FOR LOCAL PRODUCERS - farmers, food producers
Sign up for the Whatcom Farmers Listserv here
Benefits of membership
Member benefits specific to agricultural or value-added food producers, offered by our Food & Farming Program, are in bold below.
NETWORK & CONNECT
Farm-To-Table Trade Meetings: Connect with food buyers of all kinds at this annual regional meeting
Chef Farm Tours to your farm
- “Whatcom Farmers” listserv and
- Be featured in Food & Farming program E-newsletters, 2,000+ subscribers
Member-to-Member email announcement every other week, and an opportunity to place your own announcements
Member-to-Member discounts between businesses
Annual All Members Meeting (each Jan)
MARKETING & PROMOTION
- Reduced price Whatcom Food and Farm Finder listing* (35,000 copies)
Free participation in the Eat Local First Campaign and additional promo
Free listing in our online Member Directory
Free coupon in the “Where the Locals Go” coupon book
Free participation in the Think Local First campaign including materials and advertisements
“Sustainable Connections Business Member” window decal
Use of Sustainable Connections, Think Local, and Eat Local First logos
EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS & OPPORTUNITIES
Food To Bank On offers beginning farmers connection to experienced mentor farms & business planning support while paying them to grow food to local food banks & shelters
Workshops relevant to agricultural businesses,* and discounts at SC events.
Tips on sustainable business practices, and other key ways to make your business stand out in our community.
Click here for a list of available print and multi-media resources for farmers available in the Sustainable Connections office. Resources include instructional DVD's, TILTH conference recordings, directories, periodicals and much much more!
*There is a fee for these publications and events, steeply discounted for members, also available to non-members at market rate. See membership form for details.
CLICK HERE for more information about Sustainable Connections members, or to become a member.
WSU Cooperative Extension: www.whatcom.wsu.edu, 360.676-6736
WSDA Organic Food Program: agr.wa.gov/FoodAnimal/Organic, firstname.lastname@example.org, (360) 902-1805
Focus on Farming Conference: www1.co.snohomish.wa.us/County_Services/Focus_on_Farming
Whatcom Conservation District: www.whatcomcd.org, 360.354.2035 x3
Whatcom 4-H Youth Development: http://whatcom.wsu.edu/4-H/4-h_youth.htm, 360-676-6736
Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association: www.n-sea.org, 360.715.0283
Northwest Washington Fair: www.nwwafair.com, 360.354.4111
Food Hub - A West Coast online software that gathers professional food buyers, wholesale producers, distributors and industry suppliers in one dynamic community.
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