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For science, my 6 year old daughter and I read Turn this book into a Beehive! by Lynn Brunelle. We learned so much about bees that I didn't know. Before reading this book, I categorized buzzing flying things capable of stinging me into “bad” (wasps/hornets/yellow jackets) and “good”...

2020- Two thousand and twenty. I don’t need to belabor the challenge of this calendar year: it’s been done frequently and by most. I’ve heard our experiences over the past several months described in many ways. Some of us have struggled with fear, sickness, loss,...

Our Market looked a lot different this year from previous years, with the shopping areas cordoned off, controlled entry and exit points, lots of hand washing and sanitizing, and a mandatory mask order that went into effect in June. All of these changes meant we...

By Jerry Shackette One of the best things about shopping at the Mount Vernon Farmer’s Market is the quality and variety of the seasonal fruit available from our local growers. Blueberries, apples, raspberries, strawberries, wine grapes and blackberries all grow in significant quantities in the Skagit Valley....

When I was growing up, “different, gourmet or exotic” were not words used to describe what would be on our family table for dinner. The protein included beef, pork, beef, chicken, or beef. Starch was potatoes. Vegetables were the most predictable. Canned corn, beans, or peas…and...