The Bellingham Business Journal
Fresh fruit and produce are abundant in Whatcom County and now they are easier to find thanks to an interactive online map put together by NW Farms & Food.
The map is a searchable guide to more than 100 farms in Whatcom County and gives descriptions of each farm and the type of fruit or produce grown there, from berries and nuts to mushrooms and poultry.
“This is an abundant agricultural region and we want to connect people with the local foods harvested here,” publisher Larry Kimmett said.
Map users can do combined searches to pinpoint special interests. For example, a search on the topics “certified organic,” “u-pick,” and “strawberries” brings up the local farms offering organic u-pick strawberries. The map also helps users locate farm stands, produce delivery services and farms that sell their products at in-town outlets.
In addition, the map covers farms and wineries that welcome visitors for food or wine tastings, tours, festivals, classes or overnight stays.
“We hope the interactive map will be useful for residents and tourists who want to sample the good food and attractions on Bellingham-area farms,” Kimmett said.
The NW Farms & Food map can be found online at www.nwfarmsandfood.com.