Promoting Local Food & The businesses That sell it


Become an Eat Local First Business

Free for Sustainable Connections members – Eat Local First is a collective marketing campaign and the trusted community resource for finding truly local food. Eat Local First businesses are committed to serving the freshest foods that have been grown, caught, raised, and crafted in Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, and Island counties.


The Eat Local First Campaign helps build market demand for local products and the businesses who sell them.  The more times people are exposed to a common brand and message, the more likely they will be to act – and eat more local food!

How to Participate

Grocers, Restaurants & Food Artisans – Fill out the Eat Local First application and meet with one of our staff!

As an Eat Local First participant, we ask that you work towards shifting at least 10% of your total food purchases annually to locally grown foods. A 10% shift in our local food economy would mean an additional $50 million circulating in our local economy!

Eat Local First Materials

Marketing materials with your participation in the Eat Local First Campaign for you to utilize at your business to customers know you’re committed to providing & supporting local farmers.

Businesses that proudly display Eat Local First materials make it easy for customers to both IDENTIFY and TRUST that they are making a choice to eat truly local food.

  • Use the Free materials offered to Sustainable Connections members: window clings, posters, stickers
  • Incorporate the Eat Local First logo on menus, specials boards, shelf cards, etc. to identify local products
  • Use the logo in your own advertising, packaging, or marketing materials (high-resolution digital files are available, as well as varied versions icons to compliment your business’ brand)

Farmers & Fisherman– Utilize materials on your website, on your signage and marketing! Ask us for materials and electronic files.

Promotion Materials

  1. Eat Local First logos
  2. Eat Local First fork menu icon Eat Local Logo-Icon-brown
  3. Eat Local First poster
  4. Eat Local First Twist Ties ($4/bunch of 300)
  5. Eat Local First Window Sticker. To use on front entrance or display case inside
  6. Point of Sale Cards


Need more materials?
Contact or (360) 647-7093 x111

Who’s participating now?

We’d love to have you join the growing community of Eat Local First Businesses in Whatcom & Skagit counties! Here’s a current list of all Eat Local First businesses participants that have been utilizing the Eat Local First Campaign and shifting their purchasing practices:

ACME Farms + Kitchen

Aslan Brewing Co.

Avenue Bread

BelleWood Acres and Distilling

Bellingham Farmers Market Association

Bellingham Pasta Co.

Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro

Bow Hill Blueberries

Brandywine Kitchen


Cascadia Mushrooms

Cauldron Broths

Chubby Bunny Farm

Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen

Ciaò Thyme

Colophon Café

Community Food Co-op

Cosmos Bistro

Crave Catering

Crossroads Grocery, Inc.

Cuisine Claire

Dandelion Organic Delivery

Diamond Jim’s Grill



EAT Restaurant & Bar

Evolve Chocolate Truffles LLC

Flying Bird Botanicals

Full Bloom Farm

Gathered Confections

Good To Go Meat Pies

Haggen, Inc


Hundred North

Infusion Cuisine

Keenan’s at the Pier

Kombucha Town

Let Them Eat Cake

Lettered Streets Coffeehouse

Living Earth Herbs

Lovitt Restaurant

Mallard Ice Cream

Mt. Baker Care Center

Old Town Café


Pepper Sisters



Primer Coffee

Pure Bliss Desserts

Rabbits Field Farm

Raven Breads

Rifugio’s Country Italian Cuisine

Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants

Shambala Ancient Grain Bakery & Farm to Fork Bistro

Simmering Tava

Skagit Valley Food Co-op

Small Acres

Tasca del Tinto


The C Shop, Candy Shop, Cafe & Pizza

The Cheese Shop at Appel Farms

The Daisy Cafe

The Spice Hut

Triple Wren Farms

Woods Coffee

WWU University Dining & Catering Services

Yorky’s Market