WE CREATE THRIVING COMMUNITIES THROUGH INNOVATIVE IDEAS, COLLABORATION, AND ACTION.
|Indie Month 2019 - July 01 - July 31, All Day Small businesses are the heartbeat of our neighborhoods, the spine of our local economy, and the spirit of our town. Help us celebrate. Discover new businesses. Attend summery events. Win prizes!|
|Chef Farm Tour - at Sustainable Connections, Bellingham WA July 15, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm One of our FAVORITE events of the year, the Chef Farm Tour gets you out of the kitchen/store/office and onto a farm—and we’ll do the driving!|
|Energy Club - at Building Performance Center, Bellingham WA July 18, 8:00 am - 8:45 am Meet like-minded folks and energy efficiency experts to learn about local resources to help you save energy at work and so much more!|
|Pop up Happy Hour - at Bellingham Cider Company, Bellingham WA July 31, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Celebrate Independent Businesses at this pop up happy hour on the deck at Bellingham Cider Company.|
|Farm Fund Celebration - at Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro, Bellingham WA September 01, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Kick up your heels and enjoy some rollicking live music, square dancing, a tractor photo booth, farmer recognition and awards, and delicious food and brews at Boundary Bay—all to benefit the Community Food Co-op’s Farm Fund and kick off Eat Local Month!|
|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.|
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.
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.read more
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.read more
Meet Twin Cedars Farm, totally dedicated to sustainable agriculture and growing delicious local food. “We start with the seeds, and decide what to grow based on flavor and cooking performance,” he says. “From there it’s a matter of making sure the soil has the right nutrients to produce a good final product…”read more