This September is Eat Local Month for Whatcom County. To celebrate, we using the month to cast the spotlight on a few of the local farmers we source their menu ingredients from.
Earlier this year, we began posting video blogs about our Local Connections. The videos were each short interviews with local restaurants, delis and stores that serve Boundary Bay beer on tap or in bottles. In each interview, we asked business owners to share why it was important to them to do business locally.
This month, we’re expanding their Local Connections videos to showcase where they get their chevre, apples, potatoes and greens. We’ll film the video blogs out at the farms and give you a chance to meet the farmers face to face. We think the videos will play an important role in connecting consumers and local food producers.
Boundary Bay Brewery works with many local suppliers and we it a priority to source at least 25% of their food budget from local producers. We’ve even clearly marked dishes on our menu that are made with local ingredients to help inform customers who think it’s important to support local agriculture too.
During September, we’ll be filming interviews with K & M Red River Farm, Cloud Mountain Farm and Gothberg Farms and will post the videos here on our blog and on our Facebook page. Don’t forget to also take advantage of all the Eat Local events happening throughout the month!
Eat Local Month is a project of Sustainable Connection’s Food and Farming Program and includes farm tours, edible events and special locally-sourced menu items featured at various restaurants throughout the month including at Boundary Bay Brewery from September 25 – October 1st. All week we’ll be serving up a special all local menu (alongside our usual eats!). Here’s what we’ve got in store
Salmon Salad Sandwich
Samish Bay Coho salmon from Barleans
mixed with capers, lemon juice, onion and mayonnaise topped with cucumbers from Cloud Mountain Farms and alfalfa sprouts from Happy Valley Sprouts and served on toasted ciabatta from Avenue Bread
Fresh Alkmene apples from Cloud Mountain Farms on spinach from Red River Farms, with Gothberg Farms chevre cheese, hazelnuts from Holmquist Orchards
with a honey-white balsamic-champagne reduction. $10
Heirloom tomatoes and basil from Cloud Mountain Farms and goat cheese from Gothberg Farm, drizzled with olive oil and served with Breadfarm
‘s Bow Hill baguette.$9