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2011 CSA Programs

Category : About Food Sources, CSAs, Where to Buy Local Food

Farmers MarketCommunity Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs are one of the easiest ways to get a steady, affordable supply of locally grown foods during the growing season. It also gives a farmer some cash at a time of the year when they are spending money for seeds, and guarantees sale of a percentage of their crops in advance. Continue Reading

Raspberry Yogurt Vinaigrette

Category : Condiments, Recipes

Raspberries

Photo by Fir0002/Flagstaffotos (GDFL 1.2)

Nothing tastes as marvelous or feels like such a decadent treat as eating raspberries out of season. I’m not talking about forced growth or berries shipped thousands of miles from some part of the world where it’s summer. I’m talking about local raspberries, picked at the peak of perfection, and frozen the same day–then eaten in the dreary cold months. Continue Reading

Spring Salad With Pears and Goat Cheese

Category : Recipes, Salads

Spring Salad With Pears and Goat CheeseSpring is a time when I begin to crave salads. In the winter, few (if any) fresh locally grown greens are available, so when early spring greens become available it’s an exciting time for locavore dining!

This salad is a combination of freshly harvested foods and ingredients preserved from last year’s harvest. It showcases the tastes of this transitional time of year. Continue Reading

2011 Farmers Market Opens!

Category : About Food Sources, April, Bellingham, Farmers' Markets, Seasonal Menu Ideas

Rabbit Field Farms - Who Grows Your Food?Bellingham’s Saturday Farmers Market opened last Saturday (April 2)! The weather was daunting, but we here in Whatcom County rarely let that stop us, so there was an enthusiastic crowd. I arrived early in the afternoon, and most farmers I talked with had been doing a brisk business all day. Continue Reading