the nickname Evergreen State, but with a virtual statewide drought this summer and many areas already water limited, farmers are looking for ways to deal with water shortage. A traditional method of farming – dry farming – does just that. Dry farming is...

By Micha Ide, Pierce County Fresh  Farmers markets have been an important part of the local food economy in Washington since the early 1900’s, when the public market at Pike’s Place first opened its doors. These days farmers markets act as a crucial sales outlet for all kinds of farmers and local vendors, from...

Summer in Washington State is a season of bounty, harvest, and celebration. Farms are full of an astonishing variety of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Farmers are hard at work, and the fruits of their labor are often quite literal. Raspberries and blueberries grow in the fields, offering plump and juicy delights to those who...

When you hear the words Wandering Wizard, maybe an image of Gandalf pops into your mind – a wise sage exploring the world, maybe stopping into the Shire every so often for a hearty meal and a laugh with friends.   While Jake Ray, chef-owner of Wandering Wizard Catering, isn’t Gandalf, he brings many of those...

Kragnes Family Farms A Deeply Rooted Farm, In Full Bloom By Alex Smith A sense of place is a powerful thing. Feeling a connection to the land and surroundings provides an intangible feeling of comfort and belonging. When Ben and Tyne first visited Whatcom County, this feeling was immediate. After meeting at the 10,000...

Salmon. Oysters. Dungeness crab. Scallops. Halibut. Shrimp. Clams. The seas surrounding Washington State are full of fish and shellfish, all contributing to the local economy, diners’ plates, and indigenous and cultural traditions. The state has 75 fish ports dotting its coast, and each of those is home to fleets of boats and fishermen and...