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Bellewood Acres

Our gift cards will be available soon. In the meantime, swing by for some holiday cheer!   Everything at BelleWood Acres is done with a philosophy of strong community and responsible farming. We are active members in several local organizations such as Sustainable Connections, The Tenmile Creek Watershed Project, Whatcom Farm Friends, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association and the Puget Sound Food Network.   We firmly believe in Integrated Pest Management (IPM), an information based decision making process that provides the softest solutions to a pest problem. With the BelleWood Acres is the first Salmon Safe orchard certified in the State of Washington.use of IPM, we strive to obtain healthier ecosystems without compromising effective pest management. We are the first Salmon Safe orchard certified in the State of WA. For more information go to www.salmonsafe.org   Where you can find BelleWood Products:   We’d love for you to visit and share our farm, however, when you are shopping at the following businesses, please look for and purchase the BelleWood products there. AND be sure to thank them for supporting the local farms. You can find BelleWood Products at:   *Haggen Food and Pharmacies and Top Food Stores in WA and OR *Community Food Co-op – Forest Street and Cordata Street Stores *Bellingham Farmers Market – every Saturday, September thru December   We are proud to have our apples served in the following school districts: Meridian, Bellingham, Lynden, Mt. Baker and Nooksack.   We hope that you will make BelleWood Acres a place to enjoy memorable days in the country year after year.

Bellewood Acres

6140 Guide Meridian Rd,
Bellingham,
WA,
98264

Simmering Tava

Who is Simmering Tava? At the Heart of Simmering Tava is Rajat Damani and his mother Tara Damani.   Tara grew up in Calcutta, India and is known among friends, family and community for her addictive cooking. She is very often requested to make her signature recipes of ‘Bhel/Papri Chat and Masala Muri” whether she is hosting or visiting friends and family. She grew up in a city that is popular for the variety of Indian cuisines available and her recipes are a varied collection from her mother’s cooking (her mother Hiraben was a most excellent cook and she was very well traveled), her experiences of the street foods of Calcutta, her multicultural friends (India is a country of many cultures and cuisines densely packed together) and her natural ability to create new dishes from observations and inspirations   Having grown up eating very wholesome, perfectly spiced and eclectic meals that Tara made, Rajat very quickly realized that he missed that immensely when he moved to Georgia, USA for University from Calcutta, India. His attempts to recreate the food he missed, he started to play in the kitchen himself often calling home for recipes and ideas. Since then he decided he was most interested in food and followed his passion and has worked at many excellent restaurants, catering companies and at a specialty food distributorship. This journey has allowed him to be exposed to an amazing variety of cuisines and cultures that fed is very curious nature.   Better Ingredients make Better Food which makes a Better Person   One of things that is perfectly clear: “Better Ingredients make Better Food which makes a Better Person.” That is why Rajat’s focus is always on finding and using local, natural and organic ingredients.   “Better Ingredients make Better Food which makes a Better Person.” That is why Rajat’s focus is always on finding and using local, natural and organic ingredients.   Always all natural ingredients. Never, ever will you find manufactured products such as refined sugars, corn syrups, hydrogenated oils, or extra unnecessary ingredients like preservatives, chemicals and pesticides. We avoid the ‘fake’ and GMO (genetically modified organisms) foods at home – You are our friends and family and we will feed you with only the wholesome natural ingredients we use ourselves. Local and organic first, only if we can’t find it in our area only then will we search to find natural suppliers outside of our Pacific Northwest neighborhood.   In order to deliver home cooked goodness to you, we cook in small, artisinal batches to retain that ‘Mummy’s home cooked’ flavor. We are going back to our roots and tapping into our grandmother’s recipes.   Our goals of caring and supporting our bodies extend to our environments too.   In order to make better ingredients we have to start with protecting the our environment and feeding the soil.

Simmering Tava

1311 N State Street,
Bellingham,
WA,
98225

Fairhaven Toy Garden

Play contributes to a child’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development, and if the play is open ended, imaginative, and creative it has the greatest impact on the child’s growth. This belief guides our choices in the toys we carry, which is why you will find simple, basic toys that actually require the child to be fully engaged to enjoy them. Many of our toys are made of natural materials, especially those for young children. This is for health and safety concerns as well as environmental and aesthetic values. Wooden blocks just feel better than their plastic counterparts!   We strongly believe that play is important for all ages. George Bernard Shaw said “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” This is why we offer so many items for older kids and adults. It is so great to see an elderly customer put on one of our adult sized goofy hats and let us take a photo, or watch tweens and teens playing dress up in the store or playing games at our game demo tables. Often parents are very surprised to see that their 14 year old is not too old for toys! We also carry puzzles, games and brainteasers that are great for grandmas and grandpas that want to exercise their brains and keep them sharp, but be warned that the grandchild may win!   By providing a cheerful and welcoming space with interactive displays, we encourage our customers to linger and try out the toys and perhaps run into their neighbors. Our workshops, kids club activities, and special events add to this sense of community, and new friendships have blossomed as a result of them! We are committed to our greater community and contribute to over 60 non profit groups each year that benefit children, families, and the elderly. We have also enjoyed visiting local school classrooms and playing games with kids to promote our belief of the importance of play.

Fairhaven Toy Garden

909 Harris Avenue,
Bellingham,
WA,
98225

Chocolate Necessities

Our Vision   Dedicated to the highest standards, we source and use the best ingredients available and spend hours researching and experimenting with our process, always working towards perfection. At the end of the day, we’re not business people who manufacture chocolate; we’re chocolatiers who have made a lifelong commitment to quality, and the business is something along for the ride.   The result is not just a treat but a total chocolate experience.   We deeply value our connection to the community and the opportunity to gratefully serve generations of loyal customers. At Chocolate Necessities, we are proud to say that here you can taste the love.   Our History   Chocolate Necessities is one of the original artisan chocolate companies in the United States, founded in 1986 by Kevin Buck and Mark Pantly. The search for chocolate began with a trip to Canada where Kevin experienced Callebaut, the leading chocolate maker. This brought up compelling questions like, “Why can’t we (in the US) have this amazing chocolate?” And, “How can I source only quality chocolate with no compromises?” Intrigue lead the way in learning how to ask the right questions. Many owners were not willing to share their hard earned information, but the right questions seemed vital to achieving the next level of industry insider truth. We have two locations and a chocolatier (Sarah) on staff as well as over 10 other employees. Over the years, Kevin has dedicated hours to researching and tasting chocolate from around the world.  The milk chocolate we use today has 43% cocoa solids and the semi-sweet chocolate has 54.5% cocoa solids.  Equally important to Kevin was the amount of the cocoa butter to ensure that the chocolate melts properly as only great chocolate does.  Kevin’s attention to the ingredients has raised the bar for our customers again and again.   Our Team   Everyone at Chocolate Necessities is passionate about making the best chocolates possible. It is our utmost pleasure to share our love of chocolate with you! We have worked hard to create a respectful, trusting, positive environment that helps us produce superb products year after year.  Serving Bellingham, Washington, we welcome you to stop by both locations to see the operation first hand and to taste and learn more about the chocolate we have come to respect. We look forward to meeting you!

Chocolate Necessities

1408 Commercial St,
Bellingham,
WA,
98225

Chocolate Necessities

Our Vision   Dedicated to the highest standards, we source and use the best ingredients available and spend hours researching and experimenting with our process, always working towards perfection. At the end of the day, we’re not business people who manufacture chocolate; we’re chocolatiers who have made a lifelong commitment to quality, and the business is something along for the ride.   The result is not just a treat but a total chocolate experience.   We deeply value our connection to the community and the opportunity to gratefully serve generations of loyal customers. At Chocolate Necessities, we are proud to say that here you can taste the love.   Our History   Chocolate Necessities is one of the original artisan chocolate companies in the United States, founded in 1986 by Kevin Buck and Mark Pantly. The search for chocolate began with a trip to Canada where Kevin experienced Callebaut, the leading chocolate maker. This brought up compelling questions like, “Why can’t we (in the US) have this amazing chocolate?” And, “How can I source only quality chocolate with no compromises?” Intrigue lead the way in learning how to ask the right questions. Many owners were not willing to share their hard earned information, but the right questions seemed vital to achieving the next level of industry insider truth. We have two locations and a chocolatier (Sarah) on staff as well as over 10 other employees. Over the years, Kevin has dedicated hours to researching and tasting chocolate from around the world.  The milk chocolate we use today has 43% cocoa solids and the semi-sweet chocolate has 54.5% cocoa solids.  Equally important to Kevin was the amount of the cocoa butter to ensure that the chocolate melts properly as only great chocolate does.  Kevin’s attention to the ingredients has raised the bar for our customers again and again.   Our Team   Everyone at Chocolate Necessities is passionate about making the best chocolates possible. It is our utmost pleasure to share our love of chocolate with you! We have worked hard to create a respectful, trusting, positive environment that helps us produce superb products year after year.  Serving Bellingham, Washington, we welcome you to stop by both locations to see the operation first hand and to taste and learn more about the chocolate we have come to respect. We look forward to meeting you!

Chocolate Necessities

4600 Guide Meridian ,
#109,
Bellingham,
WA,
98226
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