Eat Local First
Eat Local First 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, retailers and food artisans who commit to purchasing more local, nutritious food from farmers and fishers, and serving it to you.
Check out our Eat Local First Film made for us by Hand Crank Films, feel free to share!
Eat Local For the Holidays
Eat Local for the Holidays, is a chance to celebrate the year’s harvest with family and friends, and also our local food culture that farms and farmers support.
Take the Eat Local for the Holidays Pledge here, learn how to add to your traditions and tips for making your holidays local
Don't forget to participate in our Eat Local for the Holidays Facebook Contest. Send in a picture of your holiday dishes made with local ingredients and a recipe by December 31, to be entered to win $25 Market Bucks to Bellingham Farmers Market.
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.
Stay connected, from farm to fork.
Look for at restaurants and retailers, farmers markets and farm stands!
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Many thanks to our Eat Local First Sponsors and partners!