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The Wild & Woolly History of Sheep in the San Juan Islands

The history of wool in the San Juans is a warp and weft of ingenuity and tall tales. Raised for breeding, meat, and wool, sheep have always been a major part of agriculture in San Juan County.

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A Bushel and a Peck: Growing Island Vegetables

Market gardens and farms have sustained islanders from the earliest people to Gold-Rush hopefuls, soldiers, settlers and sailors. Local restaurant menus tell just the current chapter of a long and varied story of the humble vegetable in the San Juan islands.

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Island Entrepreneurs

The San Juan Islands are full of visionaries, artists and passionate entrepreneurs who have made their lives in the islands. They inspire and pave the way for new islanders, visitors and dreamers to follow their passions to the islands.

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The Art of Painting Lavender

Artist Teresa Smith writes about painting lavender at the San Juan Island Lavender Festival at Pelindaba Lavender Farm.

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The San Juan Islands: A Traveling Epicure's Delight

Local food classes are a delicious way to immerse yourself in the local culture, and eat well while you travel. Wellness consultant Regina Zwilling writes about learning how to preserve the vibrant but fleeting abundance.

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5 Reasons to Visit the San Juans Year-Round

From Savor the San Juans farm tours in the fall, to small-town holiday traditions and romantic getaways in the winter, this post lets you in on all the special events, happening all year 'round in the San Juan Islands.

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Fruits, Flowers & Flavor

Heritage fruit preserves, luxurious lotions, and sweet local honey are just a few stops wine writer Shannon Borg's exploration of the fruit- and flower-inspired artisan products of the San Juan Islands.

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Springtime in the San Juans

Guest blogger Lisette Wolter-McKinley explores family-friendly springtime activities on San Juan Island.

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A Mini-Vacation in a Neighboring Nation

Hop aboard a ferry between Sydney, B.C. and Friday Harbor for a friendly visit to our north-of-the-border neighbors.

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