How history lost and saved our Valley’s elk

Visit the Snoqualmie River Valley at dawn or dusk and there’s a good chance you’ll get to witness a herd of hungry elk grazing on grasses, shrubs, and flowering plants. Emerging from the camouflage of tree cover in the spring and summer months, these ruminants fill their hungry four-chambered stomachs with large amounts of food
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U-Pick Berry Farms

    Summertime means berry time! Visiting a u-pick farm is a fun, affordable way to enjoy fresh-picked strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.  It is also a great way to support local farms. We’ve compiled a list of Snoqualmie Valley farms that let you pick your own, plus some tips so you get the freshest berries
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Your Quick Guide to CSAs

More and more people are turning to locally grown food for the unbeatable flavor and freshness. The market for CSAs—which connect you directly with farms—has grown in leaps and bounds. But, with so many choices out there, how do you decide which to choose? We’ve compiled a quick guide to CSAs from the Snoqualmie Valley.
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How the Railroad Built Duvall

  Although they are mostly gone today, railroads completely changed the face of the Snoqulamie Valley during the early 1900s.  They quickly became the primary transportation network in the region, not only connecting the cities, but in a number of cases actually helping create them. So why were the railways built, and where did they
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The Day Carnation Became the Wild, Wild West

  Shootouts with bandits have become the myths of Western movies, but nearly a century ago it happened in real life in the Snoqualmie Valley’s City of Carnation, in a series of events that gripped the region for weeks. In early August 1924, a major robbery of the Snoqualmie Valley Bank (formerly Tolt State Bank)
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The Town that was Swept Away

  It was December 23rd, 1918 and a pregnant Emma Koester slept snugly in her row house in Edgewick, just outside North Bend. What Emma didn’t know was that something was about to happen that would change her life forever. Emma was one of the only people to record the events of that fateful night—the
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Handy Guide to U-Cut Tree Farms in the Valley

  Cutting your own Christmas tree is a festive family tradition and a great way to support local farmers. The Snoqualmie Valley has many Christmas tree farms, from Duvall to North Bend. Use our guide to find the one that’s best for you.   Tips: Saws are provided, don’t bring chainsaws Most farms do not
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The Thanksgiving Box

  Enjoy Snoqualmie Valley-grown deliciousness this holiday with a locally stocked Thanksgiving Box. For $125 you will receive the ingredients needed to make 7 side dishes and a pie to feed 6-8 people. In addition to the ingredients, you will also receive all the recipes and a timeline for pulling your dishes together. The box
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The Town that Slowly Sank

  The Snoqualmie Valley is no stranger to flooding. During the months of October to March, residents up and down the Valley hold their breath and watch the forecast hoping the waters will stay down. When floods do come, everyone jumps into action, moving farm equipment and animals to high ground and finding road reroutes
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Bounty Week | Oct. 13-19

  Celebrate the bounty of fall with delicious dishes made from Snoqualmie Valley grown ingredients at restaurants across the Valley October 13-19. Participating restaurants include The Black Dog, Blake’s Pizzeria, Blue Heron Bar and Grill, Carnation Cafe, The Cottage, Duvall Grill and Taproom, Duvall Tavern, Grange Cafe, Flavour Bistro, Heirloom Cookshop, Longevity Foods, North Bend Bar
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