Events planned for October Whatcom Co-Op Month

The Community Food Co-op in Bellingham is inviting local residents to participate in the first ever Whatcom County Co-op Month during October.

The month was officially proclaimed by Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville and Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws.

Whatcom County Co-op Month events

-All monthlong: Nominations will accepted for the Community Cooperator and Co-op Cooperator awards. Information and nomination forms about the annual awards are available at the service desk at both Community Food Co-op stores or online at

-Oct. 13, noon to 3 p.m.: Appreciation Day at the Cordata Co-op. Prizes, food sampling and fun for all ages. Live music by Chuck Dingée.

-Oct. 13 and 14: Plastic garden pots will be collected for recycling at the Cordata Co-op. Community member can bring plastic plant tags and any size plastic pots, packs and flats (whole or broken). Items don’t need to be washed but should  be free of soil and debris. Collection and recycling is courtesy of Nick Guilford of Sunseed Farm.

-Oct. 20, noon to 3 p.m.: Appreciation Day at the Downtown Co-op. Prizes, food sampling, and fun for all ages. Live music by Paul Klein and friends.

-Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.: “In Organic We Trust,” at the Pickford Film Center. Information tables from local school and community garden organizations will be in the theater’s lobby. A Q&A will follow the film. The event is sponsored by the Community Food Coop.

-Nov. 3, 4 p.m.: “Shift Change: Putting Democracy to Work,” at the Pickford Film Center. Filmmakers will be present for a Q&A following the movie, and information tables will be in the lobby. The event is co-sponsored by the Community Food Co-op and Sustainable Connections.

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