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Podcast by Save Family Farming

    Pandemic forces Whatcom flower farmer to pivot business focus

    Pandemic forces Whatcom flower farmer to pivot business focus

    Triple Wren Farms in Ferndale, WA, had big plans for 2020, but COVID-19 forced the flower farm to adjust. Steve Pabody owns and operates the farm with his wife and kids, and talked with Dillon on the new podcast Real Food Real People about the challenges they've faced.

    • 19 min
    Whatcom Farm Tour goes virtual

    Whatcom Farm Tour goes virtual

    The long-running local tradition of the Whatcom Farm Tour, organized by Sustainable Connections as part of their annual Local Food Month events, continues on in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Maressa Valliant, Sustainable Connections' Marketing Coordinator, tells Dillon how they were able to modify the event to happen entirely online, and how the virtual presentation actually meant some positive changes for the event.

    • 18 min
    New podcast about WA farmers highlights large farmer with European roots

    New podcast about WA farmers highlights large farmer with European roots

    Case VanderMeulen came to the US from Europe in the '80s, and has grown his Eastern Washington dairy from a one-man show to one of the biggest milking operations in the state. Dillon shares a preview of his conversation with Case on his new podcast, Real Food Real People, where Case helps demystify how large dairies really work.

    • 36 min
    Whatcom farming advocate says fish, local farms face common threat

    Whatcom farming advocate says fish, local farms face common threat

    Fish need farms to stand in the gap between them and the urban pollution that is decimating their populations, says Fred Likkel, Whatcom Family Farmers' Executive Director. But, he tells Dillon, local farms are also threatened by encroaching urbanization, and looming legal action by powerful state agencies is threatening to rapidly increase that troubling trend, putting both fish and farms in Whatcom County at extreme risk.

    • 20 min
    Weather woes plague Whatcom raspberry harvest

    Weather woes plague Whatcom raspberry harvest

    Cool, rainy days in June and early July have caused major struggles for red raspberry growers working to harvest their crop. Randy Kraght with Barbie’s Berries talks with Dillon about what’s been happening in the fields.

    • 16 min
    Forecaster hopeful for weather turnaround in time for bulk of raspberry harvest

    Forecaster hopeful for weather turnaround in time for bulk of raspberry harvest

    Lots of rainy days have put a damper on the start of the red raspberry harvest in Western Washington, but farming-focused weather blogger Rufus La Lone tells Dillon there are better days ahead for the fruit crop. Find his weather blog, The WxCafe®, at https://ovs.com.

    • 19 min

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