Stories

Next time you drive down Mt Baker Highway, I want you to try something. Take the time to notice and count the number of places you can buy fresh produce. I know, it’s hard to take your eyes off of the breathtaking views of the North Cascades and the glacial cap sitting atop Kulshan....

The Rome Store, on Mount Baker Highway, is more than a hundred years old. In 1915 the store was moved, atop giant rolling logs, from Goshen to its current location. It’s easy to imagine it as a bustling community hub, before Mount Baker Highway was paved, with all kinds of homestead staples.

The farming lifestyle is an alluring one. Waking up with the sun, spending time outdoors, the independence of knowing that your food is coming from within walking distance – what’s not to love? Given this idyllic picture of the American farmer, it may seem strange that we’re simply running out of them. The average...

If you don't know these two, I'd like to warmly introduce you to Kirby and Tina White, owners of Homeskillet. Antartic dwellers, world explorers, artists, community builders, and comfort food extraordinaires. In 2012, they opened Homeskillet to instant fanfare--there's been a line out the door since day one (seriously)!

Take a moment to think about the word 'values'. It's come to be used in a number of ways and can invoke different ideas, feelings, and emotions. Values can be a light that guides us, or they can be a filter for how we see the world. They can be tightly held or loosely...

Garlic parmesan shrimp scampi, veggie Thai curry with coconut rice, spicy buffalo wings and homemade ranch dipping sauce…scrolling through Pintrest feels exciting and wildly aspirational at the same time. If I’m lucky I can pull off one “fancy” recipe a week. It’s almost always worth it, but dang does it take time!

How many farmers have you seen in a single room at once? If you're like most people, the answer is probably between zero and two (unless you count the farmers market depot as a room). In fact, it's really quite difficult to get a group of farmers together for a number of reasons. First,...

Fresh Pasta, Made Simply By Alex Smith When I think of the holiday season, my mind immediately turns to good food shared with good people and a healthy amount of laughter. So it was perfectly fitting that I had the chance to visit the home of Bellingham Pasta Co and the owner, Katie Hinton....

HIGH QUALITY PASTURED PORK FOR THE PUGET SOUND By Caitlin Singer With 13 years of combined farming experience, Katie Pencke and Matthew McDermott are practiced and accomplished farmers. From their roots in educational agriculture, they’re currently transitioning into providing local, organically-managed, pasture-raised pork. The term “alluvial” describes the fan-shaped deposits of soil at the...

Many know Menace Brewing and their small dynasty. With The Local and Annex downtown and the taproom out in the Fountain District, 2017 has been a big year for them! The taproom opened this January and they’ve brought on new and talented staff at the Local, they’re also working to launch a project called...