Agriculture

Growing the American Dream: The Family Marijuana Business

Today’s political climate means uncertainty for certain immigrants. But for many, America is still the country where dreams can be fulfilled and some local immigrant families are finding the pathway to achieve the dream is lined with rows of cannabis

Sandip Saini tends the budding marijuana plants in his family’s greenhouse, located behind a convenience store in Bellingham. The cannabis is sold under their Khush Kush label. The family hopes this farm is their ticket to prosperity

Ambreen Ali

Chew on This: Where Do You Stand on Aplets & Cotlets?

National Public Radio broadcast a story last week about a Northwest institution that many people here take for granted. We’re…

Knute Berger

Has the FDA’s Crackdown on Local Farms Gone Too Far?

Rebekah Denn looks at the debate over what “safe” means when it comes to artisan products.

Contamination-related shutdowns at two beloved local cheese makers sparked outrage last year—but maybe not for the reasons you’d think. The…

Rebekah Denn