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Upcoming Food & Farming Events

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Downtown Market Walk -
July 21, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Stroll the streets for all the eats! Taste your way through Bellingham’s unique markets and specialty food shops and eat local, from local businesses. Samples & specials at each stop!
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Toward Zero Waste Workshop: Preserving the Harvest -
August 16, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Gardeners, produce lovers, and community members alike will learn how to preserve their in-season abundance from a local preservation expert. Cut down on food waste and increase food reserves for the whole year.
Chef in the Market - at Bellingham Farmers Market, Bellingham
August 18, 11:00 am
Learn to cook the season's best with local chefs! Every third Saturday, May – August Three demos each day! 11am 11:30, & 12pm that last...
2018 Eat Local Month
September Eat Local Month -
September 01 - September 30, 12:00 am
Join us for Eat Local Month, a richly diverse celebration of our local food community.Savor restaurant specials all month long. Experience farm tour weekend events; connect with where your food comes from, meet local farmers, and tour Whatcom Farms. Explore local markets, delight in sea-to-plate, grain-to-glass, and farm-to-plate goodness!
Farm Fund Hootenanny and Eat Local Month Kickoff - at Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro, Bellingham WA
September 02, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Kick up your heels and enjoy some rollicking live music, square dancing, a tractor photo booth, farmer recognition and awards, and Boundary Bay Brewery beer and local barbecue—all to benefit the Community Food Co-op’s Farm Fund and kick off Eat Local Month!
Whatcom Farm Tour Weekend -
September 08 - September 09, 12:00 am
Get the full farm-to-table experience! Discover Whatcom County Farms and enjoy three tasty locavore events at one of the best, and longest-running, farm tours in Washington State.

Member Food & Farming Events

Check out the Member Event Calendar to stay up to date on all of the foodie related events Sustainable Connections’ members are doing!

If you are a member and would like to share an event, please submit your event here.

staying connected from farm to fork

Purchasing a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share is one of the most direct ways to support local farmers, putting more money in their pockets, so they can keep doing what they do best – growing food for our community. As illustrated in the video, it’s important “knowing the faces of the people who provide us with food and the other things we buy.”

Meet your farmers: OSPREY HILL FARM


The story of Osprey Hill Farm is one of two paradigm shifts – first, a stunning realization, and later a journey to create a new way of making food.

The story of Anna and Geoff Martin has a deceptively routine beginning. They met in college and quickly fell in love. She was studying to become a dietitian, and he was working in a lab sequencing DNA at the University of Washington. However, after becoming sick from the fumes in the lab and wary of his work, they knew they needed a change.

Always the type to take the road less traveled, the two packed up their VW bus and headed out on a transformational journey that eventually landed them in Oregon. Here they learned about permaculture – a system of growing food wherein plants, animals, and landscape features work together to make the most use of the land and its resources – before returning to Washington. They had fallen in love again, although this time it was with sustainable farming… Read More

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Industrial Credit Union
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Whatcom Community Foundation

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