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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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Holly’s Meat Pies: Comfort Food for Community

Holly’s Meat Pies: Comfort Food for Community

If you look up “pasty” in the dictionary, you’ll find an entry that reads something like this:  Pasty (pass-tee) n. | Savory hand pie originating in Cornwall England. A hearty meal miners took down to the tin mines. Holly Bevan-Bumford, owner of Holly’s...

10 Ways to Show Your Local Love this Holiday Season

10 Ways to Show Your Local Love this Holiday Season

BELLINGHAM, WA, November 17, 2022 – Join Sustainable Connections and Sasquatch as they share 10 ways to show your local love this holiday season.   1) Attend a local event! This community is bursting with holiday markets and celebrations. Peruse local...

Good Things Come In Small Acres

Good Things Come In Small Acres

Tucked into the Mount Baker foothills, Small Acres Farm grows vibrant and nourishing food using renewable energy and sustainability practices – and their impact on this community is anything but small.  Chris Henderson and Mia Devine, co-owners and...

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,...