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Fairhaven Holiday Festival December | Fridays & Saturdays Allied Arts Festival of the Arts November-December | 3rd to last Friday Nov through Dec. 24th Mama’s Garden Family Harvest Festival, Deming October | 2nd Weekend
Experience the best that beautiful Whatcom County has to offer.
Whatcom Artist Studio Tour October |1st & 2nd Weekends
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Cloud Mountain Farm Fruit Festival, Everson October |1st Weekend
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Bellingham SeaFeast, Bellingham Sept 30-Oct 1
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Bellingham Traverse September | 3rd Saturday
Look for the Eat Local First logo at restaurants, farmers markets, grocery stores, and farm stands and stay connected as you taste your way through NW Washington, from farm to fork.
UNIQUE MENU • LOCAL INGREDIENTS • AUTHENTIC CUISINE
Whatcom County Farm Tour September | 2nd Saturday
Leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life and visit a working dairy and artisan cheese farm.
Eat Local Month September | All Month Long Northwest Washington Fair, Lynden August |3rd Week
This publication is brought to you by the Sustainable Connections’ Food & Farming Program – our work supports new farmers, connects eaters and food buyers to local farms, fisherman and food artisans, and is a resource for building a vibrant local food economy in Northwest Washington. We are the home of the Eat Local First Campaign, the Whatcom County Farm Tour, September Eat Local Month, NW WA Chefs Collaborative, and the NW WA Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting.
Subdued Stringband Jamboree August | 2nd Weekend Northwest Raspberry Festival July | 3rd Weekend Lynden Farmers Day Parade June | 1st Saturday
Ski to Sea Race & Fairhaven Festival May | Memorial Day Weekend Chef in the Market May | 3rd Saturday through Sept Dirty Dan’s Seafood Festival April | 4th Sunday Opening Day of the Bellingham Farmers Market April | 1st Saturday
2016 WHATCOM COUNTY EVENTS Whatcom County
DRINK. . EXPLORE.
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TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER
Nestled in between the mountains and the sea, with a blend of picturesque farmland and Bellingham with a thriving food and arts scene – we are a growing hotspot for a delicious array of food & farming experiences.
OUR PICKS FOR YOUR VISIT: Take a drive: farms open their doors to the public for the Whatcom County Farm Tour, always the 2nd Saturday in September, and all the farms listed in this guide have open-to-the-public hours for visits throughout the seasons. Wind down with a craft beer at one of 10 local breweries in Bellingham alone! Join us for the excitement of farm-to-table dining year round, with some of the most talented chefs this side of the Mississippi sourcing unique local fare for their menus. Stop by a local farmers market to taste the flavors of our region. From berry fields to fine dining, NW Washington offers it all. Plan a trip for a romantic weekend, or packed with activities for the whole family. Experience Northwest Washington farms & food, and enjoy the bounty we have here — we can’t wait to share it with you!
BELLINGHAM FOODIE HEAVEN
MOUNT BAKER FOODIE ADVENTURE
Start your morning off with breakfast at Old Town Café – a morning institution with options for vegans to omnivores and everything in between. Peruse the antique shops and mini mall down the block to find local treasures and head up Holly St. to Railroad and State Streets for more shopping. If it’s Tue-Fri, enjoy lunch at Ciao Thyme, recently voted Bellingham’s Best Lunch, for a truly local meal and memorable lunch experience. Afterwards explore Joe’s Garden, an urban farm just South of downtown to check out their thriving landscape and farm stand. Make the loop through Fairhaven and Boulevard Park, and when dinner time rolls around, check out one of these new hip spots: Maikham (farm-to-table thai) or Cosmos Bistro (locally-sourced comfort fare). Rest your head at The Chrysalis Inn & Spa for a great view of beautiful Bellingham Bay, just a few minutes walk from downtown Fairhaven.
Explore Cloud Mountain Farm Center’s beautiful farm and nursery, with dozens of fruit tree varieties, organic vegetables and nursery products, out near Everson. For lunch, head to Good To Go Meat Pies in Everson or Lynden for a delightful scratch made pasty and soup. BelleWood Acres is an awesome spot for kids of all ages with train rides, u-pick apples, a pumpkin patch, and a distillery and tasting room with spirits made from their apples. For more tastes, head east to Samson Estates Winery, with fruit-based and traditional wines that are sure to please. Still going strong? A favorite spot is The North Fork Brewery on the Mt. Baker Hwy near Deming. You won’t want to miss this pizzeria, beer shrine, wedding chapel and microbrewery.
Visit eatlocalfirst.org for events & happenings all year long. Visit Bellingham.org for additional itineraries.
Farm stands can range from full-fledged shops with tastings and tours, to self-serve stands – explore and enjoy! U-Pick berry, apple and veggie farms are gems scattered throughout our picturesque landscape – grab a basket and have fun.
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Farms • Gardens • Markets • Restaurants Lodging • Vineyards • Breweries Many thanks to our program sponsors and funders who help ensure Sustainable Connections’ Food & Farming Program continues.
Farmers Markets are a festive way to savor the food & farming culture Bellingham and Whatcom County have to offer. Grab lunch while you’re there! FARM-TO-TABLE DINING
Many of our local restaurants work directly with local farms, whipping up unique farm-totable dishes. Ask your server what’s local today, and visit in September for Eat Local Month! INDIE SHOPS
Northwest Washington is full of unique, independent retailers with everything from vintage shops to outdoor gear, art galleries galore, books, jewelry, gifts and more.
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3 Rivers Farm
5561 North Fork Rd, Deming (360) 383-8750 www.3riversfarm.com 3 Rivers Farm is an extraordinary experimental farm on the beautiful Nooksack River in Deming, WA. Vegetables, fruits and nuts, herbs and occasionally eggs and mushrooms are grown organically and available at the farmstand. We are a developing permaculture food forest, make our own Biochar and host an amazing AirB&B. E2 2
Apple Creek Orchard
5367 Barr Road, Ferndale (360) 384-0915 www.applecreekorchard.com Welcome to our U-Pick orchards. There are 5 acres of apples and pears featuring Jonagold, Melrose, Snowsweet, and Mutsu apples plus numerous varieties of pears. Local honey too. We provide picking buckets, carts, and boxes. Open Thurs-Tue, October 1 - October 31. C2 3
7655 Melody Lane, Ferndale (360) 384-1260 www.barbiesberries.com Our family-owned business welcomes your family to enjoy a harvest of luscious fruit. Visit our picturesque mini-farm offering U-pick/ We-pick strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. The season begins in June with strawberries. In July, you can pick all three fruits. Frozen berries year round. C2 4
Barlean’s Fishery Inc.
3660 Slater Rd (Entrance on Lake Terrell Rd), Ferndale (360) 384-0325 www.barleansfishery.com Established in 1972, Barlean’s Fishery is a second generation family owned full service fishery and retail store. Open year round, Barelan’s offers over 35 species of fish, live and frozen items, UPS shipping, and custom processing (filleting, vacuum packaging, and freezing) and smoking. They are also home to Peg Leg Dave’s food truck! B2
BelleWood Acres Farm 5
6140 Guide Meridian, halfway between B’ham and Lynden (360) 318-7720 www.bellewoodfarms.com BelleWood Acres is your Honeycrisp headquarters. We grow a variety of apples, pears, pumpkins and gourds. Enjoy our fresh cider, honey-roasted peanut butter, dried apple chips and apple pies. Eat a bit in the Country Café and enjoy a taste of our spirits in the distillery. C2
Bellingham Country Gardens 6
2838 E Kelly Rd 1/2 mile West of Mt Baker Hwy, Bellingham (360) 223-3724 www.bellinghamcountrygardens.com, Find us on Facebook Our family farm offers fresh-picked and U-Pick VEGETABLES, FLOWERS, STRAWBERRIES (ever-bearing strawberries available June, early July, August and September) and late season RASPBERRIES, all NO SPRAY chemical free. All of your vegetable needs are here. Come enjoy our farm, bring the kids Grandma & Grandpa too! D2 7
6799 Old Guide Road; 5296 Guide-Meridian, Lynden (360) 961-4702 www.bjornstadfarms.net Bjornstad Farms is located in Whatcom County just 5 miles south of Lynden. We pride ourselves on our sweet, large strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Starting in June the strawberries ripen. Visit us at our U-pick farm or purchase your picked strawberries at our stands. Hours of operation: Mon-Sun: 10am until sold out. C2
Blanchard Mountain Farm 8
15404 Estes Road, Bow Find us on Facebook! We offer delicious organically grown produce to create your own farm to table meal! Visit our new farm stand (10-6 daily) or stay in our new guesthouse, both opening mid July 2016. Just 0.4 mile off Chuckanut Drive, near Edison. D5
Bow Hill Blueberries
15628 Bow Hill Rd, Bow (360) 399-1006 www.bowhillblueberries.com Bow Hill Blueberries is a small farm run by a small family with a huge commitment to growing heirloom blueberries organically. Established in 1947, it is the oldest blueberry farm in Skagit Valley. The farm store is open year-round offering frozen blueberries and handcrafted organic jam, pickles, sauce, marinade and dried blueberries made right on the farm, plus blueberry ice cream! D5
3595 Breckenridge Rd, Everson (360) 220-4102 www.breckenridgeblueberries.com Our USDA certified organic blueberry farm is family owned and operated. We offer several different varieties of blueberries for U-Pick or fresh market. The season generally begins around the second week of July and lasts 6-12 weeks. Call ahead for large fresh market orders. Like us on Facebook! D5 11 Breckenridge
602 East Main St, Everson and 534 Cherry St, Sumas (360) 966-4343 www.bellinghambizeview.com/ breckenridgefarm We offer our sweet, fresh milk, cream, sour cream, soft serve ice cream, and butter under the Dairy Best label. Milk from our 80 cows is slow vat pasteurized, homogenized, and bottled daily right on the farm. Drive-up service in Everson, 12-7pm, Mon-Sat. Sumas store is open daily 7am-10pm and also carries local cheeses, eggs, fresh berries, and more. D1 12 Burk
1594 W Badger Rd, Custer (360) 745-5592 www.burkridgefarms.com We produce the highest quality Truly Grass Fed Beef, pastured pork, organically fed eggs you can buy. We butcher and process all of our meats in house at our farm. All our beef is dry aged 3 weeks for flavor and tenderness! Come see for yourself the difference. C1 13 Cascade
2667 Willeys Lake Rd, Custer (360) 366-5188 Family owned and operated since 1985. Farm stand open 10am to 6pm, seven days a week, May 1st to October 1st and Fri-Sun 10-6, Oct 1-Dec 31. Veggie starts, petunia hanging baskets, vegetables and blueberries available in season (Blueberries available August 1st). C1 14 Cascadia
Find us at the Bellingham Farmers Market (360) 714-8859 www.cascadiamushrooms.com Farmed & Foraged in Whatcom County since 2005. Certified Organic mushroom farm and wild mushroom foragers. Our mission is to bring our community the best in fresh gourmet & medicinal mushrooms as well as an eyeopening experience in the fields of mycology and mushroom cultivation. Fresh mushrooms, D.I.Y. grow kits, garden compost, education and more! C2 15 Cleaarian
5455 Allison Rd, Bellingham (360) 592-5106 One acre of fresh market and U-pick blueberries. Season lasts from 6 to 12 weeks beginning approximately July 4 and ending mid-September. D2 16 Cloud Mountain Farm Center
6906 Goodwin Rd, Everson (360) 966-5859 www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org Visit our nonprofit farm education center, where we grow food, farmers, and community! We operate a retail nursery and teach gardening workshops. Our farm stand sells vegetables and fruits, all grown on site. Your purchases support our new farmer education, farmer incubator, and research programs. Summer Harvest Day Saturday, July 30th, Fall Fruit Festival Oct 1st and 2nd. D2 17 Drifters
Find us at the Anacortes Farmers Market (907) 317-2958 www.driftersfish.com We are a husband and wife wild salmon company who fish together every summer on the Copper River and spend winters on Guemes Island. Our frozen salmon is portioned and vacuum packed within hours of being harvested - tastes as fresh as the day it came out of the ocean. Find us at the Anacortes Farmers Market! Call or email for more information. C5 18 Galley
Find us at the Bellingham Farmers Market (360) 543-3556 Salmon Sausage made from wild, Alaskan salmon caught by our family fishery. Whole fish fillets combined with local and organic ingredients to put healthy sausage on your plate. Available at select restaurants, Co-ops, and every Saturday at the Bellingham Farmers Market. A2 19 Gothberg
15203 Sunset Road, Bow (360) 202-2436 www.gothbergfarms.com Gothberg Farms produces artisan, farmstead goat cheese since 2004 on 40 picturesque acres in Edison. Great cheese starts with great milk and our goats give the best! The animals are treated with the utmost care and attention in every aspect. Animal Welfare approved. Favorite cheeses are chevre, feta, gouda and cheddar. D5
20 Hauck’s Orchard and Produce
1920 Harksell Rd, Ferndale (360) 384-5967 www.haucksorchard.com We are a non-certified organic specialty orchard producing Asian pears, sour cherries, sweet cherries, Italian plums, grapes and regular pears.Fruit is available June-Nov; cherries June-July, apples Sept-Nov, Asian pears Aug-Nov, and Italian prune plums Aug-Sept. Cherries are U-pick or We-pick; all other fruit is sold picked. Please call for hours. C2 21 Inspiration
619 E Laurel Rd, Bellingham (360) 398-7061 www.inspirationfarm.com An integrated homestead farm utilizing permaculture, biodynamic and beyond organic practices. Offering a seasonal farm stand, culinary and seed garlic, classes, farm tours, and permaculture design consultation services. See our farm website for class listings. Also home of Gossamer Glass Gallery - blown art glass by Brian Kerkvliet. D2 22 Joe’s
3110 Taylor Ave, Bellingham (360) 671-7639 www.joesgardens.com Experience Joe’s Gardens, a 7-acre farm located 5 minutes from downtown Bellingham with an 85 year history of providing fresh produce and plants. March – June we offer the finest vegetable starts, bedding plants and hanging baskets. June – October we offer a large variety of locally grown berries, fruits, vegetables and bouquets. C3 23 La
Conner Flats Farm
15978 Best Rd, Mount Vernon (360) 840-1163 www.laconnerflats.com We are a fifth generation, 233-acre Centennial Farm located outside of La Conner in the beautiful Skagit Valley. We have an 11-acre display garden around the homestead that is a great venue for a stroll amongst the rhododendrons, a cup of coffee with our goats, or an afternoon wedding. Visit our cafe and farm stand to try our produce! D6 24 Mama’s
2600 Valley Hwy, Deming (360) 739-3063 email@example.com We are 3 moms committed to growing quality garden vegetables for local families. Visit our roadside stand on Hwy 9 between mile marker 73 & 74. We grow a wide variety of produce with some of the best sweet corn in the valley and a great autumn harvest with lots of pumpkins. Open May-Oct, with our Harvest Festival Oct 8 & 9, 10-4. E3 25 Mariposa
5824 Lawrence Rd, Everson (360) 920-1920 Our farm offers fresh picked vegetables, herbs, and berries. We grow a wide variety of produce and we can be found at the Bellingham Farmers Market. Our goal is to provide fresh local produce to our community. D2 26 Osprey
5800 Saxon Rd, Acme (360) 595-9134 www.ospreyhillfarm.com Located in the heart of the Acme Valley, we’re a 15-acre family farm with a commitment to high quality standards and ecological stewardship. Look for our naturally grown eggs, pastured poultry, and produce at Whatcom and Skagit County natural food stores and through our website store. E4 27 Rabbit
19405 J Nelson Rd, Mount Vernon (360) 393-8747 rabbitfieldsfarm.com Rabbit Fields is a small certified organic farm on the alluvial fan of the Skagit river. We love what we do, embracing the farming lifestyle. Driven by enthusiastic energy and a passion for sustainable living practices, we are dedicated to providing fresh, local, organic food to our community, while maintaining and preserving its farm land. D6 28 Samish
15115 Bow Hill Road, Bow (360) 766-6707 www.samishbay.com Find us on Facebook! We are a Certified Organic farmstead cheese dairy. We make cheese, yogurt, and kefir out of all of our milk. We also raise beef and pork. Tastings daily at our dairy on Bow Hill Road. Find us at the Saturday Farmers Market in Bellingham and other area markets. Vacation Rental at the Farmhouse. Find more information on our website. D5 29 Sm’Apples
1197 Willey’s Lake Rd, Ferndale (360) 318-1776 smapples.com Start your own family tradition at one of Whatcom Co. best kept secrets where you can still pick your own apples starting at $.75 a pound. Some of the best HoneyCrisp, Jonagold, Fuji, and Akane in Western Washington. We will even pick them for you if you call or email ahead with your order. C1
Frog Organic Farm
5709 Putnam Rd, Everson (360) 303-3711 www.holistichomestead.net Certified Grown Local is Non-GMO. We are located 12 mi from Bellingham at Nugents Corner off 542, Mt. Baker Hwy. Farm Stand is open during April thru October. We offer U-pick for berries, orchard fruit, melons, sweet corn, squash, pumpkins heirloom tomatoes, and any veggies you can think of here on the farm. Farm Fresh Eggs too! D2 31 Sumas
(360) 319-0895 helenssumasriverfarm.com At Sumas River Farm, certified organic in 2007, we grow lots of your seasonal favorites; vegetables, berries, and flowers – from spring peas and strawberries to rhubarb and fall melons. The Dutch Gambrel barn, listed in the Washington State Heritage Barn Registry, and the Folk Victorian house, built 1888, oversee this modern mini-farm. Harvest & visits by appointment. E1 32 Twin
6202 Portal Way, Ferndale (360) 739-1300 www.twinsisterscreamery.com Twin Sisters Creamery is a family owned artisan cheese producer, with a retail cheese shop, offering classes and private events. We proudly produce Whatcom Blue, a delicious raw milk artisan blue cheese, and Whatcom White made with local Jersey milk. Our artisan cheeses compliment any cheese board, and adds amazing flavor with incredible melting properties. C2 33 Viva
15366 Ovenell Rd, Burlington (360) 969-7191 www.vivafarms.org Viva Farms supports beginning farmers through our innovative farm incubator program. We sell delicious berries, fresh fruit, vegetables, and flowers through wholesale markets and our seasonal farm stand from May - October, at Highway 20 and Higgins Airport Way in Burlington. All sales help sustainable small farmers grow their own independent farm businesses! Accepts EBT/Food Stamps D6
GARDEN 34 Full
2330 Tuttle Lane, Lummi Island (360) 758-7173 www.fullbloomfarmpeonies.com Peony roots, cut flowers, vegetables, fruit, fresh eggs, and beautiful on-farm lodging. Our island farm stand is always open from May – November. See our website for lodging information, cooking classes, wedding and event flowers, and peony root ordering online. Peony fields in bloom from mid May to early July. Visitors welcome! B3 35 Kent’s
Garden and Nursery
Bellingham Farmers Market
1100 Railroad Ave, Bellingham (360) 647-2060 www.BellinghamFarmers.org An open-air market place where visitors can find fresh, local produce, fine crafts, and readyto-eat foods while enjoying entertainment, learning about local agriculture, and celebrating their community. Saturday Market: 10am-3pm, third Saturday Jan-Mar and every Saturday from April-December, Downtown on Railroad & Chestnut. Wednesday Market: 125pm June-September, Fairhaven Village Green behind Village Books. A2 40
5766 Cains Ct, Bow (360) 766-4065 www.breadfarm.com Located in the quaint village of Edison, at the base of Chuckanut Drive, Breadfarm specializes in hearth-baked artisan breads, rustic pastries, cookies and house-made pantry staples. We source local, natural and often organic ingredients. Non-GMO certified. Come visit our shop or find us seasonally at a Farmers Market near you. Cash or check only. D5 41 Community
Downtown 1220 N Forest St; Cordata 315 Westerly Rd, Bellingham (360) 734-8158 communityfood.coop Your locally grown, community-owned natural foods market since 1970. Two full-service stores with a focus on fresh, local, and organic food; in-house scratch delis; comprehensive wellness selection; and a commitment to sourcing quality products throughout our stores. Plus, the Co-op Bakery Café with freshbaked treats to tickle your taste buds. A2, C3
42 Crossroads Grocery, Inc.
7802 Silver Lake Rd, Maple Falls (360) 599-9657 Located at the corner of Mt. Baker Hwy and Silver Lake Rd, Crossroads offers over 3500 videos to rent, the best beer and wine selection in the East County, a large selection of bulk, organic and gluten-free foods and fresh local produce when in season. We also feature items from local crafters and artisans! We accept WIC and SNAP (food stamps). E1 43 Dandelion
(360) 933-1130 www.dandelionorganic.com Fresh, seasonal organic produce delivered to your home or office for just $28 to $36, equivalent to store prices. Sourcing from local growers first, bins include a great balance of fruits and vegetables. Two bin sizes, customized menus, and weekly or every-otherweek service are available. Eat seasonal veggies, save money and time, and support local sustainable agriculture. C3 44
5428 Northwest Rd, Bellingham (360) 384-4433 www.kentsgardenandnursery.com Women owned and operated for 15 years. Kent’s offers wide varieties of fruit trees, vegetable starts, and herbs, as well as shade trees and conifers, annuals and perennials. We have a knowledgeable sales staff that will take the time to help you have Serious fun in the garden. C2
5465 Potter Rd, Van Zandt (360) 592-2297 www.everybodys.com Everybody’s Store, on Highway 9 in Van Zandt: Whatcom County’s oldest natural food destination is famous for its organic garden, the distinguished deli laden with local sausages and dozens of imported and organic cheeses and wines. This exotic grocery carefully stocks a diversity of organic produce, gifts, supplements, outdoor books & guides, housewares and apparel. E3
3106 Thornton Rd, Ferndale (360) 393-7057 www.redbarnlavender.com Red Barn Lavender has over 3,600 lavender plants under cultivation. Find us at the Bellingham Farmers Market, phone us, or check our on-line store for dried lavender bunches and buds, essential oil, hydrosol, honey, soaps, lotions, and many other lavender products. C2 37 Triple
2424 Zell Rd, Ferndale (360) 296-5056 www.triplewrenfarms.com Did you know you can order fresh flowers direct from our family flower farm? Go to triplewrenfarms.com to have your custom bouquet delivered with a song! We grow specialty cut flowers, foliage, & seasonal produce all Salmon Safe Certified and pesticide free. We also offer a flower CSA, a DIY wedding flowers program, floral workshops, and sell our blooms at many local retailers and florists. C1
MARKETS 38 Anacortes
7th St & R Ave, Anacortes (360) 293-7922 www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org Summer Market Opening Day at Depot (7th & R). Enjoy the fun as we launch into our Summer Market Season! Art show, live music, fresh produce, baked goods, crafts and more! C5
Whatcom County & NW WA (360) 733-8720 www.haggen.com Your Northwest grocer for more than 83 years, we’re proud to carry products from Washington companies. We offer Washington-grown produce from growers throughout the state and just down the road, Washington wines, spirits and craft brews, and all sorts of groceries as well as health and beauty care. C3, D3
Skagit Valley Food Co-op
202 S First St, Mount Vernon (360) 336-9777 www.skagitfoodcoop.com The Skagit Valley Food Co-op is a co-operative natural foods market, providing fresh local and organic produce and wholesome groceries to community members since 1973. The Co-op’s award-winning Deli offers a seating area, bakery, salad, soup, hot entrees bar, sandwiches, handmade ice cream, an organic juice and coffee bar; plus healthy, delicious pre-packaged foods. D6
Terra and the Bellingham Public Market
1530 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham (360) 715-8020 www.TerraOrganicFood.com A variety of great locally owned businesses under one roof! Our tenants include Terra Organic & Natural Foods, Electric Beet Juice Co., Ambo Ethiopian Cuisine, Trapeze Café & Deli, Makizushi Sushi Bar, Living Earth Herbs, Film is Truth (video rentals), and Mount Baker Books. Accepts EBT. B1
The Cheese Shop at Appel Farms
6605 Northwest Road, Ferndale (360) 312-1431 www.thecheesefarm.net Our passion behind Appel Farms cheese comes from our love of farming, family, the land, and the community that we live in, and that is what we love to share. We’re all about creating the best quality cheese for the customers that we love. Stop on by the farm to meet us, sample our cheese, and take a break from the hustle and bustle of life. C2
DINING 49 Acme
Bellingham (888) ACME-381 acmeicecream.com Why is Acme Ice Cream so “Damn Good?” We never add air to our ice cream, so you get more pure ice cream. Acme Ice Cream is incredibly creamy with a unique, taffy-like texture. We produce our ice cream in downtown Bellingham using only fresh Whatcom county milk with no added hormones. Acme Ice Cream is available by the pint throughout Whatcom and Skagit Counties and by the scoop at Rocket Donuts.
Aslan Brewing Co. see #77 50
1313 Railroad Ave Downtown; 1135 11th St Fairhaven; 2301 James St Sunnyland; 444 Front St Lynden; 2020 Humboldt St Bakery (360) 715-DELI www.avenuebread.com Join us at one of our distinct neighborhood cafes for breakfast & lunch. Bellingham’s choice for sweet & savory pastries and award winning sandwiches on our handcrafted bread, plus wholesome soups and fresh salads. We deliver a fine array of artisan breads daily to grocers and restaurants throughout Whatcom and Skagit. Schedule a custom-designed group lunchbox brought to your office today! A2, A3 B1, D3, D1
BelleWood Country Café
6140 Guide Meridian, halfway between B’ham and Lynden (360) 318-7720 www.bellewoodfarms.com BelleWood Country Café is just”darn fine farm food.” Whether it is breakfast at 8:00 or lunch till 5:00, it is always fresh and homemade. From soups to salads, sandwiches to fresh apple pie, we are the change you are looking for. Enjoy indoor or outdoor dining. C2 52 Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
1107 Railroad Ave, Bellingham (360) 647-5593 www.bbaybrewery.com Bellingham’s original craft beer destination has been independently owned and operated since 1995. The family-friendly brewery and bistro serves up award-winning, handcrafted beer and locally-sourced fresh Northwest food. Enjoy the beautiful beer garden, outdoor dining and live music every week during the summer! A2 53
1151 N State St, Bellingham (360) 255-0244 www.cosmosbistrobellingham.com Cosmos Bistro, located in the historic Herald Building, has become well known for its delicious, sustainable and reasonably priced elevated homestyle cuisine with a twist. We simply produce the freshest, most delicious and interesting fare, sourced as much as possible from local and sustainable farms and producers, and serve that food to you with love. A2 57
2701 E. Smith Rd, Bellingham (360) 223-4900 www.cravecatering.net Crave Catering... personal care for your catered affair! Our passionate team contributes decades of culinary expertise & service acumen to Crave Catering. We take exceptional pride in our work & strive to maintain the well-regarded clean quality for which Crave Catering is known at a reasonable price. Our collective commitment to delicious, local food contributes to the company’s sustainability equation. D2 58 Diamond
60 Evolve Chocolate Truffles LLC
1309A N State St, Bellingham (360) 220-1898 www.evolvetruffles.com Known for their award winning truffles and sipping chocolate, Evolve’s grassroots philosophy is keeping their integrity pure, intentions positive, …thinking outside the box, supporting local collaborations, sourcing local; and loving fair-trade, non-GMO, and organic ingredients–a mutual relationship with sustainability for a happy community. Find Evolve Chocolate at the Bellingham Farmers Market! A2 61 FatPie
1015 Harris Ave, Bellingham (360) 366-8090 fatpiepizza.com Located in the heart of Fairhaven, FatPie Pizza brings two unique and delicious pizzas to Bellingham. Chicago Style deep-dish pizza with a rich, flaky cornmeal crust and Detroit Style, a true pan pizza with a tender crispy crust. FatPie also offers thin crust pizza, fresh salads, burgers, sandwiches and pastas. A3 62 Good
To Go Meat Pies
128 W Main St, Everson & 1317 Commercial St, Bellingham 305 Grover, Lynden (360) 734-1071 (360) 966-2400 Everson www.brandywinekitchen.com goodtogomeatpies.com From seed to plate is a motto that encompasses Good To Go Meat Pies has become a destination both our history as food producers and our spot in both Everson and Lynden. We’re also belief that understanding and supporting local at the Bellingham Farmers Market. Baked food systems, leads to a superior product. A2 from scratch each day, our classic meat pies (pastys) are the perfect food to feed working Chuckanut Brewery & folks – and their families. Sweets, soups, veggie options. Locally sourced vegetables and Kitchen meat. Fairhaven Flour Mill flour used in all see #79 our pastry. D1, D1 54 Ciaò
207 Unity St, Bellingham (360) 733-1267 www.ciaothyme.com Ciao Thyme is for food lovers! Our team of culinarians bring local ingredients to life for lunches at our café, CT2GO take-home dinners, private events in our dining room, catering in the community and cooking classes. Also, our new event venue will be opening in mid-2016. Join us for a delicious meal soon! Cafe open Tue-Fri 11am-3pm. A1 55 Cliff
331 N State St, Bellingham (360) 734-8660 www.bellinghamcliffhouse.com The Cliff House has been serving great steaks and fresh seafood in Bellingham since 1968. We take pride in selecting fresh and local seafood, produce, herbs, coffee, wine, and beers. We offer the best view in Bellingham and pair that with recipes that showcase the fresh produce and seafood from our area. Open daily 4:30 - 9:30. C3
Keenan’s at the Pier
804 10th St, Bellingham (360) 392-5510 www.thechrysalisinn.com firstname.lastname@example.org Casual yet elegant, Keenan’s at the Pier, inside The Chrysalis Inn & Spa, features a fresh, locally-sourced menu and full bar. Executive Chef Eric Johnson and his culinary staff highlight the beauty and style of the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy a free panoramic view of Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands at every table seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, dinner, and brunch on Sundays. C3 64 Maikham
(360) 366-8193 maikham.com Chef Usanee was born and raised eating and cooking the fiery and boldly-flavored cuisine of Thailand’s Issarn region near the Lao border. Maikham’s unique recipes create the perfect balance of flavor. Enjoy dishes created using only the most authentic spices and finest, locally grown ingredients! A2
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Electric Beet Juice Co.
1530 Cornwall Ave (inside Terra, Organic & Natural Foods) Bellingham (360) 676-7477 www.electricbeetjuiceco.com At Electric Beet Juice Co., we make food your body and taste buds will love. Our organic artisan juices, smoothies, sandwiches, salads and raw treats will leave you feeling energized and satisfied. Try our popular GF chocolate pancakes for breakfast or the Spring Rolls for lunch! V, GF options galore. We make it easy (and delicious!) to eat well. B2
2400 Meridian St, Bellingham (360) 734-8687 diamondjimsgrill.com Locally owned breakfast and lunch diner. Proudly use Hempler bacon and serve eggs Benedict 7 days a week. C3 59
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The intention of this map is to give a general idea of the location of the farm or business. If you are a new visitor to any of the stops or unfamiliar with Whatcom County we encourage you to use another mapping resource as an aid in traveling to your destination. You can find a google version of this map at www.eatlocalfirst.org
1323 Railroad Ave, Bellingham (360) 734-3884 mallardicecream.com Bellingham’s best micro-batch gourmet ice cream, made from real food. Since 2001, they have innovated more than 600 flavors using organic and locally grown produce and exotic spices from specialty crafters. A taste (or a pint) of Mallard is a downtown Bellingham experience on everyone’s list. A2 66 Old
316 W Holly St, Bellingham (360) 671-4431 www.theoldtowncafe.com The Old Town Cafe is a family owned business. We prepare all our dishes in-house using as many local, regional and organic ingredients as possible. We serve local milk, eggs, beef and salmon burgers, bread, chicken and beer yearround. We also offer a backdrop for showcasing local artists and musicians. We strive to achieve a worker friendly workplace. A1 67 Onyx
1015 Railroad Ave #105, Bellingham (360) 739-2693 www.onyxcoffeebar.com We are your local source for the finest fresh roasted whole bean coffee on the planet. We produce coffee in Huehuetenango, Guatemala. We also buy from neighboring farms and supply to roasters around the globe. See website for limited hours of operation. A2 68 Pizzázza
inside Yorky’s Market 1501 12th St & 2418 Alabama St, Bellingham (360) 756-9322 (12th); (360) 647-1122 (Al.) www.pizzazza.com Our mission is to sustainably nourish our community by providing delicious, locally sourced food in a fun and innovative environment. Look for Pizza’zza Mobile at all your favorite events and breweries! D3, A4 69 Pure
1424 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham (360) 739 1612 www.pureblissdesserts.com Delectable desserts made from scratch, with locally sourced ingredients. From layered cakes to cheesecakes to cookies and cupcakes, we have every dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth. Enjoy your desserts individually by the slice in our retail shop or take home a whole dessert when pre-ordered. Yum! A2
1311 N State St, Bellingham (206) 484-7089 www.ravenbreads.com We are a small wholesale and market bakery, making whole grain sourdough bread and pastry. We bake rustic, nutritious, simple food with big flavor and the best local and organic ingredients we can find. Come visit us at the Saturday or Wednesday Bellingham Farmers Market! A2 71 Seeds
Bistro & Bar
623 Morris St, La Conner (360) 466-3280 www.seedsbistro.com Seeds is a family owned Bistro and Bar featuring a seasonal farm to table menu using locally grown produce from our neighboring farmers whenever possible, naturally nested eggs, Northwest sourced beef, seafood from our local fishermen and Northwest wines and locally crafted beer and spirits. Seeds is family owned and operated. C6 72 Shambala Ancient Grain Bakery & Farm to Fork Bistro
614 1st Ave S (Bistro); 311 Pine Square (Bakery), Mount Vernon (360) 854-2253 www.ShambalaBakery.com Shambala Bakery & Bistro stuffs their menu with a variety of tasty items that are robust and savory, prepared in a kitchen that avoids common allergens. The menu is all gluten-, soy-, and peanut-free, from delicious breads prepared with ancient grains, to farm fresh entrees made with full flavored, local, nutritious ingredients. WA Cider and Wines available too! D6 73 The
1319 Railroad Ave, Bellingham (360) 676-5288 www.bagelrybellingham.com There is nothing like a great bagel and The Bagelry has proudly served the best bagels in the Northwest since 1984, as well as locallyowned Lotus Coffee. Lotus Coffee is fairly traded, organic, and of specialty grade. With no preservatives or additives, the Bagelry’s bagels taste like the bagels our grandparents loved. A2 74 The
C Shop Candy Shop, Cafe & Pizza
4825 Alderson Rd at Birch Bay Dr, Birch Bay (360) 371-2070 www.thecshop.com Homemade candies, fudge, carmel, and molded chocolates. Watch candies being made while you chat with the candymaker. Bread, cinnamon rolls, and cookies baked from scratch. Sandwiches and brick oven pizza made fresh. Ice cream and home-roasted coffee. A Birch Bay landmark summer destination since 1971. B1
The North Fork Brewery & Beer Shrine
6186 Mt Baker Hwy, Deming (360) 599-2337 www.northforkbrewery.com We serve up kinship, weddings, solar power, seasonal pizzas, salads and small batches of live ales, lagers and sours...Defiantly diminutive for 19 years and counting. E2 76 The
191 18th St, Lynden (360) 933-1855 www.thewoodscoffee.com Seventeen locations in Whatcom & Skagit Counties - Visit Woods Coffee’s new public Roastery and tasting room at their Lakeway Drive location in Bellingham. Enjoy tastings, learn about coffee roasting and brewing methods, and more. Woods sources fresh & local ingredients for their bakery, and is committed to serving the community the freshest coffee available. A2, A3 B1, D3, D1
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Aslan Brewing Co.
1330 N Forest St, Bellingham (360) 778-2088 AslanBrewing.com A locally owned and operated brewpub pouring craft beer made on-site using 100% organic ingredients. Located in the heart of Bellingham, Aslan Brew serves up local and seasonal food to pair with its wide variety of unique beers (and house made soda-pop!). All ages. Cans, growlers, and kegs to-go! B2 78
6140 Guide Meridian, halfway between B’ham and Lynden (360) 318-7720 www.bellewoodfarms.com Artisan spirits made from the fruit of BelleWood Acres. Daily tastings are free. Experience the softness and full bodied flavor of our vodkas, brandies, gin and liqueurs. Made by passionate farmers with you in mind. C2
Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro see #52
Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen
1530 Cornwall Ave (in the Public 601 W Holly St, Bellingham; 11937 Higgins Market), Bellingham (360) 734-3207 www.livingearthherbs.com Airport Way, Burlington Living Earth Herbs is a small herbal medicine (360) 75-BEERS (752-3377) shop that manufactures its own herbal teas, www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com salves, and organic bodycare products. We National GABF Small Brewpub 2009 & Small specialize in creating custom formulas from our Brewery 2011 Chuckanut brews European style full selection of organic herbs, teas, tinctures, Lagers and Ales and serves them along with a and essential oils. We also carry a beautiful local, fresh menu including Wood Stone pizzas & burgers, entrees, appetizers, sandwiches and selection of locally made flower essences, beeswax candles, soaps, and jewelry. B2 more. Our restaurant welcomes all ages in our warm and fun environment daily. Waterfront/ outside seating. A2, D6 84 Wild Bird Chalet 108 Ohio St, Bellingham (360) 734-0969 80 Samson Estates www.wildbirdchalet.com Winery, LLC Have more birds visiting than you ever 1861 Van Dyk Rd, Everson imagined! Discover how to bring the simple (360) 966-7787 pleasure of wild nature to your home. Sit back, www.samsonestates.com relax and enjoy. B2 The winery was added to our existing raspberry and blueberry farm in 2001. We offer traditional red and white, fruit and dessert wines. All of LODGING our grapes and berries are carefully selected to achieve the highest quality in our award-winning wines. Visit our tasting room and Events Pavillion Full Bloom Farm to sample and purchase our wines and artisan see #34 chocolates. D2
The North Fork Brewery & Beer Shrine see #75 81 Wander
1807 Dean Ave, Bellingham (360) 647-6152 www.wanderbrewing.com We are an independent, family-owned, awardwinning craft brewery where customers can enjoy a pint, daily food trucks, and beer to go from our unique Brew Hall taproom and patio. We create beers that balance tradition with innovation, and our evolving tap list rotates from ales to lagers to barrel project beers. B1
BelleWood Country Store
6140 Guide Meridian, halfway between B’ham and Lynden (360) 318-7720 www.bellewoodfarms.com Visit our farm store for artisan food products, special farm gifts, local crafts and our own pies, ciders, syrup, vinegar and specialty peanut butters. Open year round from 8am-5pm. C2
Samish Bay Cheese see #28 85 The Chrysalis Inn and Spa
804 10th St, Bellingham Spa (360) 392-5515 www.thechrysalisinn.com The Chrysalis arose from a personal vision to capture the essence of the Northwest. Each of the boutique inn’s 43 spacious guest rooms overlooks a spectacular Northwest seascape and features a window seat, fireplace, down comforter, luxury amenities, and a 2-person bath elegantly set in natural slate. C3
FUN ACTIVITY 86 Mindport
210 W Holly St, Bellingham 360 647-5614 www.mindport.org Mindport’s handcrafted interactive exhibits have delighted folks of all ages since 1995. Listed as one of the best places to visit in Bellingham, surrounded by local eateries & situated in the heart of downtown. The gallery combines fine art, science and nature in thought provoking & playful ways. Admission $2. A2
Published on May 1, 2016
As a complement to the Whatcom Food & Farm Finder, the Culinary Agritourism Map is a regionally-placed guide to help spread the word about N...