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Upcoming Food & Farming Events

Chef Farm Tour
Chef Farm Tour -
July 15, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
One of our FAVORITE events of the year, the Chef Farm Tour gets you out of the kitchen/store/office and onto a farm – and we’ll do the driving! You’ll get to meet farmers, taste their products, and hang out with other chefs and food lovers for the day. We’ve got a swell line-up in store too!
Chef Farm Tour
Chef Farm Tour - at Sustainable Connections, Bellingham WA
July 15, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
One of our FAVORITE events of the year, the Chef Farm Tour gets you out of the kitchen/store/office and onto a farm—and we’ll do the driving!
Farm Fund Celebration - at Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro, Bellingham WA
September 01, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kick up your heels and enjoy some rollicking live music, square dancing, a tractor photo booth, farmer recognition and awards, and delicious food and brews at Boundary Bay—all to benefit the Community Food Co-op’s Farm Fund and kick off Eat Local Month!
Whatcom County Farm Tour
2019 Whatcom County Farm Tour -
September 07 - September 08, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
See, taste, feel, and learn hands-on what goes into local food production. Meet unique Whatcom County farms and experience the passion and care that goes into producing local food for our community.
Farm-Infused Beer Tasting - at Aslan Depot, Bellingham WA
September 07, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us for a unique opportunity to drink Aslan beer infused with locally sourced produce. This event will showcase four beers with seasonal flavor profiles inspired and grown by Whatcom County farms.
Farm Tour Brunch - at Cosmos Bistro, Bellingham WA
September 08, 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Enjoy the famous Farm Tour Brunch at Cosmos Bistro! Featuring a farm-fresh eggs benedict, pastured proteins, and scratch-made breads complete with all local coffees and teas.

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

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

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