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Right now

we live in a special place, and are committed to celebrating the bounty that is here! Yet, only 3% of the food we eat here in Whatcom County is actually grown or raised in Whatcom County.

Making a shift

 to 10% of our food coming from local farms and producers would mean $50 million more circulating back into our local economy each year! What can you do to help? Eat local first! Buy from local producers at local grocery stores and farmers markets, and support restaurants that buy local too.

The Food & Farming Program is

working to help everyone from local restaurants to residents commit to purchasing locally. To us, local means food that is grown, raised, or produced in Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan and Island Counties. Not only will you taste the fresh difference, you will feel good about supporting local families, our community, and our farmland. Here's to creating strong community with every bite!





Find local restaurants, grocers, markets & food artisans committed to buying local!

Buy from the businesses that support our local food economy. Look for the Eat Local First logo.




Find local Food!

All the resources you could want to eat local in Whatcom County and beyond.




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Stay up to date on all the best Food & Farming events!

Farms tours, CSA fairs, local chefs cooking at the market, and more!




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Participate as a business!

Help shift local food purchasing and invest in a community campaign that can help grow your business.









Watch our films about Eating Local First


 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!

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Many thanks to our 2016 Eat Local First Sponsors!

     Bellingham Farmers Market     Haggen

 Industrial Credit Union


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