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Upcoming Sustainable Connections Events

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Lopez family in front of their greenhouse at Mariposa Farm.
Eat Local Month -
September 01 - September 30, All Day
Join us for this richly diverse celebration of our local food community. Delight in sea-to-plate, grain-to-glass, and farm-to-plate goodness!
Farm Fund Celebration - at Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro, Bellingham WA
September 01, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Enjoy rollicking live music with the Penny Stickers, a dance performance by Estrellitas de Bellingham, a tractor photo booth, farmer recognition and awards, delicious local food and brews at Boundary Bay, and more—all to benefit the Community Food Co-op’s Farm Fund and kick off Eat Local Month!
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Business Over Breakfast September - at Sustainable Connections, Bellingham WA
September 04, 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Come for the networking, leave with experience!First Wednesdays of the month, September through November, hear from local business owners and experts on relevant topics to utilize in your everyday work. Half speed networking half presentation.
Whatcom County Farm Tour
2019 Whatcom County Farm Tour -
September 07 - September 08, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
See, taste, feel, and learn hands-on what goes into local food production. Meet unique Whatcom County farms and experience the passion and care that goes into producing local food for our community.
Farm-Infused Beer Tasting - at Aslan Depot, Bellingham WA
September 07, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us for a unique opportunity to drink Aslan beer infused with locally sourced produce. This event will showcase four beers with seasonal flavor profiles inspired and grown by Whatcom County farms.
Farm Tour Brunch - at Cosmos Bistro, Bellingham WA
September 08, 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Enjoy the famous Farm Tour Brunch at Cosmos Bistro! Featuring a farm-fresh eggs benedict, pastured proteins, and scratch-made breads complete with all local coffees and teas.

Member Events

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BUILDING COMMUNITIES & STRENGTHENING OUR ECONOMY

A New Economic Model

“The northern Washington town of Bellingham may be the epicenter of a new economic model for a post-consumerist economy, producing goods and services focused on what surrounding communities need and can sustain.”
-NPR Marketplace, interview with Sustainable Connections

 

A Local Living Economy

Choosing local retailers creates jobs and community. Hear from a variety of local entrepreneurs who call Bellingham home and learn why they choose to live and love local.

Local Champions

Tortillas Con Madre

Tradition, reinvented By Alex Smith Traditional cooking methods are traditions for a reason. Mothers and fathers teach their children, and the children make slight improvements over generations. In many cases it’s hard to imagine these processes getting any better....

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PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth

How is a nun from the 1880s and Bellingham's local food scene connected? We'll tell ya! Click through to learn how PeaceHealth set the stage for taking care of overall community health and wellbeing, and what that means for some of our local farmers today.
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Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham Technical College

Let Your Tastebuds Travel the World with BTC Culinary Students! BTC is a Bellingham gem that is serving affordable and delicious local fare for a good cause.
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