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Eat Local! Cabbage

December 31, 2016

Cabbage has been grown and eaten as a part of many different cultures for centuries. It’s believed that cabbage was first cultivated and introduced to Europe by migrating Celtic tribes prior to 1,000 B.C. Cabbage was a popular vegetable in northern Europe throughout the Middle Ages and has been used…

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Hello world!

December 6, 2016

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

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Juliana Anderson

November 29, 2016

Juliana Anderson began volunteering for the INWFN several months ago. She initially offered to join the planning team for a dinner/auction we were going to host (and may still yet!), but quickly was recruited to help with various writing assignments that were needed. Currently, she conducts the interviews and does…

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Adam Hegsted – Restauranteur

November 28, 2016

Adam is a very successful chef and owner of several area restaurants including Yards Bruncheon, Le Catering Company, Eat Good Café, Wandering Table and the Gilded Unicorn, and The Cellar. Raised in Spokane, he moved to Seattle where he received degrees from the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy and the Art Institute…

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Volunteer Spotlight – Sue Sawtelle

November 1, 2016

Sue Sawtelle is one of those quiet, behind-the-scenes volunteers that helps make organizations like the Inland NW Food Network function like a well-lubed machine. Sue first made our acquaintance two summers ago when she came across our booth at the Hayden Farmers Market. She had, as she describes it, “found…

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Eat Local! Bone Broth

November 1, 2016

Bone broth has become a popular nutrition trend over the past few years, but has been used by civilizations for centuries for health, nourishment, and simply as a way to put leftover kitchen scraps to use. Bone broth is touted for its ability to aid in improving allergies, autoimmune conditions,…

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Shery Meekings – Creations for Sandpoint

October 31, 2016

Shery Meekings is the founder of Creations for Sandpoint.  She is a food solutionary who saw a need and created a a healthy foods program that travels to elementary schools and the food bank to show children and adults healthy choices in food preparation. What led you to form Creations…

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Volunteer Spotlight- Danika Pariseau

October 2, 2016

Danika Pariseau’s interest in farms took root in her childhood where her grandparents owned and operated a large conventional fruit orchard in central Washington next to the confluence of three rivers. She attended college and studied history with a minor in dance.  As part of her training, she participated in…

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Ryan Herring – Master Composter

October 2, 2016

Ryan is a Master Composter/Recycler, a Master Gardner, and is also actively involved in the Permaculture community of the Inland Northwest.  He lives with his wife, Kelly, and their four young children in Spokane Valley. Ryan went to Spokane Community College to pursue a degree in Drafting and Design.  He graduated…

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Eat Local! Venison

October 1, 2016

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]With the change of the seasons and vibrant fall colors taking place along the North Idaho landscape comes one of autumn’s more popular outdoor sports – hunting. Venison traditionally refers to deer, but could include the meat of other antlered animals such as elk and moose. Locals hunt for various…

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Eat Local! Plums

September 1, 2016

September is the peak of plum season in North Idaho, so stock up on these nutrition gems while you can! Although plums may be picked from August through the end of September, they tend to taste best during the month of September. The rich, purplish red hue of plums delivers…

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Jessica Mannon – True to Seed Seed Library

September 1, 2016

Jessica Mannon manages the “True to Seed – Seed Sharing Library” housed at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library. She is a volunteer extraordinaire who recognized a need and opportunity to grow an existing program into a treasured community resource. What inspired you to start the seed sharing program? Several happenings inspired…

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Emily Black

August 8, 2016

Some of you may have noticed that we recently passed 1000 “Likes” on Facebook.  That, and increased traffic on our Instagram account, can be in part attributed to the efforts of INWFN volunteer Emily Black. apps might android apps Emily came to the INWFN out of a desire to find…

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Eat Local! Honey

July 29, 2016

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Ah, the drizzle of honey with toast and tea straight from that golden bear bottle you keep in your cupboard – such a classic sweetener. But what are the benefits of honey, really? Honey is an ancient sweetener that was used by Romans, Egyptians, and Greeks for thousands of…

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Joel Williamson, Co-founder/LINC Foods

July 2, 2016

The inspiration for Joel’s work came from his family roots. In 1917 his great grandfather started Jacobson Greenhouses on the prairie outside of Spokane. Joel was raised on the property, and has memories of accompanying his father – who was also a farmer – on field trips to other farms…

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Eat Local! Blueberries

June 30, 2016

Blueberries – bursting with color, flavor, and nutrition, this perennial flowering bush has a lot to offer during the summer months! Although blueberries may be harvested from April through August (depending on location), their peak time in North Idaho is June and July. Blueberries come from the Vaccinium genus of…

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Gail Cassidy – Kootenai Farmers Market

May 30, 2016

Market Manager Gail Cassidy’s connection to the Kootenai County Farmer’s Market began about 13 years ago when her neighbor Paul Smith (of Killarney Farm) asked her to get involved. Since that time, Gail has been working with community farmers, crafters, and other artisans in the local farmer’s market. She is retiring this year…

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Dan Ohmann

May 1, 2016

Dan Ohmann’s journey to local food systems work began a few years back when his wife started canning and preserving their food. At the time, neither of them had much awareness of organics or the prevalence of harmful chemicals/preservatives in our food. It was out of a desire to grow…

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Upcoming Events

Jan
3
Fri
7:00 pm Bingo & Brews Benefit @ Slate Creek Brewery
Bingo & Brews Benefit @ Slate Creek Brewery
Jan 3 @ 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
Jan 3 @ 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.…
Feb
7
Fri
7:00 pm Bingo & Brews Benefit @ Slate Creek Brewery
Bingo & Brews Benefit @ Slate Creek Brewery
Feb 7 @ 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
Feb 7 @ 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.…
Mar
6
Fri
7:00 pm Bingo & Brews Benefit @ Slate Creek Brewery
Bingo & Brews Benefit @ Slate Creek Brewery
Mar 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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