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Upcoming Food & Farming Events

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, plug into great events, and tour Whatcom Farms.
Food Atlas Launch Party - at Pickford Film Center, Bellingham WA
September 24, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for a local bites reception, a quick interactive tour of the new online local food tool, the Eat Local First Food Atlas, and a selection of award-winning short food & agriculture films from the Real Food Film Festival. 

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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OUR WORK WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOU!

Industrial Credit Union
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Whatcom Community Foundation

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