Eat Local First

Eat Local First Collaborative

We have heard loud and clear from consumers and farmers alike that demand for local farm-fresh products has never been greater. As a result, partners from around the state are working together to create a comprehensive online Washington Food & Farm Finder.

Collaborative Goal

The goal of this project is to facilitate connections between consumers and farm/food businesses across Washington.
Over the course of the next year, we will be working together to merge our various online farm maps from individual websites onto a single easy-to-use platform that will enable us to work more efficiently to promote Washington State agriculture, while building a single resource consumers can use to connect with farmers across the state.

Eat Local First Collaborative Members

The Eat Local First Collaborative is made up of regional partner organizations from around the state that are working together to merge different online farm finder tools into a single easy-to-use platform. The new Eat Local First Collaborative includes Pierce County FreshSustainable ConnectionsThe Local Food TrustTilth AllianceWashington State University Food Systems, and with future participation from Island GrownGenuine Skagit ValleyGorge Grown Food Network, the Methow ConservancyWalla Walla Grown and other regional partners.

Interested in becoming a member? Contact us to learn more

Pierce County Fresh

Pierce County Fresh is dedicated to boosting the consumption of local agricultural products and services in Pierce County. We support all types of farms and farmers, and are proud to highlight the broad diversity of agriculture and farmers in our region. A program of the Puyallup Watershed Initiative and with generous funding from The Russell Family Foundation, we connect growers and producers to consumers who want to eat better, eat seasonally and support their local farmers. Shop local, eat fresh!

Learn more about Pierce County Fresh

Sustainable Connections

Sustainable Connections works to create thriving communities through innovative ideas, collaboration, and action across Northwest Washington. Our Food & Farming Program works to support local farmers, connect food buyers to local farms and artisans, and grow a more vibrant local food system. We are the founders of the Eat Local First Campaign, Eat Local Month, Whatcom County Farm Tour, Food & Farm Finder, and Eat Local First Food Finder, and operate in Whatcom and Skagit counties. 

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The Local Food Trust

The mission of The Local Food Trust is to strengthen communities and regional economies by bringing philanthropy to food and farming. Our consulting services focus on scalable growth and accessing capital needed to ensure a business is durable and resilient.  We connect clients to suppliers and buyers who want to support to small scale operations and work to localize supply chain to help farmers and producers connect more directly to market opportunities.

Learn more about The Local Food Trust

Tilth Alliance

Tilth Alliance works in community with Washington farmers, gardeners and eaters to build a sustainable, healthy and equitable food future. We produce a print and online Farm Guide, offer training and resources for farmers on organic, regenerative, and sustainable farming practices through Farm Walks and the annual Tilth Conference; host WA FarmLink to help farmers find available land; and offer grants to farmers to implement sustainable agriculture projects. We also offer garden education for the whole family, food access programs, and environmental stewardship training.

Learn more about Tilth Alliance

Washington State University Food Systems

The Washington State University Food Systems Program delivers multidisciplinary expertise across academic, research, and extension, providing specialized resources for farmers and food systems contributors. Our work is guided by an interdisciplinary team made up of WSU Faculty, Staff, and critical non-WSU partners. We seek to work with communities throughout the state to foster viable  farm businesses, optimize sustainable natural resource stewardship, and to promote scaled processing and distribution, always in the pursuit of access to healthy food for all.

Learn more about Washington State University Food Systems

WSU Regional Small Farms Program

The WSU Regional Small Farms Program supports small to mid-sized farms in Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap counties by leveraging the broad resources of Washington State University. The goal of the Regional Small Farms program is to support a thriving food and farm sector through classes and workshops, technical support and access to WSU specialists, and applied research and policy development.

Learn more about WSU Regional Small Farms Program

Farmers and Farmers Markets:

Create a Listing

If you don’t have a listing yet, you can create one for FREE on any of the Eat Local First Collaborative online directories.

Existing Account Holders

If your farm or market is listed on more than one of the following sites: Tilth Alliance’s Farm Guide, WSU’s Farm Finder Tool, Pierce County Fresh or Sustainable Connections’ Food Atlas, you may receive similar emails from multiple organizations inviting you to update your farm’s listing information. You only need to update your listing on one platform (though you may wish to do so on all relevant platforms to maintain accuracy for this summer season).

Thank you for your hard work producing essential food for the residents of Washington State during these difficult times.