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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...

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 company of those you...

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 experimental mood,...

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 significantly...

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 and...

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,...