Time: May 25, 2017 from 1pm to 4pm
Location: Squalicum Boathouse
Street: 2600 North Harbor Loop Dr.
Event Type: networks, community, education
Organized By: Diana Meeks
Latest Activity: May 8, 2017
All are invited to attend the Whatcom Food Network’s Spring Forum on May 25th for a chance to learn from a panel of dairy farmers about the different sizes and types of dairies working in Whatcom County, their current challenges and opportunities, and where the Whatcom dairy industry may be headed. The panel will include Appel Farms, Twin Brook Creamery, and MyShan Dairy, among others.
The Whatcom Food Network is composed of the various agencies, organizations, and stakeholders working to strengthen our local food system. The Network hosts two forums every year in order to increase communication and collaboration and to raise awareness of work being done to create a sustainable, just, and healthy food system.
On May 25th, we will take a deep dive into one of our most important local agricultural sectors: dairy. Whatcom County’s dairy farms have played an important role in our county’s history, and continue to be a major part of local food production. Whatcom County currently boasts over 90 dairy producers – more than any county in the Pacific Northwest region – with a unique mix of small, mid, and large-size farms.
Come to the Spring Forum to learn more about the changing face of this important sector, network with other professionals working in our local food system, and hear about the work the Whatcom Food Network has been doing to shepherd a Whatcom Food System Plan and update the Whatcom Community Food Assessment.
The Whatcom Food Network Spring Forum is free, but attendees must RSVP as space is limited. This event was made possible by generous support from the Whatcom Community Foundation.