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Stories about Local Champions

The Local Champions Blog highlights some of the amazing work our community accomplishes and motivates us all to work better together. We are lucky to work with so many champions who are a model for positive behavior change and influence us to go the extra mile. Our local champions are building connections within the community every day. Filter our stories by categories listed below or browse them all. We hope you’re inspired by the local champions in our community, too! 

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The Vault: The Wine Bar Taking Local Food to New Heights

The Vault: The Wine Bar Taking Local Food to New Heights

Blaine, Washington is a beautiful town nestled against the Canadian border and the Salish Sea. While it’s known for its proximity to our friendly neighbors to the north and its marina, it’s quickly making a name for itself on the casual fine dining scene,...

Local farms and restaurants to celebrate this Eat Local Month

Local farms and restaurants to celebrate this Eat Local Month

August 31  2022, Bellingham WA – Sustainable Connections is excited to celebrate September Eat Local Month, a month-long celebration of eating local food and those who grow, raise, harvest, and prepare it to share with this community. All month long,...

Lydia’s Flock: Shepherding for Sustainability and Community

Lydia’s Flock: Shepherding for Sustainability and Community

What began as two sheep in Lydia and Jared Strand’s backyard in Seattle has become Lydia’s Flock, a local farm with a flock of 120+ sheep and a deep desire to build a more sustainable and transparent food system.  Lydia and Jared’s journey as...

Drink Local First at a Farm Stand Near You

Drink Local First at a Farm Stand Near You

Summer’s bounty is in full swing, and nowhere is that more evident than at your local farm stand. Farm stands are a unique and special part of the farm-to-table journey – it’s about as close as you can get to straight-out-of-the-ground fruit and veggies! ...