Local Champions

Hauck’s Orchard

Hauck’s Orchard

Meet this family run orchard in Ferndale. Cherries, apples, pear, and plums grown with care and a dedication to sustainability.

Raven Breads

Raven Breads

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....

Building on Birchwood International Market Momentum!

Building on Birchwood International Market Momentum!

Press Release Contact: Diana Meeks, Media & Communications Specialist Phone: (360) 647-7093 x110 E-mail: diana@sustainableconnections.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Building on Birchwood International Market Momentum!   BELLINGHAM, WA, July 5, 2018 | Sustainable...

Skiyou Ranch

Skiyou Ranch

A Couple of Hard Working Animal Lovers By Alex Smith We all have that one friend. You know who I’m talking about. The person whose relationship with their pets is so strong that you often have to clarify whether they’re telling a story about one of their children or...

A Full Heart

A Full Heart

Who has inspired me the most isn’t the Executive Directors, the Food Service Managers or people like me managing programs; no it’s the kind souls behind the scenes quietly going about their business with care, commitment, and intention.

Greenest Blue Van Sparks Changes at Sustainable Connections

Greenest Blue Van Sparks Changes at Sustainable Connections

Contact: Amy Vergillo, Communication Manager Phone: (360) 647-7093 x105 E-mail: amy@sustainableconnections.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Greenest Blue Van Sparks Changes at Sustainable Connections BELLINGHAM, WA, May 24, 2018 | Sustainable Connections announces the...

Wishful Recycling

Wishful Recycling

I imagine most of us at some point in our Toward Zero Waste journey have ended up standing in front of the waste bins wondering if what we have in our hands is truly recyclable – I mean it has a recycling symbol on it so it has to be right?!? From clamshell containers to compostable cups decisions of what goes where is confusing…you just don’t want to toss it out and instead you succumbed to, you guessed it – Wishful Recycling.

Barbies Berries

Barbies Berries

A Dreamland of Berries By Alex Smith   June in Whatcom County is well known for its fickle nature. Warm, sunny days begging for shorts and sandals give way to chilly rains that remind us we live in a maritime climate. Regardless of this variation in weather, one...

Pepper Sisters

Pepper Sisters

Three culinary queens Celebrating 30 years of southwest success! By Diana Meeks   When she chose the restaurant’s name, Susan Albert didn’t know she was creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. When Pepper Sisters was created, it was named to pay homage to the most...

Sweet Bellingham

Sweet Bellingham

sweet treats & strong community By Diana Meeks   Nancy Babick has raised two beautiful children and founded two successful businesses. She’s a talented cake artist who can also build gorgeous in-store displays (how awesome is that table display pictured...

Rabbit Fields Farm

Rabbit Fields Farm

Connecting good people to good food By Alex Smith   Food is unique in its ability to bring together people of all backgrounds. There’s something about eating that helps us overlook differences and recognize that on a deep level, we’re all just humans moving from...

Five Cheese Sandwiches

Five Cheese Sandwiches

This quote from Albert Camus struck me – he wrote, “All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant’s revolving door.”