WE CREATE THRIVING COMMUNITIES THROUGH INNOVATIVE IDEAS, COLLABORATION, AND ACTION.
|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!|
|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.|
|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.|
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.
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....