September is Eat Local Month

Explore the bounty of our local food economy

Find a Haggen Store

September is Eat Local Month

Community

We’re partnering with Sustainable Connections this month to celebrate September Eat Local Month throughout Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan & Island Counties. Did you know we have over 830 items in our stores that are locally produced or grown in Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan or Island Counties? Look for the Eat Local tags while you shop and pick up an Eat Local Passport in our stores. You’ll get a passport stamp when you spend $10 on local products in our store. Check out the deliciously local grand prizes on Sustainable Connections’ website.  With so much local variety you can fill your plate all month with Northwest Fresh flavors while supporting local business owners in your community.

This month is packed with lots of family fun events to learn about our local food supply and celebrate the agriculturally-rich region which we live. We’ll be hosting local tasting and demos all month long in our Whatcom and Skagit stores so stop in to discover your next favorite Northwest treat. Visit the Sustainable Connections event page for a full month of local foodie events.

To kickoff your locally-inspired menus, see what our buyers have to say about their favorite Northwest item!

eat local month_web images-07HoneyCrisp Apples from BelleWood Acres (From Lynden, WA)

“HoneyCrisp taste best grown west of the mountains with cooler weather. Ten years ago, owners John and Dorie planted their orchard then went looking for their first customer, it ended up being Haggen. Together, that first year we sold 25,000 pounds and got the farm off the ground. We continued to have a strong partnership with them as they expanded their products to cider, caramel dips, peanut butter, apple chips and spirits. As a team we help each other grow sales and make our community stronger.” –Lee R., Produce Buyer

 

 

 eat local month_web images-08Black Market Hot Sauce (From Everson, WA)

“I add these flavorful hot sauces to nearly ever comfort food when I need a little heat, especially as Fall comes around! They started out as such a small operation (and still are), yet they’ve made their way into many local restaurants or culinary stop in the Northwest—one of my favorite local success stories!” –Daryl T., Grocery Buyer

 

  

eat local month_web images-09Haggen Bakery Items (Made In Our Stores)

“Not to toot my own horn but I love the made-from-scratch bakery items like our breads, cinnamon bread, scones, cakes and donuts which are made as local as you can get—inside our stores! Our bakeries start at 4am every day with sourcing and gathering ingredients, masterfully blending them all together, working the dough by hand and machine and using sophisticated proofing and ovens to finish baking our items to perfection.” —Steve H., Bakery Manager

 

 

eat local month_web images-09

Rainy Day Kitchen Biscotti (From Bellingham, WA)

“I love our Rainy Day Kitchen Biscotti. It’s a perfect combination of flavor and crunch, plus they’re made by our very own Kyoung Croft who works in our Barkley store. Right now we only have them in our Whatcom stores, but if you get a chance to pick some up I highly suggest enjoying them with your morning coffee. They come in five flavors: Original, Half-n-Half Chocolate, Spicy Ginger, Sweet Almond and Lemon Drop.” —Joel T., Grocery Buyer

 

 

 

recipes

Cranberry Sauce with Dried Cherries & Cloves

fresh for the holidays

New Haggen Snow Day Coffee

recipes

Mary’s Organic, Free Range Pumpkin Ale Brined Turkey Recipe

bakery

Fresh Holiday Baked Goods

fresh for the holidays

The Haggen Guide to Easy Entertaining

recipes

Rosemary Shrimp Skewers

bakery

Our Best of the Best Pumpkin Pie

local producers

True PEAR-fection

delicatessen

Introducing Haggen Fancy Mac

recipes

Smokey Chili

community

Puyallup TOP Will Become Haggen Northwest Fresh

seafood

Our New Crab Cake Recipe

bakery

Introducing Our New Artisan Bakery Breads

recipes

Haggen’s Best of the Best Hot Buttered Rum Recipe

community

Happy Birthday to Us!

recipes

Gremolata Topped Beef Roast