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Final for local producers button1The Eat Local First Campaign is a year-round way to connect farmers and food businesses with local market support, and a label to help all eaters find and eat more local and seasonal food.

We're working with local restaurants, Final find local food buttonretailers, and food artisans who  commit to purchasing more local nutritious food from farmers and fishers, and serving it to you.

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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. 


Shift your dollars to local—make an impact in our economy

Right now, only about 2-4% of the food we eat here in Whatcom County eat is actually grown or raised Whatcom County. What can you do to help? Eat local first!

A long term shift to 10% of our food coming from local farm products grown, caught or made here would mean $50 million more circulating back into our local economy each year!  Ask yourself: “how much local is in my shopping bag or on my plate”? … and lets connect the dots with edible links to our place, our neighbors and the seasons.



See the list of rock star Eat Local First participating businesses and show your support when you buy local.

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at restaurants and retailers, farmers markets and farm stands!  

Stay connected, from farm to fork

Check out our EVENTS for up to date ways to get connected and FIND LOCAL FOODS for tips.

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Many thanks to our 2016 Eat Local First Sponsors!

     Bellingham Farmers Market     Haggen

 Industrial Credit Union


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