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WSU researcher raises awareness about food insecurity during pandemic

Cedric Habiyaremye, WSU research associate, and his mother in their quinoa research field in Rwanda.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

As someone who grew up facing starvation and hunger in Rwanda, one WSU research associate is now using his education to advocate for worldwide food security. Cedric Habiyaremye said he has worked to raise awareness on how COVID-19 is affecting food security and the consequences of this, which include...

Greek restaurant to open in Pullman

Yia Yia Nikki's is projected to open in August. For the meantime, food will be sold through a food truck.

ZACH GOFF, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

A restaurant that specializes in Greek and Mediterranean cuisine may open its doors in August. Yia Yia Nikki’s will be located at 1300 S. Grand Ave. The restaurant will also have a drive-thru, owner Monir Desouky said. This will be the third location of the franchise as the original restaurant...

New food truck to hit Pullman streets

Among Other Things hopes to serve classic American dishes around Greek row and different apartment complexes in Pullman.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

Acacia Kapusta and Jesse Pollard are turning their passion for cuisine into a full-time job by opening a food truck inspired by American dishes in Pullman. Among Other Things will give them the opportunity to manage their own business and travel when needed, Kapusta said. The duo started planning...

Weekly produce sale to last through summer, into fall

Shoppers can wait in line one at a time as staff collect the requested vegetables.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

Locals bought up almost all of the fresh produce sold at the Eggert Family Organic Farm on June 5, which is its first sale of the year.  The farm was busy with an average of two to three customers waiting to be helped during the sale, said farm manager Brad Jaeckel. Most of the produce sold out aft...

A Cougar Gold Cheese origin story

Cougar Gold Cheese is made by student workers at the WSU Creamery. Cheese of all flavors comes in tins.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

If you ever wondered why Cougar Gold Cheese comes in a tin can, you first need to take a trip back to 1940. Norman Shirley Golding, then-food science professor at WSU, researched and received a grant to work on Cougar Gold in the 1940s. WSU Creamery Manager John Haugen said the name Cougar Gold come...

Pullman Good Food Co-op offers virtual market

Palouse residents can access the Pullman Good Food Co-op's virtual farmers market to receive fresh ingredients from local vendors.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 8, 2020

Since the COVID-19 outbreak emerged, many things have come to a close. Among the local groups that had to put a halt to their operations, the Pullman Good Food Co-op decided to start a virtual community market about three weeks ago.  “The idea is to help strengthen our local economy and help our...

National Lentil Festival canceled this year

Volunteers serve lentil chili for attendees the 2018 National Lentil Festival.

ZACH GOFF, Evergreen reporter

June 3, 2020

The annual 2020 National Lentil Festival was canceled due to health concerns related to COVID-19. Britnee Christen, festival director of the National Lentil Festival, said she wants everyone in the community to stay safe.  The Lentil Festival began in 1989. In 2021, the festival committee plans to hold th...

Local farmers markets still open despite COVID-19 restrictions

Omache Farm co-owner Margaret Parsley, right, takes payment for Pullman resident Scott McBeth's plants on May 20 at the Pullman Farmers Market. McBeth purchased Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye tomatoes.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 31, 2020

Both the Moscow and Pullman farmers markets adapted their practices to comply with COVID-19 regulations. Despite the changes, many customers and vendors have responded positively, said Amanda Argona, Moscow community events manager. Moscow Farmers Market Local growers are selling products direc...

Neill’s Coffee and Ice Cream to replace Daily Grind on Main Street

Neill's Sweet Shop used to sell flowers and ice cream. The original store on Main Street opened 100 years ago.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 13, 2020

The owners of Neill’s Flowers and Gifts will open Neill’s Coffee and Ice Cream, a new store modeled after old-fashioned soda counters, this summer at the location formerly occupied by Daily Grind on Main Street.  Chris Chandler, special projects manager at Neill’s Flowers and Gifts, said they hop...

Quarantine cooking guide

Quarantine cooking guide

HAYDYN WALLENDER, Evergreen reporter

April 9, 2020

                With grocery stores being one of the only places open during the week, they are consistently busy. If you’re not inclined to leave your house, however, there are alternative options: use what you have in yo...

Residents step up to help at-risk community members

Eric Fejeran, United Way of Whitman County director, Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse expressed a need for toilet paper and computer webcams so their employees could work from home.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 2, 2020

As developments with COVID-19 continue across the country, community organizations in Whitman County are stepping up to provide services for those in at-risk populations. Eric Fejeran, United Way of Whitman County director, said the United Way of Whitman County launched a COVID-19 Community Relie...

Quick recipes for quarantine living

Bean tacos with fresh cheese are the easiest to make out of these recipes. Bonus: they're vegetarian.

MINDY MALONE, Evergreen columnist

March 25, 2020

A few days ago Twitter king Jaboukie Young-White started a thread asking for his followers' favorite struggle/comfort meals. (If the hyperlink to the thread doesn't work, wait a couple days. He's probably just suspended for impersonating CNN again.) He received a lot of replies with recipes that are q...

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