Local Markets & Farms –
Farmers Markets and Local Farms – Click on these links and be amazed at how easy it is to find farms and markets in our community. Doesn’t it make more sense to keep money circulating in your local community? Think about the cost involved in transporting imported farm products. Or yet, do you really know how or when the imported goods were grown and processed? When you get produce, eggs, and meat from local farmers you are assured of the quality of the food. Just FOOD FOR THOUGHT!
Our community is filled with several farms and markets offering a variety of products. You may not be able to find all your kitchen staples at these farms and markets, but you are sure to find nutritious, fresh and beautiful products. Plus visiting a farm or spending time at a market is a fun family activity.
These markets and farms are just a few of the many in our community, below are links to several resources to help find and learn about the many markets and farms out there!
- SUSTAINABLE CONNECTIONS Is a unique organization in Whatcom County, WA dedicated to promoting environmentally friendly farming and manufacturing practices in our county. This link takes you to their “Farm Finder” with a list of farms using sustainable farming practices.
- Eat Local First, is a local publication showcasing food from Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan & Island counties and is a trusted source for finding local food and farms. A resource for locating restaurants, markets, and food businesses that purchases from local food producers.
- Want to help local farmers and eat healthy? Visit the Local Harvest website to get information on farms in your area. They have an amazing interactive map of the US that pinpoints local farm locations, information on their products and contact information. It’s an incredible site that supports the small family farmers.
- EAT WILD This site leads you to United States’ families growing beef, eggs, poultry, goats, dairy products and hogs. Each farm lists their standards (organic, all-natural etc) but all are listed as naturally grown on open range without the use of hormones or antibiotics. You can expect to pay a little more but price is outweighed when comparing nutritional value and supporting the small family farmers.
- USDA FARMER’S MARKETS Find your local farmers markets. The USDA maintains this easy-to-use database through their Agricultural Marketing Service. You’ll not only find information but they offer a map to get there. How about supporting local farmers and have an enjoyable family event. Most markets also have food booths.
- NATIONAL FARMERS MARKET DIRECTORY The NFMD maintains a database searchable by state, zip or name to help connect growers, vendors & various small businesses with consumers in their own local community.