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How to decipher dates

We have all been there before; you open up your fridge, grab a container of milk, check out the date and see that it is a few days past due. You smell it, and it smells fine, but you’re so worried that the milk will make you sick that you dump the half that is left...

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...

Triple Wren Farms: Fresh, local, beautiful flowers

  It’s hard to describe how lovely a flower farm in the fall makes you feel. Sitting out in camping chairs directly between rows of exuberant dahlias and towering sunflowers, some at the zenith of their bloom and others that were slowly turning to seed, the air felt...

Down in the Dumpster

The end result of our work, when done right is not an new Living Building, solar array or local menu item. Quite the contrary and somewhat paradoxically the result is next to nothing.

Uncork and Unwind with the Vault Wine Bar

  There’s a brand new spot that just opened up in Blaine that we’d like to introduce you too: The Vault Wine Bar. It comes by its name honestly as the building used to be a bank, and the original vault replete with its safe deposit boxes, still occupies a special...

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