Whatcom Food & Farm Finder

Whatcom Food and Farm Finder


The Whatcom Food and Farm Finder contains nearly 150 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, they are also available online, and can be used with our handy Interactive Map. The Whatcom Food and Farm Finder helps locals:


  • Eat with the seasons
  • Find u-pick and farm stands
  • Celebrate at local food & farm events
  • Find organic farms and meet farmers
  • Learn about Community Supported Agriculture
  • Pick restaurants that source locally and bars that make their own beer and spirits
  • Source direct from fishers and ranchers

What is Local Food?

Local food = food that is grown, raised or produced in Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan or Island Counties.

“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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