Eat Local First
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 that promotes local food. Collective marketing campaigns leverage the power of multiple businesses and stakeholders to create an environment that encourages and reinforces key messages throughout the community.
The more times people are exposed to a message from varying sources, the more likely they will be to hear and act on messages that encourage our community to always think and eat local first. Together, we can help define what local means to us and share the story and benefits of amazing local businesses, ingredients, and abundance we have here.
As a food buyer (restaurant, grocer, etc) when you commit to the Eat Local Campaign you are also directly contributing to the success of our local farmers. 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!
How to Participate
Grocers, markets, restaurants, distributors – Fill out the application and sign the Eat Local First pledge!
Farmers, fisherman, food producers – Utilize materials in your signage and marketing! Ask us for materials and electronic files.
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.
- Eat Local First poster
- Eat Local First Twist Ties ($4/bunch of 300)
- Eat Local First Window Sticker. To use on front entrance or display case inside
- Eat Local First round stickers
- “I Ate Local Today” square stickers
- Point of Sale cards for grocery, “How Much Local is in your Cart?”
- 8.5 x 11″ Eat Local First sign
- Laminated Eat Local First display signs for Restaurants, Groceries, Buyer
- Laminated “Proud Producer” Eat Local First sign for Farmers, Fishers, Producers
Need more materials?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org (360) 647-7093
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
Acme Farms Cheese
Acme Ice Cream
Acme Valley Foods
Aslan Brewing Co.
BelleWood Acres and Distilling
Bellingham Farmers Market Association
Bellingham Pasta Co.
Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
Bow Hill Blueberries
Chubby Bunny Farm
Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen
Community Food Co-op
Crossroads Grocery, Inc.
Dandelion Organic Delivery
Diamond Jim’s Grill
EAT Restaurant & Bar
Electric Beet Juice Co.
Evolve Chocolate Truffles LLC
Flying Bird Botanicals
Full Bloom Farm
Goat Mountain Pizza
Good To Go Meat Pies
Keenan’s at the Pier
Let Them Eat Cake
Lettered Streets Coffeehouse
Living Earth Herbs
Mallard Ice Cream
Mt. Baker Care Center
Old Town Café
Pure Bliss Desserts
Rabbits Field Farm
Rifugio’s Country Italian Cuisine
Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants
Shambala Ancient Grain Bakery & Farm to Fork Bistro
Skagit Valley Food Co-op
Tasca del Tinto
The C Shop, Candy Shop, Cafe & Pizza
The Cheese Shop at Appel Farms
The Daisy Cafe
The Spice Hut
Tree Frog Night Inn
Triple Wren Farms
Wild Bird Chalet
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