Whatcom County is home to a robust agricultural production industry, marine harvest industry, and an associated local consumption industry. To maintain and advance the economic, social, and environmental health of our food system consideration must be given to its interconnected sectors; including land, water, fishing, farming, labor, processing, transportation, consumption, aquaculture, and waste. In late 2018, Whatcom County Council passed Ordinance #2018-058. The ordinance created Whatcom’s first Food System Planning Committee, which is in the early stages of being organized. The Whatcom Food Network has a representative seat on this committee with a two-year term limit. We are excited to be active participants of this process! To learn more about the Whatcom County Food System Committee click here.