|Cloud Mountain Workshops - at Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson WA April 06 - April 30, All Day A variety of workshops on topics ranging from basic food gardening to advanced fruit tree care. Many of our workshops take place outside in the demonstration gardens and fields to provide real-world examples and hands-on guidance.|
|Farmer Chef Meet & Greet - at Sustainable Connections HQ, Bellingham WA May 08, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm A spring networking event for farmers and food businesses focused on connecting business to business for more sales of specialty crops.|
|Cascade Cuts Plant Sale - at Cascade Cuts Nursery, Bellingham WA May 18, 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! Saturday, May...|
|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.|
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