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A beautiful mix of art, science, and a bit of magic By Alex Smith   Wild fermentation is an intriguing term. Setting aside the fact that it could be a great name for a band or a party game, it turns out to be the source of some of humanity’s best creations....

2018 Sustainability Champion Awards

Thank you to Julien Scherliss for these great photos Congrats to our 2018 Sustainability Champion Award Winners!   Sustainable Connections awarded four Whatcom County businesses and two individuals Sustainability Champion Awards last Thursday for their deep commitment...

Growing farmers, growing community

The Food to Bank on Program By Alex Smith How many farmers have you seen in a single room at once? If you're like most people, the answer is probably between zero and two (unless you count the farmers market depot as a room). In fact, it's really quite difficult to...

Probably Shouldn’t Distillery

  What Happens When you do it anyways By Alex Smith   When advice comes from friends, conventional logic states that it's a good idea to follow it. But sometimes we have a tendency to eschew the best intentions of our trusted companions. Sometimes there are good...

Sea to Shore Seafood Co.

  Sustainable seafood that's dang good By Niki Wakefield   You don’t know what you don’t know until you know. I had no idea how little I know about fishing until I had the honor of sitting down with Chelsea and Peter Keutmann, the fishers and proprietors of Sea to...

Bellingham Pasta Co.

  Fresh Pasta, Made Simply By Alex Smith When I think of the holiday season, my mind immediately turns to good food shared with good people and a healthy amount of laughter. So it was perfectly fitting that I had the chance to visit the home of Bellingham Pasta Co and...

Serendipity As A Catalyst

  This past summer Sustainable Connections hosted a workshop to educate restaurants and food-based businesses about ways they can reduce the amount of wasted food in their operations. One of the biggest myths we are working to overcome is that everything is hunky dory...

Alluvial Farms

  HIGH QUALITY PASTURED PORK FOR THE PUGET SOUND By Caitlin Singer With 13 years of combined farming experience, Katie Pencke and Matthew McDermott are practiced and accomplished farmers. From their roots in educational agriculture, they’re currently transitioning...

The Local: Drink, Eat, and Be Local

The Local crew: Head Chef Matt Hansen, Owners Ben Buccarelli and Tom Raden, and Front of House Manager Jacqueline Goddard Their cozy and warm ambience is great for any occasion   Many know Menace Brewing and their small dynasty. With The Local...

The No Good, Very Bad Week In Food Waste

Along with active kids come packed schedules with varying soccer practice times and after school commitments and when combined with a few late nights of work on the parent side and you have a recipe for wasted food.

Cedarville Farm: Growing Organically Since 1989

Kim and Mike Finger with their daughter and pup on the farm. Photo by Diane Padys Mike working hard on the farm! Photo by Diane Padys We forget what freshly tilled soil smells like after it rains. We don’t know how talkative, or observant, a...

My Housing Story

Everyone has a housing story. Whether you've told it to many people or you've kept it private, there is likely a story about where you live now and how you got there. Maybe it's a feel good story that you are proud of or maybe it's one you rather wouldn't share. If...

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