Northwest Agricultural Business Center in Mt. Vernon opened the North Sound Food Hub on May 27, a service that provides marketing, aggregation, and distribution of fresh, seasonal produce, meat, dairy and more, direct from local producers operating in Skagit, Whatcom, San Juan and Island counties. For us this means that foods from many producers and vendors throughout the region can be ordered online from a single fresh sheet, our orders are kept on our very own shelves in cold storage at the hub, and we can pick them up all at once from that single location at Bow Hill Blueberry Farm. Then we pay the entire account in one online payment. This allows us to source much more regional food from a broader area than we have been able to up till now, saving many days and hours of “hunting and gathering” as we covered the miles going from place to place. Look for new products to appear in the coolers as more and more regional providers join the service.