Ruth Appel wins cheese industry certification

FERNDALE — Appel Farms announces that co-owner Ruth Appel is in the 2017 class of American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professionals. Appel was among those who passed the ACS ...

Karen Gilliam named Master Gardener of Year statewide

WHATCOM ­— At the recent Master Gardener State Conference in Yakima, Whatcom County’s own Karen Gilliam was named State Master Gardener of the Year. Karen has served the local ...

Benchmark milk price drops 21 cents

By Lee Mielke The September Federal Order Class III benchmark milk price is $16.36 per hundredweight (cwt.), down 21 cents from August and 3 cents below September 2016, but $1.48 above ...

It’s time for NABC classes for farmers

Get help learning how to start up, access capital, more MOUNT VERNON ­— Calling all farmers and farmer-curious. The Northwest Agriculture Business Center has set its 2017-18 workshops ...

Fall tasks for a healthy lawn and colorful garden

By David Vos With autumn settling in, showers are beginning to make more regular appearances. This time of year, however, still gives us plenty of dry pleasant weather perfect for getting ...

Wake berries give farmers versatility

Wake Haven is newest raspberry variety from Northwest Plant Company By Brent Lindquist Lynden Tribune WHATCOM — The seasons can be unpredictable, and so local berry farmers like to ...

Second year of Whatcom Farm Circle for kids Nov. 1-2; also Farmer Rally

LYNDEN ­— The second year of Whatcom Farm Circle, a fun and informative field trip for local third graders, will be on Nov. 1-2 in the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds’ Expo Building. ...

New sculpture placed in Ferndale

Oregon’s Jesse Swickard brought piece up for Peace Arch Sculpture Exhibition, then donated it to Ferndale By Brent Lindquist brent@lyndentribune.com FERNDALE — When Oregon-based ...

Derrick Watson drops out of city council race

Candidate says he will vote for competitor Cathy Watson By Brent Lindquist brent@lyndentribune.com FERNDALE — Derrick Watson has dropped out of the race for Position 5 on the Ferndale ...

State approves transfer of 1 million farmed fish into Salish Sea

Over 100,000 fish of August Cypress Island escape still unaccounted for, however WHATCOM — Last week, the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife approved a new permit allowing ...