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Food & Farming Program

The Food & Farming program supports new farmers, connects eaters and food buyers to local farms and fishers and is a resource for building a sustainable local food economy.

Watch our new film about Eating Local First, HERE, made for us by

Hand Crank Films.

Resources for eating locally

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Events celebrating local food


Creating strong business relationships

We link local farms, fisheries, artisans and harvesters with local chefs, grocery stores, restaurants and retailers.
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---> If  you're a FARMER, FISHER, or PRODUCE delicious local food products, click here to see how you can get involved with Eat Local First.

---> If you're a local CHEF, RESTAURANTEUR, GROCERY STORE, MARKET, FOOD HUB or SELL local produce and goods, click here for resources and to get involved.



Growing a sustainable,  thriving food system 

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  • Food to Bank On  A beginning farmer business training project, connecting new farms with  markets and mentorship.
  • Collaboration We work with the partners in the  farming & food community by hosting group efforts to facilitate meetings, events and projects.
  • Read about local farms, local food business, and related food system issues or trends in the media to keep everyone in the local food loop!


Good Food IS Good Business!


Many thanks to our 2014 Program Sponsors and Funders who help ensure the Food & Farming Program continues!

Limited space available for 2014 program and Whatcom County Farm Tour sponsors! Contact Derek Long at (360) 647-7093 x101 or 

Co-op   Bellingham Farmers Market Haggen ICU logo new Mt. Baker Care Center   Peoples Bank

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