Which Local Businesses are Participating?

The following food businesses are passionate about supporting our local farmers and food system, and they’ve committed to shifting at least 10% of their food purchases to local ingredients. Some are doing much much more! Before you head out shopping or when you are trying to pick a place to eat, think about these businesses to Eat Local First!

What is Local Food?

We define “local” as food that is grown, caught, raised, or made in Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan & Island counties – an area where you could feasibly “know your farmer”. 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.

“Local” food refers to food and other agricultural products (for example, wool or flowers) that are grown or produced, processed, and then sold.

Thank You to Our Eat Local First Sponsors & Partners

Thank You to Our Food & Farming Sponsors