Enjoy An Agricultural Adventure on the Whatcom County Farm Tour
Contact: Jessica Meyer, Food & Farming Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (360) 647-7093 x 111
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 22, 2023, Bellingham WA – Sustainable Connections is excited to celebrate September Eat Local Month, a month-long celebration of eating local food and honoring those who grow, raise, harvest, and prepare it to share with this community.
One of the highlights of Eat Local Month is The Whatcom County Farm Tour. On September 16th from 10am-4pm, twelve farms in Whatcom County will open their (barn) doors for visitors to get a behind-the-scenes look at how food gets from the farm to their plates. This family-friendly, free event brings folks from all over the state to celebrate the unique food and farming culture of Northwest Washington.
There are many epic adventures awaiting those on the Farm Tour. Take a stroll with Barmann Cellars through their property that boasts a 30+ year-old Pinot Noir vineyard, kiwi arbor, a fruit tree orchard. Hear about their regenerative farming approach and learn about low-intervention wine and cider making rooted in old-world style and techniques. Meet their friends from Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association and discover the benefits of their collaborative stream restoration project. Then, tour the winery and sample the fruits of their labor.
Stop on in at Fair Cow’s Path Farm and have the opportunity to say hi to their animals (including goats, cows, chickens and emu chicks!), learn about their first generation beef cattle operation and the importance of supporting local meat production, purchase their grass-fed beef and handmade body care products AND, if you’re hungry, grab a bite to eat from The Mobile Mouth Hole, a local food truck that’ll be on-site featuring beef from the farm.
Visit Spring Time Farm and see what 15 acres of Certified Organic vegetables, fruit, flowers and herbs looks like. They’re proud to grow for Whatcom County and Seattle and would love to show you how they grow your food. They will have farm tours; produce, flowers, and merch available for sale; music, and more! Learn about their equipment, CSA program, farming practices, and very special ecosystem on the farm.
These are just a few of the amazing opportunities to explore, learn, and connect on the Whatcom County Farm Tour. “Whatcom County’s food and farming community is so rich and diverse,” says Jess Meyer, Sustainable Connections’ Outreach Coordinator. “The Farm Tour is a chance to experience that culture, enjoy delicious food, and appreciate the how food travels from farms to our tables.”
Sustainable Connections is thrilled to be able to share so many opportunities to dive deeper into our local food movement and the agricultural and culinary worlds of Northwest Washington and Whatcom County.
More Eat Local Month info: http://sustainableconnections.org/eat-local-month/
More Farm Tour info: https://sustainableconnections.org/whatcom-county-farm-tour/
Eat Local Month is made possible by support from Whatcom Community Foundation, Bellingham Farmers Market, Cascade Radio Group, FarmWild, Community Food Coop, Mt. Baker Care Center, Whatcom County, City of Bellingham, Aslan Brewing Company, Katheryn Moran Photography, Puget Sound Food Hub, and Heritage Bank
Photo of Small Acres Farm courtesy of Foto Mataio