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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!


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.

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!  

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


Find Eat Local First on Facebook or Twitter @ Eat Local First NW
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Many thanks to our Eat Local First Sponsors and partners!

     Bellingham Farmers Market     Co-op


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