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Daydream Farm: Growing Food in Friendship and Community

Daydream Farm: Growing Food in Friendship and Community

Nestled next to the Nooksack River in Everson, Daydream Farm is just that – a dream come true for owners, farmers, and friends Emma Arnold and Maddy Chitwood. Daydream Farm is a low/no-till farm growing diversified vegetables for their 50-person CSA and the...
How Humble Bouquet Grows Beauty & Sustainability

How Humble Bouquet Grows Beauty & Sustainability

Flowers speak a universal language of love, beauty, and care. And Humble Bouquet’s garden-to-vase floral business communicates even more: a deep appreciation for community and respect for the Earth.  Owner and florist Laura Wheeler is passionate about sharing her love...
Dandelion Organic Delivery Brings Produce to the People

Dandelion Organic Delivery Brings Produce to the People

A delicious plate of food isn’t just a meal, it’s a story. That’s because food doesn’t just magically appear in the store or in your home. There are countless people who work from dawn to dusk – a true labor of love – to build a...
7 Ways to Share the Local Love this Mother’s Day

7 Ways to Share the Local Love this Mother’s Day

There are infinite ways to celebrate Mother’s Day – as many ways as there are kinds of mothers, in fact. This Mother’s Day, Sasquatch wants to highlight all the opportunities to honor mothers, maternal figures, and Mother Earth too, of course!  Sasquatch’s mom...
Madrona Gifts: Making Reciprocity Special and Sustainable

Madrona Gifts: Making Reciprocity Special and Sustainable

The practice of giving gifts is one that celebrates true reciprocity – both the giver and giftee receive something special. Perhaps no one exemplifies this better than local business Madrona Gifts, who has turned occasions like birthdays and holidays into...
A1DesignBuild Centers Community and Craft

A1DesignBuild Centers Community and Craft

A house is a physical building to live in, of course, but it’s also so much more. It’s a place to raise families, to age, to welcome friends and neighbors, and express your personality. A1DesignBuild creates homes with all these things in mind.   A1DesignBuild is a...
Sharing the Bounty: How CSA Drop Sites are Building Community

Sharing the Bounty: How CSA Drop Sites are Building Community

A lot of things in life are best shared over a beer, so why not a CSA share? Signing up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share is a great way to support your local farmer and ensure that you’ll have a box of delicious, locally grown products week after...

Farm Manager – Viva Farms Skagit County

Viva Farms Skagit County: Farm Manager Company: Viva Farms Closing Date: Open Until Filled URL: https://vivafarms.org/about/job-opportunities/?et_fb=1&PageSpeed=off
Ten Fold Farm: Sharing Food & Courage With Community

Ten Fold Farm: Sharing Food & Courage With Community

Tiffany Bell, in her own words, “does a little bit of everything.” She’s a farmer, mother, wife, soup-maker, and an advocate to get your mammogram. She and her husband own and run Ten Fold Farm, an 8.9-acre farm right on the outskirts of Bellingham, Washington. Ten...
Say I Love You With Waffles

Say I Love You With Waffles

While the temperatures may be chilly, Sasquatch’s heart is anything but! In fact, after a winter of handing out Think Local First gift cards (and then a long, cozy hibernation), Sasquatch is more full of love for their community than ever before. Luckily for them,...
Majestic Adventures and Other Kid-Friendly Gift Ideas!

Majestic Adventures and Other Kid-Friendly Gift Ideas!

Sometimes, the best gifts are ones that you can’t wrap, you can only experience! And what better way to share joy and wonder than helping kids’ dreams come to life with Majestic Adventures?! Majestic Adventures is a local organization with youth programs...
Whatcom County’s Art World is Thriving

Whatcom County’s Art World is Thriving

Whatcom County is home to some of the most vibrant artists and art institutions in the world – and yes, we’re including Paris and New York in that list! The area’s natural beauty, creative lifestyle opportunities, and strong community has given rise...
Local + Natural Self-Care

Local + Natural Self-Care

When we say local and natural beauty, you might imagine the majestic mountains of Whatcom County, or perhaps Bellingham Bay on a particularly sunny winter’s day. And you’d be right, but that’s not what we’re talking about. We’re talking...
Flood Relief Resources

Flood Relief Resources

Recent floods in Whatcom County have devastated area farms, homes, and communities. The recovery process is difficult, but as a community we are here to support and uplift one other. Listed below are opportunities to donate, as well as help available for farms and...
Cultivating Community with Marisa Papetti, Honeybee Wrangler

Cultivating Community with Marisa Papetti, Honeybee Wrangler

“She’s as busy as a bee!” It’s a common expression, one that describes a person who loves doing a thousand things at once. And yes, bees are known for their work ethic and the delectable result of their labor – there’s nothing more delicious than a dollop of...
Storia Cucina: Where Food is a Story and a Restaurant is a Community

Storia Cucina: Where Food is a Story and a Restaurant is a Community

Food tells a story, and at Storia Cucina, it’s a tale you’ll want to savor with a house-made cocktail and a mouthwatering plate of cacio e pepe. Owner and chef Jonathan Cicotti chose the name Storia Cucina, which translates from Italian to kitchen story, to reflect...
Eat Local Month Highlights Supply Chain Solutions

Eat Local Month Highlights Supply Chain Solutions

September Eat Local Month was a delicious and inspiring celebration of local food. All month long, Sustainable Connections highlighted the farms, fishers, grocers, markets, chefs, and restaurants of Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan counties. Participants...
At The Heart of Community, There’s a Farmers Market

At The Heart of Community, There’s a Farmers Market

Food is connection. Whether that’s families gathering around a kitchen table, farmers harvesting from their fields, or friends getting together at their favorite restaurant, nothing brings people together quite like a meal. And every meal that we’ve ever...
14 Local Drinks You Need To Try

14 Local Drinks You Need To Try

Drink Local First with Sasquatch’s Sips What’s Sasquatch sippin’ on these days? Well, if our mysterious and furry friend is anything like us, they’ve got no shortage of options!   Summer is in full, glorious swing in Bellingham and Whatcom County. We’ve...
Farmer’s Bounty Bloody Mary

Farmer’s Bounty Bloody Mary

Farmer’s Bounty Bloody Mary If you stop by a Whatcom County farmers market in July, prepare yourself for absolute delight and wonder. That’s because the land’s agricultural abundance is on full display – tomatoes nestle in among spicy peppers,...
Rose-All-Day Sangria

Rose-All-Day Sangria

Rose-All-Day Sangria The days are long and the weather is what we’ve been waiting for all year long. It seems like there’s something to celebrate around every corner, whether that’s a major life event or simply breathing in fresh, clean air in the...
Strawberry-Basil Sparkler

Strawberry-Basil Sparkler

Strawberry-Basil Sparkler This sparkler is the *royal wedding* of sweet and savory. It’s fresh, vibrant, and of course, everything is made infinitely more delicious with Whatcom-grown strawberries in the peak of summer. If you’re in a creative or...
Low-Waste Libations

Low-Waste Libations

Low-Waste Libations Doing good tastes good. At least, it can when you’re drinking some low-waste libations that use ingredients that might otherwise head to the compost or even the *gasp* trash. 30-40% of food in America is wasted. Not only does this...
Gin and Tonic Cucumber Cooler

Gin and Tonic Cucumber Cooler

After a long day spent playing or working in the sunshine, there’s nothing like a refreshing beverage in your hand. Bonus points for filling up your glass with local produce and products that not only support your body but also support the vibrant agricultural...
Twin Sisters Markets

Twin Sisters Markets

Twin Sisters Markets: For Community, By Community by Annika Sampson You might know the Twin Sisters as the distinctive double peaks that tower on the Whatcom County horizon. They’re also the namesake of Twin Sisters Markets, a collaborative effort to bring healthy,...