Nutrition and Recipes

Sust Cnxs Market Demo Days

Demonstrations at the Bellingham Farmer’s Market!
2nd Saturday of each month

A collaboration between Sustainable Connections & Bellingham Farmers Market; showcasing simple ways to prepare seasonal produce, and helping answer questions for shoppers in preparing and storing fresh foods at home

Join us the 2nd Saturday, of each month from May to October, at Depot Market Square. We’ll be demoing how to cook, chop, prep, preserve and use tons of local and in season fruits and veggies.

You can’t miss us in the booth right outside the covered market and next to the Info Booth or our big yellow sign. Stop by and grab a featured recipe card and ask us “How to use that!”

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From Scratch by Leanne Brown

To download or view the cookbook, click: From Scratch Cookbook by Leanne Brown
(Excerpts from the “Welcome” section:)
For example, when I make a meal, I am simultaneously trying to answer several questions. What do I, and those I’m feeding, feel hungry for? What do I have on hand or left over from other meals? How can I use healthy produce, unfamiliar ingredients, or fresh food from local farms and businesses?.

As I answer these questions, I ensure that I am eating well and nourishing those around me. That I am practical and frugal. … And that I want to make the best, most lively food for me and those I love to feed.

Cooking should not be a chore, but something to look forward to. Food should make you feel more alive, more socially connected. I hope this book can help you with that.

Good and Cheap

Good and Cheap: A SNAP Cookbook by Leanne Brown

To download or view the cookbook, click: Good and Cheap (A SNAP Cookbook)
(Excerpts from the Introduction)
Eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures. In a perfect world, healthy and delicious food would be all around us. It would be easy to choose and easy to enjoy.

But of course it’s not a perfect world. There are thousands of barriers that can keep us from eating in a way that nourishes our bodies and satisfies our tastes. Money just needn’t be one of them.

Kitchen skill, not budget, is the key to great food. This cookbook is a celebration of the many delicious meals available to those on even the most strict of budgets.

Cooking on a limited budget is not easy, and there are times when a tough week can turn eating into a chore.