July 2014

Tarawyn Waters of Urban Eden Farms in Vinegar Flats sells veggies at the Spokane Farmers' Market. Photo: Shallan Knowles

Make Visits to the Farmers’ Market Your Regular Food Ritual

Once you’ve tasted an organic carrot, grown with a combination of Inland Northwest soil, sun, and rain, you can never go back to eating store-bought organic carrots. Never. That’s what farmers’ market vegetables will do for you – forever transform your perspective about fresh food. My family’s affection for farmers’ markets started as newlyweds when …

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Brad Naccarato showing off his SUP style on Lake Coeur d'Alene. Photo: Shallan Knowles

Going to the Lake: Lake Coeur d’Alene–The Summer of SUP

With beaches and public access that wrap the city’s shoreline; a vibrant, laidback tourism scene; and an active water sports community, Coeur d’ Alene may be the perfect stand up paddleboarding town. Stand up paddleboarding (or SUP) has exploded in popularity at lakes and rivers around the region and is now the most popular outdoor …

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WTA volunteer trail crew hard at work improving our hiking trails. Photo: Holly Weiler

Washington Trails Association: From Hiking Journal to Trail Heroes

If you hike or ride a bike or horse on the many miles of trails in the Inland Northwest, then you are the perfect candidate for a Washington Trails Association volunteer trail project. Trail building and maintenance is fun and rewarding, and most volunteers leave with a new appreciation for the effort that goes into …

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