Stay in the local food loop! Sign up for these email listservs to connect with other local chefs and farmers, or drop in on the following groups to strengthen your local food system network. Listserves are open to all chefs and employees of local food businesses, and for Sustainable Connections member farms and producers as a benefit of membership.


This email list is a way for us as local chefs, food buyers and artisans to stay connected, share ideas, opportunities, events and collaborate more. An entire community of chefs who will share advice, farmers who can help you source ingredients, and a great way to share relevant sector information.

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This group is comprised of over 400 farmers in Skagit, San Juan, Whatcom, and Island counties and is intended to be a forum for sharing information, posting applicable events and happenings, farm land search/available, looking for farm work/internships, sharing resources and the like.

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An incredibly short roundup of the top three opportunities from the Food & Farming Program to take advantage of (i.e. Food & Farm Finder submission deadlines, Trade Meeting info, etc.) to build your business. Plus, a social media posts to share if you are an Eat Local First or Harvest Of The Month participant.

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NW WA Chef’s Collective

Facilitated by Sustainable Connections Food & Farming program, the Chef’s Collective is a group of chefs, food artisans, and food businesses of all kinds who are dedicated to providing our community with local seasonal cuisine, are inspired by the bounty our region produces and feels that educating our community about the importance of local food is key to creating a vibrant local food scene.