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Upcoming Food & Farming Events

Riverhaven Farm
Chef Farm Tour - at Sustainable Connections, Bellingham WA
July 24, 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Join in the fun as we pile a bunch of chefs and food buyers in a van and take a tour of some of Whatcom...
Whatcom Food Fest -
September 08 - September 10, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Whatcom County Farm Tour -
September 09 - September 10, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downtown Market Walk - at 1701 Ellis St, Bellingham WA
September 16, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Eat local, from local (it matters!) A special September Eat Local Month Event, taste your way through downtown Bellingham’s unique markets and specialty food shops. Celebrate...
Chefs Breakfast: Large Scale Food Production - at Rifugio’s Country Italian Cuisine, Deming WA
September 18, 7:30 am - 9:00 am
*Network * Eat Good Food * Learn about important stuff Open to all food & farming businesses and organizations Large scale food production is a...
Farmer Chef Mixer - at Drizzle, Lynden WA
November 08, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
What? Sustainable Connections and the NW WA Chef Collective is hosting a Farmer/Chef/Food Business Mixer to get together farmers and food producers, and food buyers...

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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