FIND THE FORK! When you see the fork symbol, you’ll know you’re at a restaurant or food businesses that has committed to shifting at least 10% of their food purchasing to truly local ingredients. In addition, the Fork icon is used on the menu to identify items that consist of at least 50% local ingredients. Ask your server or chef – you might be surprised to learn that some things are made with 100% local ingredients!

Be an Eat Local First Business

Customers want to know where their food comes from, and how it’s made. Are you purchasing local ingredients? If so, or you’re ready to commit to sourcing local, let us help the community find you through our collective marketing campaign!

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Case Study

Take a look at this case study to see the actual stats on what it means for our friends at Pizza’zza who are local sourcing Champs with 100% of their cheese and flour coming from local producers

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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.

Why Eat Local

Thank You to Our Eat Local First Sponsors & Partners

Thank You to Our Food & Farming Sponsors