Warmth, rain were perfect mix for crops this summer

Jaye Silverman, left, hands kale to Casey Whitmer, right, as Adam Kendrick looks on Thursday during picking day at Willowood Farm on Ebey’s Prairie in Coupeville. Kendrick, the farm’s manager, said workers needed to increase irrigation to keep up with this summer’s warm weather. Weather allowed for the farm to do additional plantings. Willowood produces lettuce, greens, beets, carrots, squash, onions and other crops to deliver to restaurants and markets.  The farm, owned by Georgie Smith, is exploring adding a farmstand, Kendrick said. - Photo by Ron Newberry/ Whidbey News-Times
  • Sep 27, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Sep 30, 2014 at 9:08AM

When temperatures dropped this week, welcoming a new season like clockwork, Julieanna Purdue felt a small sense of relief.


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Spirited events planned for Oak Harbor Homecoming Week

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 3:00AM

With Oak Harbor High School’s Homecoming Week coming fast, plans for the week-long celebration are coming together.


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