2015 Bow Little Market Season off to a great start (but with your help we can make it even better)
Bow Little Market got off to a great start on Thursday, June 11. The Market will offer even more produce this week -- and through the summer. We will have local organically raised chicken from Akyla Farm, at least 2 berry farmers through the summer, local eggs, and several local farmers selling the pick of the season veggies. We're very excited to offer more fruits and vegetables than ever; and to welcome back Old Wooden Spoon's to-die-for gluten-free baked goods (and berry pies), and Mi Casa, with a whole new menu including crab cakes, crepes, and fish tacos.
Why not do your shopping at the Market through the summer? Support the Market so it can continue through the years as a community resource.
Mark your calendar for our two Yard Sale markets (July 2 and Aug. 6 -- participants pay $10), and Fiber Day, Aug. 20.
Bow Little Market Season Opens - More produce, fruit, eggs and meat than ever! Also a great place to grab lunch or dinner.
Help get the word out: Double Up Bucks, free money that makes our farmers markets even more affordable for low income families
Please help us reach people in need!
Bow Little Market (and Sedro Woolley and Anacortes and Mount Vernon Farmer's Markets) take EBT, WIC/Senior, and offer an EBT double bucks program. We will all also be distributing market dollars to food bank customers in the near future. Double Bucks matches EBT dollars up to $20 per market visit to spend on fruits and vegetables. The Food Bank Dollars will be given in $10 blocks and can be spent on fruits and vegetables at any of the 4 farmer's markets above.
Low income families often don't realize that produce at farmer's markets can be very reasonably priced. Along with the benefit of buying beautiful just-picked fruits and veg, we offer help in the form of double bucks.
Everyone who needs the help should get this message. Please help us get the word out so we can do the most good with these wonderful programs. It is tragic for this money to go to waste when people in our community don't have access to the best food.
Please tell your family, friends and neighbors. Help them get to the market to take advantage of this opportunity. No one in our community should be hungry!
The State of Alger Volunteer Fire Department, Fire District 14...To levy or not to levy, that is the question.
Alger Volunteer Fire Department, Fire District 14, ranks fourth busiest in the county and covers 25 square miles of rural area which houses a population of 4,000 (10,000 seasonally). Due to the fact that most volunteers work outside the area, there is a lack of volunteers available during day. Even if there were more available volunteers, the Fire District 14 lacks the funds to properly train. This is a common problem for most fire departments across the nation.
The Alger Volunteer Fire Department is tax dependent. Currently, property owners are taxed $.58 per thousand dollars of total property value. Fire District 14 is considering proposing a levy to raise funds. However, it costs money to put a proposed levy on the ballot, money they don't have to spare.
Our community must clearly communicate with the Alger Volunteer Fire Department whether or not they would vote in support of a levy. Stay tuned for further community meetings regarding this important issue. As of right now, folks living within the area in need of first aid would have particular trouble receiving help during the day.
Below is a powerpoint that Chief David Skrinde put together for the last community meeting. Unfortunately, only a few community members attended.
Here is a link to the Transition US Newsletter: http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=16a9bff55e0e10287af37f7e0&id=3494f4bf4e&e=3930b28737
Here is a more information out of the Newsletter regarding Greywater Education Webinar Series
Greywater Education Webinar Series
Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 2:00pm - Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 4:00pm
Register here for this event. Hosted by Greywater Action, co-sponsored by Transition US and the Northern California Community Resilience Network.
Part 1: Greywater 101 or Drought-Proof Your Landscape With Greywater. Wednesday, June 17th from 2-4pm.
Part 2: How to Design and Install a Laundry-to-Landscape Systems. Wednesday, June 24th from 2-4pm.
Part 3: How to Make Your Community Greywater Ready: Work with local agencies and irrigation stores. Wednesday, July 1st from 2-4pm.
Cost: $30- $50 sliding scale (1 registration per organization, multiple staff members can attend)
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Chuckanut Transition Community
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