Whatcom County Farm Tour
A FREE, family-friendly, & self-guided tour of Whatcom County Farms, from veggies to alpacas, wine and more. Don't miss out!
Sep 14, 2013
from 03:00 AM to 10:00 AM
|Contact Name||Becca Taber|
|Contact Phone||(360) 647-7093|
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Head out with family and friends for a chance to see, taste and explore Whatcom County’s diverse family-owned farms, on this free, self-guided tour.
*Driving Directions Here
Find exciting educational and interactive activities at each of the 12 tour stops, meet local farmers and see how your food is grown and raised from seed to plate. Savor the flavors of our region, all with a beautiful pastoral backdrop.
Farms on the Tour:
9 farms, 2 wineries & 1 fabulous Farmers Market
Back In Thyme – herbs, soaps, salves, potpourri, and plenty of unique home sewn gifts
BelleWood Acres – apples, cider, distillery, train rides, and more
Bellingham Country Gardens – family owned and operated flowers, veggies and spray free hand-picked berries.
Bellingham Farmers Market – a meeting place for our farmers, locals and entrepreneurs. Fresh produce, food and crafts.
Camelot Alpaca Ranch – come meet the alpacas and the new summer babies, demonstrations on spinning and weaving fibers too!
Cascadia Mushrooms – Organically grown gourmet and medicinal mushrooms, learn what kinds they grow and how
Cloud Mountain Farm Center – A nursery, workshop and living laboratory. Come see how they grow fruits, veggies, ornamentals and trials.
Dakota Creek Winery – award winning sustainable wine, tour their winery and beautiful cellar.
Farmer Ben’s – up close and personal tours with pastured pigs, grass fed and show cattle, horses, and laying hens.
Loganita Farm - a culinary garden growing vegetables, berries, edible flowers and herbs for the Willows Inn and Beach Store Café on Lummi Island.
Pure Peonies – grows chemical-free peonies with sustainable farming practices. Over 10,000 peonies available for potted, fresh cuts or tubers.
Vartanyan Estate Winery – Small, women owned and operated winery, produces some of the finest limited edition wines.
Pick your Tour Guide! For Farm Tour stop descriptions & map, pick up the Farm Tour/Eat Local Month Guide, available starting mid-August online, in local papers, and at participating restaurants and businesses.
What: Whatcom County Farm Tour
When: Saturday, September 14, 10am-5pm
Where: Whatcom County Farms – pick up your tour guide starting mid-August
Cost: Free – or $25 donation for VIP package
Contact: Becca@sconnect.org 360 647 7093
Want to get involved? Volunteers are needed for this event! Shifts available are 9:30 - 1 or 1 - 5:30.
Become a Farm Tour VIP!
With a minimum $25 charitable contribution, you will receive a Farm Tour VIP bag, filled with coupons and freebies available from each of the farm stops, a Sustainable Connections 'Where the Locals Go' Coupon Book and more. Purchase your VIP Farm Tour pass online here or on the day of the Farm Tour at one of the stops.
Here is a sample of some of the VIP perks you will enjoy: (coupons good for the day of the Farm Tour only unless otherwise noted)
-Back In Thyme - 15% off an item or entire purchase of Back In Thyme products.
-Dakota Creek Winery 10% off a bottle of wine
-BelleWood Acres - Free bag of BelleWood's Apple Cider Donuts
-Farmer Ben's Free bar of handmade natural soap
-Bellingham Country Gardens - A 10% discount for the remainder of the season
-Vartanyan Estates Winery 15% off a bottle of wine
Thanks to our 2013 Farm Tour Sponsors! Your support helps put the culture back in agriculture.