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Elsie Brittain was relatively unimpressed by the taste of carrot strain Y6364, grown from breeder seed by the University of Wisconsin. more
Among the strains of carrots served at Finnriver Farm’s taste test was the visually striking “Purple Haze,” grown from conventional seeds supplied by Johnny’s Selected Seeds. Phil Simon, a … more
“What the organic movement is about is food that’s grown in ways that are ethical and environmentally safe, and that will make you healthy,” Michaela Colley, program director of the Organic … more
Farmer Aaron Varadi (left) looks on as Michaela Colley, program director of the Organic Seed Alliance, explains how breeders of magenta chard weed out the undesirable elements of its gene pool, such … more
A Battle of Normandy veteran. A man who, at 93 years old, took a cross-country road trip in a van. A woman who served in the military before women were permitted to be on the battlefield. Those … more
State and county health officials acknowledged that western Washington’s air quality has taken a hit over the past week, as smoke from Canadian wildfires drifted south. North winds moved smoke … more
The moon glows pink from ash spewed into the atmosphere by wild fires on Vancouver Island and other parts of British Columbia. Temperatures rose into the 90s last week and are expected to be in the … more
Blue Heron Middle School is offering a free meal program for children ages 18 and younger this summer. Breakfast and lunch made by the Port Townsend Schools chef is available from July 10 through … more
The Port Townsend Food Bank is looking for donations of nonfood items, even if that donation is the last inch of shampoo in a bottle. “Someone can go to the boatyard and wash their hair once,” … more
Food bank volunteer Carol Chandler helps customers spin a wheel to get a nonfood item. Photo by Chris Tucker more
A new 4,370-square-foot health care clinic for Port Ludlow, a joint venture between Jefferson Healthcare and Port Ludlow Associates (PLA), is progressing slower than anticipated. Jefferson … more
Jefferson Healthcare hosts a free orthopedic health seminar on degenerative joint pain from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, June 22 in the Dirksen Conference Room, Jefferson Healthcare Medical Center, 834 … more
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