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Meet Your Farmer – Don Scheuerman

March 1, 2018

Palouse Colony Farm, owned and operated by Palouse Heritage, was established along the Palouse River in the 1880s by German immigrant farmers from Russia who applied sustainable farming practices that included four-field crop rotations to promote fertility, use of natural soil amendments, and restoration of landrace grains and other heirloom…

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Sprout into Spring!

March 1, 2018

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so we are taking this opportunity to highlight how supporting our local food system can support your health and even aid in the prevention of cancer! Did you know that cancer is the leading cause of death in Idaho and Washington, and colon…

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Eat Local! Kale

February 28, 2018

Packed with fiber, B vitamins, and phytochemicals that help fight heart disease and cancer, leafy greens are a nutrition power house, and kale is no exception. Although only recently popular in the United States, kale has been cultivated for centuries. The nutrition benefits of kale traces its roots back to…

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Musings from a Farmer

January 31, 2018

By Diane Green I admit that I am a “foodie”. I am a person that enjoys the full flavor of fresh food and I like to know where my food comes from. It is clear to me that all tomatoes are not created equal. Winter cucumbers sort of taste like…

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Eating Your Way to Cancer Prevention

January 31, 2018

By Erin Whitehead Last year, the INWFN and the Panhandle Health District formed a partnership to around cancer prevention and diet. We began by sharing cancer prevention information – specifically the benefits obtained through eating fruits and vegetables – with parents and children who participated in the Power of Produce Club. One of our goals…

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Eat Local! Turnips

January 31, 2018

Turnips have a long history as a “bottom of the barrel” food, reserved for the less fortunate or used as livestock feed during times of hardship. From getting tossed at criminals by Roman soldiers, to serving as the primary ration for soldiers and civilians alike in World Wars I and…

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One Dinner

January 4, 2018

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Meet Your Farmer – Tess Hahn

December 27, 2017

A visit to Bah Bah Blacktail Farm in early December provided an excellent opportunity to talk with Tess Hahn about her sheep farm business. Winter is a quiet time of rest for the sheep; they spend their days outside in the pastures, their heavy, wooly coats provide a thick insulation…

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Eat Local! Ancient Grains

November 30, 2017

Humans have been consuming grains since the birth of civilization. Today, corn, rice, and wheat are the mostly widely produced grains in the world, but heirloom or heritage grains are making a comeback due to their better nutrient profiles and unique flavors. By definition, a grain is a member of…

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Meet Your Farmer – Ace of Spades Farm

November 1, 2017

I met farmers Alex Ekins and Amy Dolomont on a lovely, late summer day at Ace of Spades Farm. Located just a few miles short miles west of Spokane, the 40-acre parcel of land is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Three years ago, following a…

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Eat Local! Apples

October 31, 2017

Although an apple is quite a common fruit, it offers more than just a juicy, crunchy snack fix. Apples are bursting with nutrients and a variety of diverse flavors from sweet to sour, and the autumn months serve as the perfect time to pick some apples and add them to…

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Julia Longfield

October 1, 2017

One of the key positions that the INWFN Board of Directors agreed needed to be filled prior to our filing to become a 501c.3 nonprofit was that of bookkeeper. As fate would have it, shortly after identifying the need Julia Longfield was introduced to us by another supporter. Currently serving…

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Meet Your Farmer – John Sheppard

October 1, 2017

I met John Sheppard at the Kootenai County Farmer’s Market in Hayden on an unseasonably damp and chilly Saturday morning in September. John and his daughter Alexa were chatting with a steady stream of customers who stopped by their booth. Business was brisk, but John had graciously agreed to meet…

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Eat Local! Mushrooms

September 30, 2017

From shiitake to portabella, mushrooms have long played a part in food cultures around the world. Mushrooms are classified as fungi since they are grown from microscopic spores rather than a seed. Chinese, Greek, and South American cultures believed that mushrooms possessed magical and healing powers. In Egypt, mushrooms were…

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Meet Your Farmer – Quillisascut Farm

August 31, 2017

Rick and Lora Lea Misterly, owners of Quillisascut Farm, operate a diverse business that includes marketing and selling their unique raw milk farmstead goat cheese, and operating an educational center that offers a variety of workshops on farming, sustainable agriculture, and farm to table cooking. Please tell me about Quillisascut…

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Eat Local! Fish

August 30, 2017

As summer fades into fall, September in North Idaho boasts some fabulous outdoor activities to enjoy in the crisp autumn days, including fishing. North Idaho’s rivers and lakes offer an abundance of native fish, such as the cutthroat trout (Idaho’s state fish), rainbow trout, steelhead (the ocean-migrating form of rainbow…

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Gregerson Family Farm

August 1, 2017

Meet Erica and Randy Gregerson, owners of Gregerson Family Farm. Erica and Randy are in the middle of their second season of farming a one acre, carefully planned vegetable farm.  When they purchased the property three years ago, Erica and Randy had planned to buy some horses to occupy the…

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Tomatoes

July 30, 2017

Nothing quite beats the sweet and juicy flavor of a fresh tomato off the vine, and tomatoes in North Idaho are often ready for harvest from the end of July through early September, with their peak season in August. Although tomatoes are now widely consumed and valued for their nutritional…

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Upcoming Events

Oct
4
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7:00 pm Bingo & Brews Benefit @ Slate Creek Brewery
Bingo & Brews Benefit @ Slate Creek Brewery
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Meet us at Slate Creek on the first Friday of each month for fun, community and a good cause. Bingo and Brews night will benefit the INWFN. A $1.00 CASH DONATION is SUGGESTED per card.…
7:00 pm Bingo & Brews Benefit @ Slate Creek Brewery
Bingo & Brews Benefit @ Slate Creek Brewery
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Meet us at Slate Creek on the first Friday of each month for fun, community and a good cause. Bingo and Brews night will benefit the INWFN. A $1.00 CASH DONATION is SUGGESTED per card.…
Nov
1
Fri
7:00 pm Bingo & Brews Benefit @ Slate Creek Brewery
Bingo & Brews Benefit @ Slate Creek Brewery
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Meet us at Slate Creek on the first Friday of each month for fun, community and a good cause. Bingo and Brews night will benefit the INWFN. A $1.00 CASH DONATION is SUGGESTED per card.…
7:00 pm Bingo & Brews Benefit @ Slate Creek Brewery
Bingo & Brews Benefit @ Slate Creek Brewery
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Meet us at Slate Creek on the first Friday of each month for fun, community and a good cause. Bingo and Brews night will benefit the INWFN. A $1.00 CASH DONATION is SUGGESTED per card.…
Dec
6
Fri
7:00 pm Bingo & Brews Benefit @ Slate Creek Brewery
Bingo & Brews Benefit @ Slate Creek Brewery
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Meet us at Slate Creek on the first Friday of each month for fun, community and a good cause. Bingo and Brews night will benefit the INWFN. A $1.00 CASH DONATION is SUGGESTED per card.…

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