From farm to plate and sea to table, celebrate local food with Sustainable Connections every week this September!

 Participate in the events below and win locavore prizes!

Locavore Prize Pack

$50 Lovitt gift card
$50 Northwater gift card
$25 Keenan’s at the Pier gift card
$25 Pizza’zza gift card
Scratch and Peck Feed mason jars

County Bounty Prize Pack

$50 Good to Go Meat Pies gift card
$25 Cloud Mountain Farm Center gift card
$25 Drizzle gift card
Boxx Berry Farm jam and syrup package
Scratch and Peck Feed 10 lbs bag of Naturally Free Organic Layer feed

Local Lover Prize Pack

$40 Pepper Sisters gift card
$25 Boxx Berry Farm gift card
$25 Pizza’zza gift card
$20 Brandywine Kitchen gift card
Scratch and Peck Feed 7 lbs bag of Cluckin’ Good Layer Grit

Bellinghome Prize Pack

$25 Cosmos Bistro gift card
$25 Pizza’zza gift card
$25 Old Town Café gift card
Parmigiano-truffle salt from Ciao Thyme
Scratch and Peck Feed trucker hat

Beer-a-vore Prize Pack

$25 Aslan Brewing Co. gift card
$25 Pizza’zza gift card
Boundary Bay Brewery growler & $10 gift card
2 Boundary Bay pint glasses
Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen hat

Farm Week
September 3rd – 9th

In the height of harvest season, celebrate the bounty in Whatcom’s backyard and get to know the folks who grow, raise and prepare our food!

Farm Fund Hootenanny
September 3

Kick off Eat Local Month with the Farm Fund Hootenanny, which will feature live music, square dancing, and local farmer awards. Hosted at Boundary Bay!

 

Whatcom Food Fest
September 8 -10

Cocktails & spirit tasting, Fermentation Fete at Boundary Bay, Farm Tour Brunch with Goat Mountain, wine, cheese & chocolate tasting and more!

 

Whatcom Farm Tour
September  9-10

Featuring thirteen farms across Whatcom County with a mix of veggie, meat, cheese, berry, and flower producers! Free, family, friendly and self-guided.

 

Market Week
September 10th – 16th

Celebrate and explore Bellingham’s local food scene, the shops, and grocers that make our place so unique! Buying local food from local businesses keeps dollars here in our community and supports the folks who have built Whatcom into the beautiful community we all love.

 

Downtown Market Walk
September 16

Taste your way through downtown Bellingham’s unique markets and specialty food shops. Taste samples at each location and play “market walk” bingo for the chance to win local food prizes – gift cards, goodies, and food galore! With over fifteen local shops participating, this free self-guided tour showcases the best of downtown’s local grocers, markets, and specialty food shops.

 

 

Get Your Passport Stamped
All Week!

Get your Eat Local Month passport stamped each time you spend $10 on local goods at the Mount Vernon, Twin Sisters and Bellingham Farmers Market, The Community Food Co-op, Crossroads Grocery, The Green Barn, and Terra Organica. Passports are located in the Eat Local Month Guide, which every stop has or you can download it here. Collect 8 stamps and enter to win one of five locavore prize packages, or get 12 and be entered twice!

 

Seafood Week
September 17th – 23rd

Taste our place! Enjoy the internationally renowned flavors of the Pacific Northwest by connecting with local fishers and our maritime heritage – learn about what makes us so unique and how to get more local seafood on your table year round.

 

SeaFeast
September 23

Eat, play, explore…and eat some more at this year’s SeaFeast! Highlights include “Meet Your Fisher” activities, dock tours, fishers’ skill-set demonstrations, grill competition, live entertainment, and the centerpiece of the entire event: Seafood, including a grand finale feast-ival. SeaFeast provides a setting of endless fun and the food fare of the surrounding bay and straits and a great way to get to know your local fishermen.

 

Get Your Passport Stamped
All Week!

Get your Eat Local Month passport stamped each time you spend $10 on local seafood at the Community Food Co-op, Terra Organica, or Sea to Shore Seafoods at the Bellingham Farmers Market. Passports are located in the Eat Local Month Guide, which every stop has, or you can download it here. Collect 8 stamps and enter to win one of five locavore prize packages, or get 12 and be entered twice!

 

Restaurant Week
September 24th – 30th

This year, 19 Whatcom restaurants are participating to show you just how incredible local food can be. Support the businesses that were built by our friends and neighbors, who work hard to support our farmers, fishers, and food producers! 

 

Get Your Passport Stamped to Win!

Pick up your Eat Local Month Guide at any of the restaurants below, and try their Eat Local Month special from Sept. 24 -30th to get your passport stamped! Collect 8 stamps and enter to win one of five locavore prize packages, or get 12 and be entered twice – winning never tasted so good. Check out all the participating restaurants, and their specials below.

 

Thank You to our Eat Local First Sponsors!