Eat Local Month!

Dine, Celebrate, & Delight!

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Join us for Eat Local Month, a richly diverse celebration of our local food community.

And a chance to say thank you to our local food producers, restaurants, and artisans. For their contribution to our health, making sure we have access to a variety of fresh, nutritious, and tasty foods. For being stewards and caretakers of our natural resources and vast tracks of local land, protecting them for future generations as many producers strive for. And for the positive impact they have on our local economy. Collectively, they contribute millions locally in revenue and create thousands of jobs in our region–they are a vital part of our community’s economic health.

Savor restaurant specials all month long. Experience farm tour weekend events; connect with where your food comes from, meet local farmers, and tour Whatcom Farms. Explore local markets, delight in sea-to-plate, grain-to-glass, and farm-to-plate goodness!

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Kick up your heels &
kick off eat local month!

Farm Fund Celebration
September 1

Launching Eat Local Month
and the Community Food Co-op’s Farm Fund
annual fundraiser!

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Whatcom Farm Tour Weekend

September 7 & 8

Get the full farm-to-table experience!
Discover Whatcom County Farms and enjoy three more tasty locavore events…

Annual Whatcom County Farm Tour
See, taste, feel, and learn hands-on what goes into local food production. Meet unique Whatcom County farms and experience the passion and care that goes into producing local food for our community.
Farm-Infused Beer Tasting
Join us for a unique opportunity to drink Aslan beer infused with locally sourced produce. This event will showcase four beers with seasonal flavor profiles inspired and grown by Whatcom County farms.
Farm Tour Brunch
Dig into a delicious brunch at Cosmos Bistro, featuring farm farm-fresh eggs benedict, pastured proteins, and scratch-made breads, complete with all local coffees and teas.
Natural Wine Tasting + Bites
Taste sustainably farmed, non-intervention natural wines from the Columbia and Willamette Valleys with hor d’oeuvres and house-made desserts at Camber.

Find the Fork & Win!

Throughout September

We’re sending the community on a hunt to find the fork! When you spot the Eat Local First fork symbol, you can win awesome foodie prizes.

The fork symbol tells you that 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!

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Nourish our community
with Unity Care NW

2019 Unity Care NW Annual Gala
September 6th, 6pm-8pm

Ciao Thyme Commons
207 Unity St, Bellingham

An evening to nosh on local food and to learn about the Unity Care NW nutrition and food-based programs.

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Savor Restaurant Specials

Each of these restaurants is offering specials created with the freshest ingredients from Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan & Island county Farms throughout September. Keep your eye out for the fork icon which identifies dishes created with 50% or more locally sourced ingredients!

You’ll find Eat Local Month Specials at special prices of $8 and $14 at each restaurant. Visit their respective links here to learn more about each restaurant and their menus. Be sure to check back often in September for chances to win awesome prizes and gift cards from all these restaurants and other local foodie treats all month long, too!

Local Grocery Stores

Nourish the ones you love, nourish the place you live

You can find fresh local produce and specialty items at many of our independent grocers! Pick up a hard copy of the Eat Local Month Guide (available at the Bellingham Farmers Market, the Community Food Co-op, local libraries and participating Eat Local Month restaurants) and support your local grocer during the month of September.

Savor the bounty
of the Salish sea

Saturday & Sunday
Sept. 21 & 22, 2019
Zuanich Point Park
Squalicum Harbor
Bellingham, Washington

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Thank You to Our Eat Local Month Underwriter!

Thank You to Our Eat Local Month Lead Sponsors!

Thank You to Our Eat Local Month Supporting Sponsors!