Time: September 2, 2018 from 6pm to 9:30pm
Location: Boundary Bay Brewery Beer Garden
Street: 1107 Railroad Ave.,
Website or Map: https://communityfood.coop/
Event Type: community
Organized By: Karl Meyer
Latest Activity: Aug 8
Do-si-do and swing your partner to fund local farms and celebrate Eat Local Month.
Bellingham, Washington | The sixth annual Hootenanny to Benefit the Co-op’s Farm Fund is right around the corner. Join the fun and support local farms!
Kick up your heels and enjoy some rollicking live music, square dancing, a tractor photo booth, farmer recognition and awards, and Boundary Bay Brewery beer and local barbecue—all to benefit the Community Food Co-op’s Farm Fund. 100% of proceeds directly benefit sustainable, organic food and farming projects in Whatcom and Skagit counties.
“With ongoing community support the Farm Fund has fostered many innovated projects that increase the resiliency of our local farms—farms that provide us with fresh, local, organic food. The Hootenanny is our opportunity to celebrate and recognize the contributions of local farmers. “The Hoot” embodies the tradition of farming communities gathering together to celebrate a successful harvest season with live music, dance, camaraderie, and delicious food. The contributions of local musicians make the event even more heartfelt, and it’s also simply a whole lot of fun!” — Jean Rogers, Farm Fund administrator
6th Annual Hootenanny to Benefit the Community Food Co-op’s Farm Fund
Boundary Bay Brewery Beer Garden 1107 Railroad Ave., Bellingham
6–9:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 2 (Labor Day weekend)
$5 to $20 donation at the door. All ages, everyone welcome.
Eat and drink local goods throughout the night (available by purchase)—delicious local Boundary Bay BBQ!
6 p.m.: Doors open
6:30–7:30 p.m.: Square dance with caller John Hatten and “The Great Big Taters,” an ensemble of some of Bellingham’s best old-timey musicians. Join in or enjoy from the sidelines.
7:30–8 p.m.: Farmer awards and Farm Fund and Eat Local Month info presentation
8–9:30 p.m.: Dance to Sky Colony
(For the kids: Additional fun and entertainment with Frank and Beans from the Co-op’s Real Food Show from 6:15–8:15 p.m.)
With the support of our enthusiastic community of local farm lovers, the Farm Fund continues to grow. Since 2000, the Co-op’s Farm Fund has distributed $383,825+ to more than 55 local farms, and food and farming organizations.
The Community Food Co-op is happy to co-sponsor this lively, fun community event with Sustainable Connections. Together we’ll kick off Eat Local Month in grand fashion—a month in which our community celebrates all the folks who work hard every day to provide us with local food. For info about other Eat Local Month events visit eatlocalfirst.org.