Local Champions

Probably Shouldn’t Distillery

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...

Sea to Shore Seafood Co.

Sea to Shore Seafood Co.

Meet Chelsea and Peter, a young couple that has committed themselves to sustainable fishing and getting you all freshest most delicious seafood possible!

Bellingham Pasta Co.

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...

Serendipity As A Catalyst

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...

Alluvial Farms

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...

The Local: Drink, Eat, and Be Local

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...

The No Good, Very Bad Week In Food Waste

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

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

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

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...

Down in the Dumpster

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.