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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 vibrant local food economy.

Watch our films about Eating Local First:
Field to Flame Video

Field To Flame Fundraiser Brunch: Seven local chefs prepare a farm to table brunch with fresh ingredients grown by local farmers.



From Farm To Fork

From Farm to Fork: How eating local and participating in Community Supported Agriculture benefits our community and farmers. 


Eat local first

Resources for eating locally


Events celebrating local foodWhatcom Farm Tour

  • Eat Local For the Holidays Take the pledge each year, and participate by getting your gifts locally
  • Demo Days a fun collaboration between The Bellingham Farmers Market & our Eat Local First Campaign. Cooking fresh seasonal produce right in the market and helping the public learn how to use local vegetables.
  • September Eat Local Month  A flavorful and festive
    celebration of local food & farms
  • Whatcom County Farm Tour   Free & self-guided farm tour, always the second Saturday in September


Creating strong business relationships

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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, farmer mentors, and fresh food deliveries to local food banks & shelters
  • Collaboration We work with the partners in the  farming & food community by hosting group efforts,  facilitating 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!

Valuable sponsorship opportunities available for 2015 program and Whatcom County Farm Tour sponsors! Contact Sara Southerland at 

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Peoples Bank

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