FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 21, 2022

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jess Meyer, Food & Farming Outreach Coordinator
Sustainable Connections
jessicam@sustainableconnections.org
(360) 647-7093 x111
https://sustainableconnections.org/

September Eat Local Month & the 2022 Whatcom Farm Tour

This September, Sustainable Connections invites the community to reconnect to local food by experiencing the abundance of what is grown, raised, harvested, and made right here in Whatcom County and Northwest Washington!

September Eat Local Month is a month‐long celebration of local food producers and food businesses. This is an opportunity for community members and tourists alike to explore new tastes and get up close and personal with those who grow and prepare our food.

September 17th is the return of the beloved Whatcom County Farm Tour! Local farms will swing open their gates to welcome the community to see, taste, feel, and learn hands‐on what goes into local food production. Farms on the tour produce a variety of products including vegetables, beef, pork, eggs & poultry, flowers, dairy, cheese, fruit, and yak. Learn about these and other unique farms, as well as the passion and care that goes into producing local food for our community.  

All month long, Bellingham, Whatcom, and Skagit restaurants and breweries will be running Eat Local Month specials! In September, visitors and locals will be able to find locally sourced dishes at all participating locations. Other featured events include SeaFeast, also on September 17th, which showcases Whatcom’s maritime heritage and our internationally renowned fishing and seafood industries. Sustainable Connections will also be celebrating all the opportunities to connect with local farmers markets.

Community members are encouraged to connect via Facebook and Instagram throughout the month of September for chances to win amazing locavore prizes.  

  • What: Eat Local Month | Farm Tour 
  • When: September 2022 | September 17, 2022
  • Where: Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, and Island counties
  • Who: Open to all
  • Price: FREE  
        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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