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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 to an arts scene...

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 about some incredible local...

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 honey on...

NO on People First Bellingham Initiative #4

NO on People First Bellingham Initiative #4

We all want a thriving community. We know that to build a healthy future for our community and economy we need to work hard and take care of each other, and it is not always easy.

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...

Kragnes Family Farms

Kragnes Family Farms

Kragnes Family Farms A Deeply Rooted Farm, In Full Bloom By Alex Smith A sense of place is a powerful thing. Feeling a connection to the land and surroundings provides an intangible feeling of comfort and belonging. When Ben and Tyne first visited Whatcom County, this...

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 enjoyed can...

14 Local Drinks You Need To Try

14 Local Drinks You Need To Try

Summer is in full, glorious swing in Bellingham and Whatcom County. We’ve been out relishing all the delights that this beautiful place has to offer. Maybe you’re off exploring Bellingham Bay or the San Juans in a kayak, sailboat, or paddleboard. Or perhaps you’re zipping around on your bike, marveling at the various shades of green that flash by. We’ve been enjoying picnics on the beach, too. There’s nothing like a spread of local food and drink enjoyed in the great outdoors, especially with friends or family.  

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, fresh greens, and...