2020 Online Meet-Ups

Join us to connect with other food systems organizations, hear updates from your peers, and catalyze our collaborative capacity.

In lieu of the Spring Forum, we are excited to announce online meet-ups where we will connect in solidarity across the food system to have critical conversations to address food system gaps that have emerged during the pandemic. These events are designed to respond to the current crisis and bring us together to help make our local food system stronger.

The first online meeting-up was May 13 – see below for notes from the meeting. Subscribe to our newsletter and the WFN Listserv to receive announcements about future online meet-ups being planned now.

MAY 13 Online Meet-Up Notes

2020 Spring Forum Postponed


Pioneer Pavilion Community Center
2007 Cherry St, Ferndale 98248


The Whatcom Food Network invites you to collaborate with your local food system peers at the annual Spring Forum where we will hear about national consumer research from Shelley Balanko of Seattle’s Hartmann Group as well as from a diverse group of local food producers working to innovate to meet consumer demands while maintaining a sustainable small business model. Balanko’s presentation will feature food consumer trends around sustainability, health, and wellness that influence our national and regional food systems, while the panel will bring forward creative ideas happening locally that engage consumers in more local purchasing here in the Puget Sound region. Networking sessions will include facilitated discussions as well as an open mixer with ample appetizers.

Registration is required to help us ensure enough food and seating for all attendees. Doors open at 8:50 am.


To help support the work of the WFN, attendees can self-select from three payment options, including FREE if it is too cumbersome to pay or have your organization process payment. We do not want this to deter participation in our events, thus the free option. This helps us continue our work. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Please call Kerry at (360) 647-7093 x110 for help with special accommodations.
Registration Postponed


We will monitor advisories about public gatherings as the forum date approaches and will change plans as needed to protect participants’ health. We will continue to keep you posted.

Agenda To Come!

Thank You to Our Program Supporter!

Thank You to Our Event Space Sponsor!