NW Washington raspberry harvest down 30% due to heat wave

The late June record-breaking heat wave in the Pacific Northwest resulted in a significantly smaller raspberry harvest in northwest Washington. The Bellingham Herald reports the 2021 harvest numbers show Whatcom County farmers brought in almost 44.5 million pounds, according to the Washington Red Raspberry Commission. That’s down 30.2% compared to the 2020 harvest and down 40% compared to the peak year in 2018. The second-lowest total this century was 45.9 million pounds in 2004. The extreme heat turned many berries to mush just as harvest typically begins.

Salmonella outbreak reported in onions within 37 states

Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, NIH via Wikimedia CommonsHAILEY,  Idaho.–If you have whole onions that came from ProSource Inc. in Idaho throw them out because they might have salmonella. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevent (CDC) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg infections linked to whole, fresh onions. As of Wednesday, the…

3 health benefits of apples

Whether you like the green, red, yellow or multicolor ones, apples have numerous health benefits and are a fantastic part of your diet.

Host a Frightfully Fun Horror Movie Bash With These Tips

Sponsored Content: Hosting a Halloween Movie Night is the ultimate way to hunker down with family and friends to experience some fright night thrills and chills. From serving up tasty treats and devilish décor to enjoying a classic list of scary flicks, your adults-only cinematic soiree is sure to deliver a ghoulishly grand time. Just follow these recommendations to ring in the spookiest night of the year – at your own risk.

North African spices amp up Italian pasta sauce

Many Americans think of only a handful of countries when they hear the word Mediterranean. But that sea is surrounded by a diverse set of peoples and cuisines that have been blending for millennia.

Celebrating Fall 2021 with Tri-Cities coffee shops

TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- Local coffee shops from the Tri-Cities helped the Good Morning Northwest team celebrate the start of Autumn 2021! It all started with Starbucks when they created the Pumpkin Spice Latte 18 years ago. From then on, companies…

Give beets a chance with these easy, tasty recipes

Even for vegetable lovers, beets can be a hard sell. Beets are one of those love-'em-or-hate-'em vegetables, with strong opinions on both sides. As beets come into their peak season from late summer through late fall, the debate rages on.

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice! Healthy Pumpkin Recipes to Try This Fall

Sponsored Content: It’s pumpkin time! And while pumpkin pie is probably top of mind, there are plenty of other healthy dishes you can make with pumpkin—breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert! Here are five creative and healthy recipes that make the most of this tasty fall produce.