Eat Local First Food & Farm Finder

Whatcom Food and Farm Finder


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The Eat Local First Food & Farm Finder contains 120 local businesses offering everything from apples to zucchini, heritage animals and specialty cheese, fine dining to casual fare and one-stop shopping experiences along with a fold out map for easy navigation. They are distributed at over 200 locations, including the Bellingham Farmers Market, the Community Food Coop, Village Books, and Terra Organica, all the listing sites are below. The Eat Local First Food & Farm Finder helps locals find:

  • The healthiest, freshest foods
  • U-pick and farm stands
  • Organic farms
  • Humanely raised animal products
  • Where to sign up for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares
  • Dates for local food & farming events
  • Opening days for local farmers markets
Whatcom Food and Farm Finder

Explore by map!

All the food and farming businesses listed in the guide have also been added to a handy online map. If you’re headed out to a specific spot why not check and see if there is a local farmstand or cheese shop you can visit or take a Saturday and plan a road trip! A weekend wouldn’t even begin to cover all the amazing culinary treasures we have here.

Pick up your own print copy!

The sites below should have print copies throughout the year but you might want to call ahead of time to check just in case.


Terra Organica Public Market

Mallard Ice Cream

The Bagelry

The Woods – Railword

Community Food Co-op, Swan Cafe

Whatcom County Courthouse

Downtown Bellingham Partnership

Bellingham Tourism

The Chrysalis

Fairhaven Village Inn





Hampton Inn, Bakerview


Ferndale Chamber of Commerce + Public Market

Ace Hardware

Silver Reef Casino & Hotel

Boxx Berry Farm

Appel Cheese Shop

Blaine/Custer/Birch Bay

Dakota Creek Winery

Blaine Library

Blaine Chamber of Commerce

Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce

The C Shop

Pleasant Valley Dairy


BelleWood Acres

Lynden Chamber of Commerce

Lynden Library

Good to Go Meatpies

Whatcom Farmers Coop

Sampson Estates Winery

Whatcom Conservation District

Lummi Island

Northwest Indian College

Lummi Island Library

Beach Store Cafe


Everson Library

Alm Hill Gardens

Good To Go Meatpies

Tuxedo Garden

Cloud Mountain Farm Center


Bromley’s Market IGA

Edaleen Diary

Deming/Kendal/Nugent’s Corner

Rome Store

Bellingham Country Gardens

Nooksack Market Store

Il Caffe Rifugio

Deming Library

Kendal/Maple Falls/Glacier

North Fork Brewery

Maple Falls Library

Crossroads Grocery

Graham’s Restaurant & Grocery

Wake n’ Bakery

Chair 9

Chuckanut Drive & Bow


Bow Hill Blueberries

Little Bow Market

Samish Bay Cheese

Van Zandt/Acme

Everybody’s Store

Acme Post Office

Blue Mt. Grill

Sedro Woolley/Mount Vernon

The Woolley Market

Skagit Valley Food Co-op

Mount Vernon Farmers Market

What is Local Food?

“Locally grown” refers to food and other agricultural products (for example, wool or flowers) that are grown or produced, processed and then sold. There’s no standard definition of “local” and it isn’t officially monitored. We like to define “local” as food that is grown, raised, or produced in Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan or Island Counties. We crafted this definition because we have an abundance of food available in our little corner of the world and because local food is more than just measuring food miles – it’s getting to know farmers, fisherman, and food producers here in our backyard.

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