Indicators of a Thriving Economy

Strong regional food infrastructure
Job growth in the local food system
Institutional procurement of local and regional foods

Number of farms and sales of direct market edible product from Whatcom County Farms, including roadside stands, farmers markets, u-pick, and CSA

(Source: USDA Agriculture Census)

Number of Farms by size of farm*

(USDA Agriculture Census)


Number of farms, acres farmed and average size of farms in Whatcom County*

(Source: USDA Agriculture Census)

*2017 Data collected in 2018, report available 2019, to be updated upon release

Farm Sales at the Bellingham Farmers Market

(Source: Bellingham Farmers Market)