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Posted May 4th, 2017

Submitted by Mark Hicks & Wendy Lockard, Oak Harbor Country Store May 4, 2017 – On the eve of Monday, March 6 the historic Smith Barn in Coupeville burned to the ground in less than 20 minutes. Georgie Smith, a fourth-generation Whidbey Island farmer, lost almost every asset she had invested into Willowood Farm. The… Read More »

Posted May 4th, 2017

Stop in at any of our Country Stores on Saturday, May 13th for our Garden Party and enjoy special events and shop for Mother’s Day!  Our Country Store in Mount Vernon will feature special activities for the kids with coloring activities and a children’s planting station.  We’ll also have the Growing Veterans in to educate our… Read More »

Posted April 26th, 2017

Lavender has long been considered an essential addition to any herb garden. Known for its sweet and subtle fragrance, beautiful blooms, and calming effects on the body, it has been cherished for generations. Lavender is a group of 47 known species of flowering plants in the mint family. Native to the Old World, Lavender can… Read More »

Posted April 24th, 2017

Every April 22, Earth Day, 198 countries hold events around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First proposed in 1970 by a college student in San Francisco, California, Earth Day was designed to honor the Earth and promote the concept of peace. Today, over 200 million people participate in the celebration, making Earth… Read More »

Posted April 10th, 2017

  Onions (Allium cepa L.) also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is a vegetable and is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium. They are a cold-season crop, easy to grow and hardy. It is best to plant them as soon as the ground can be worked in the spring, usually late March or April when temperatures… Read More »

Posted April 10th, 2017

It’s as simple as it seems! Just about anything can be grown in a container as long as it has the right soil, proper location, good care, and of course your plants of choice. If container gardening is new to you and seems like the right choice for your garden this spring, follow these Country… Read More »

Posted April 5th, 2017

Bees are essential to sustain our lives, in fact, one-third of the plants that provide us with food including vegetables and fruits, are pollinated by a number of different types of bees. There are a number of bees and flowering plants that have co-evolved needing each other for effective pollination as well as the sweet… Read More »

Posted March 27th, 2017

  In recent years, concerns have been mounting over the environmental impacts of the decline in pollinators. This concern has given rise to a focused conservation of people who want to take an active role in protecting, enhancing, and fostering agricultural pollination through beekeeping. Mason Bees, also known as Orchard or Blue Orchard Bees, are… Read More »

Posted March 24th, 2017

“Fire took down an iconic Coupeville barn on March 7, turning the historic structure into a twisted heap of metal and charred Timber.  Within 20 minutes the entire structure collapsed.  The Smith barn was an integral part of Willowood Farm.  It has been in the family for more than a century and was one of… Read More »

Posted March 22nd, 2017

Bees are often one of the most underappreciated insects on our planet and yet they are some of the hardest working. Their laborious efforts play an important role in the production of many of the foods we consume from vegetables to fruits, and often impacting the food eaten by other animals. Not only must be… Read More »

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