October is National Farm-to-School Month

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October is National Farm-to-School month and Washington schools are way ahead of the game with 94 percent of schools carrying Washington grown produce and about 300 schools have their own garden. Washington State Department of Agriculture Outreach and Education Coordinator … Read More

New Executive Director for WSFMA

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Will O’Donnell has been named as the new Executive Director for the Washington State Farmers Market Association. O’Donnell is a previous WSFMA Treasurer and board member, and he said when he was running a market in Jefferson County, the organization … Read More

Will Washington Rein In Rule-makers?

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By TJ Martinell, The Lens   Lawmakers come and go, but unelected rule-makers are forever. Or so it seems. Decisions and actions of agencies and regulatory bodies in Washington state often occur far from public view, and insulated from challenge. Yet … Read More

Farm field trip provides fall fun

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MOUNT VERNON — For every student at Jefferson Elementary School, the perfect pumpkin is waiting to be found at Schuh Farms. Large, small or oblong, students this week are venturing into the fields to pick their pumpkins. Kindergartners on Monday … Read More

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