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.
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.
MONTHLY FOOD & FARMING BUSINESS EMAIL
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.
BUSINESS AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT GROUP
The Food & Farming Business Development Group brings stakeholders together throughout the year to work on or learn about specific projects and issues related to market development and increasing the economic success of our local food system. If you would like to participate send us an email and we will add you to our mailing list!
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.