Please Call Senators Murray and Cantwell for a
Better Farm Bill and a healthier food system!
The Farm Bill is moving fast and we need your help! Read more Alert on Farm Bill …
May 17 is National Bike-to-Work Day and the Co-op is showing its support for this healthy mode of transportation by hosting a “refreshment station”in our parking lot. Stop by on your bike from 7:30-9am and enjoy FREE Organic Bananas and Coffee. Come back between 4:30-6pm to pick up your coupon for a FREE Organic Ice Cream Cone.
Co-sponsored by Mount Vernon Parks Foundation and Mount Vernon Downtown Association. For more Bike Week Events, visit mountvernondowntown.org.
One of our Heroes,longtime Skagit Food Co-op Board member Frances Ambrose,will be inducted into the Washington State Recycling Hall of Fame at this year’s upcoming WSRA awards dinner. Frances was the Skagit County Recycling Educator for 18 years,and retired in 2009. Frances’friends and colleagues in Skagit County honored her with a Bleeding Heart plant and a yellow sash saying “Recycling Hall of Fame”earlier this month.
Frances –we love you. Thank you for all your hard work,sung and un-sung.
Sometimes this Valley is so bursting-with-loveliness that I find myself taking haphazard photos out my car window. My drive in to work,from La Conner to Mount Vernon along McLean Rd,has been a consistent delight. All winter the snow geese and trumpeter swans held court in the clodden soggy fields. All spring the fields have been peeking, then popping with color. The farm workers are out there in the morning fields,reminding me that no dream of color and light and harvest in particular, can happen without the labor and effort of many hands. Thanks be to all of you who are tending the soil in this magnificent place. And remember show up to support the various Farmworker Solidarity marches that happen on May 5th. Also –send in your favorite tulip photos and we’ll keep sharing them…jodie(at)skagitfoodcoop.com Read more Photos from the Morning Commute …
#1:Saturday April 27 Co-op Day with the Mount Vernon Trail Builders -10am on Little Mountain
Come join us for a day’s worth of work on Bonnie &Clyde,one of the original trails on Little Mountain, (called so because of the old Model T that rolled down the mountain and crashed into a tree. It’s still there, you can visit it!)
The Trail Builders will have coffee and they’ll feed you lunch. Plus, everyone who signs up for Co-op Trail Day ahead of time will receive a Co-op 40th anniversary thank you gift. It’s hard to beat them apples….
#2: Sunday April 28 2pm Mount Vernon Clean Up Session with Ian. Meet outside Co-op front doors
Join us for a satisfying couple of hours cleaning “house” in Mount Vernon – for 2 hours we’ll excavate and beautify public space for the benefit of all of us… Ian in our bulk department has been a diligent steward of Mount Vernon’s parks and trails and underpasses, and we think you are just the crew to help support his efforts. Bring gloves, water, and sturdy shoes, meet outside the Co-op in the Garden Center. Read more Giving Back to the Places We Enjoy:Earth Day Weekend Activities …
Welcome to May workshops! We’ve got more great offerings in the mix. PLEASE PRE-REGISTER –this means you,yes you…
Sign up for classes with Jill by phone:360-336-5087×139 or email:Jill(at)skagitfoodcoop.com
Look for Bruce and his bees in our parking lot from 9am-noon, April 22, Earth Day 2013!
Salmonberry Community Landtrust will be in the store passing out Open-Pollinated, Heirloom Seeds from 2-6 pm.
Free Tree Saplings will be available starting at 10 am until we run out.
Share the love: One per Customer, please. Stock is limited.
Visit the display near the front registers April 5-29, 2013 to ENTER TO WIN one of 4 Gardening Gift Packs.
Raffle runs April 5-29, 2013. One entry per person, please. Co-op staff are not eligible.
Winners will be notified the first week of May.
Moms, please send us your story, 500 words or less, by Mother’s Day, May 12, 2013. We would love to hear how the Co-op has contributed to your family’s good health, great meals, or community involvement.
1st Place Wins $250 Co-op Gift Card!
Two Runners up will each receive a $50 Co-op Gift Card.
You can hear them read their poems on the radio in April on Skagit By Hand on Skagit Talks, which airs Thursdays at 5pm on KSVR,KSVU,KSJI Community Radio for the Skagit.
The poetry contest subject this year: Germinate
here are their winning poems, Enjoy!! Read more Winter Stomp Germinate Winners Announced! …
SATURDAY MAY 4,2013
Yoga instructors from across the Valley offer an entire day of free classes in the upstairs of the Co-op. Come up to the third floor,kick off your shoes and explore a variety of yoga styles in celebration of all that is offered in the Valley. Each class starts on the hour every hour beginning at 11 am. Classes are suitable for all levels (including beginners!). Bring your own mat if you have one–some supplies will be provided. Free &Open to the public. Preregistration not required. Read more Skagit Free Yoga Day 2013 …
Celebrating Community,Honoring Diversity –this March marks Ten Years of the Skagit Human Rights Festival. We’re proud to be a sponsor for this month of free events:films,panel discussions,and a performance by Dana Lyons.
Kicking off:Thursday March 7,7pm with a night on GMOs,an update on the Labeling initiative in WA,and a conversation about seed &feed and the future of agriculture. Read more Skagit Human Rights Festival –Year 10! …
Washington State’s women farmers have a unique opportunity to attend a locally based statewide agriculture conference offering speakers,practical advice,and collaborative discussion on how to improve farm management skills in addition to networking opportunities with other women ‘farmtrepreneurs’. Read more Women in Agriculture Saturday February 23 …