Eat Local First to support your neighbors, preserve farmland, eat healthy, and keep our economy strong.
|Demo Days at the Market - at Bellingham Farmers Market, Bellingham May 13, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Free recipes * Cooking Demos * Eat Local Experts A collaboration between Sustainable Connections & The Bellingham Farmers Market, Demo Days showcases simple ways to...|
|Cascade Cuts Plant Sale - at Cascade Cuts Nursery, Bellingham WA May 20, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Cascade Cuts, an amazing local nursery, opens to the public one day a year for this Food & Farming Program fundraiser! A prime destination...|
|Chef in The Market - at Bellingham Farmers Market, Bellingham May 20, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Learn to prepare delish dishes * Taste bites from local chefs Shop to create your own meal Join us at the Farmers Market and...|
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
A SMALL FARM TAKING BIG STEPS TOWARD SUSTAINABILITY
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