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.
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Resources for eating locally
- Eat Local First Campaign Connecting farmers with more local market support and eaters with more local food. See the list of participating businesses!
- The Whatcom Food & Farm Finder + NEW Culinary Agritourism Map. Both publications include comprehensive maps & guides of local farms and food businesses for everyone near and far to enjoy.
Click to view online version of the Whatcom Food & Farm Finder.PDF
- Why Eat Local? A few reasons on why eating local is important.
- Find Local Foods A resource list to get more local foods on your plate.
Events celebrating local food
- September Eat Local Month A flavorful and festive celebration of local food.
- Whatcom County Farm Tour Free and family friendly self-guided farm tour, always set the second Saturday in September.
- Eat Local For the Holidays Take the pledge each year, and participate by purchasing your holiday needs locally.
Creating strong business relationships
We link local farms, fisheries, artisans and harvesters with local chefs, grocery stores, restaurants and retailers.
---> 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.
- Farm to Table Trade Meeting and Farm Tours We co-host the annual NW Washington Farm to Table Trade Meeting as well as Chef/buyer farm tours, farm walks and workshops throughout the year.
- Workplace CSAs We provide businesses with resources to set up weekly CSA deliveries to their workplace throughout the year
- Resource library, and the Whatcom Farmers' list-serv all offer opportunities to share information and learn from others.
Growing a sustainable, thriving food system
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org