Food To Bank On: Farmer Profiles
The Backyard Beans & Grains Project, conducts seed trials, sells locally-grown heirloom seeds, and educates farmers and gardeners on how to grow dry beans, grains, and seed crops using low-tech methods. We teach workshops on winter gardening, food preservation, and year-round local eating. Our home base is Riverhaven Farm, at the confluence of Fishtrap Creek and the Nooksack River, where several farmers cooperatively grow perennial food crops, mixed produce, lamb, and poultry.
Contact: Krista Rome, (360) 224-4757 email@example.com
BLUE WHEEL FARM
Blue Wheel Farm works to make superior quality food accessible to families in our community by providing responsibly-raised and affordable pork, chevon (goat meat), poultry, and eggs. On our small acreage in north Bellingham, we strive to learn, implement, and pass on sustainable methods of animal husbandry and land stewardship.
Contact: Eric & Laura Wheeler, (253) 579-2118 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nooksack Delta Ranch raises 100% grass-fed beef that is healthy for you and the environment. We pride ourselves on protecting our watershed and providing healthy, homegrown, high quality grassfed beef to our friends and community. Contact us today to get a quarter, half or whole beef reserved for this season!
Contact: Leah VanderStoep, (360) 305-9067 email@example.com
Prairie Road Farm is a small family farm located on 20 acres
at the base of Bow Hill. We raise free range pastured chickens for meat
and eggs, grass fed sheep for meat and a variety of vegetables. We produce the old fashioned way - we do not use synthetic chemicals or
GMO feed or seeds. We believe in keeping our farm small to serve our
local community and ensure sustainability and environmental well being.
Contact: Maria Whitcomb, (360 399-1434 firstname.lastname@example.org
Roll Organic Farms in Ferndale, Washington offers CSA shares featuring
healthful fruits and vegetables including apples, berries beets, chard,
carrots, celery, Bok choi, daikon radishes, cucumbers, potatoes,
lettuce, tomatoes, melon, okra, pumpkins and mustard greens. We sell our
own Loma Alta hard cider and honey. Find our produce at the Ferndale
Public Market and by purchasing Community Supported Agriculture shares.
Contact: Steven Roll, (360) 441-8356 email@example.com
Sage and Sky Farm is a small family farm located on 27 acres just east of Bellingham, dedicated to producing delicious and healthy food. Our animals eat well and live well and our fruits and vegetables grow without harmful chemicals. We offer a variety of vegetables, CSA, pastured chicken, eggs, and lamb.
The Carrot and Stick community farm and workshop is located 15 minutes east of Bellingham, 1 mile off Mt. Baker Highway, in the lovely Squalicum Valley. Drop by our farm stand for fresh produce and check our website for a schedule of workshops and musical events.
VINE MAPLE ACRES
Vine Maple Acres is a destination 15 acre homestead. Our mission is to provide Bellingham and surrounding communities access to fresh, flavorful, diverse and sustainably grown vegetables, fruits, herbs, and locally produced products available while building community around food and events. We endeavor to serve you locally with a dynamic CSA subscription, Restaurant and Market presence.
Contact: Pamela Felke & Thomas Sandblom, (360) 223-4900 firstname.lastname@example.org
WELL FED FARMS
Well Fed Farms is a first generation family
farmstead nestled at the north end of the beautiful Skagit valley. We
offer a variety of pasture raised meats, eggs, and produce, all grown
with commitment to the health and future of the people, land, and
animals around us. Check out our website and follow us on Facebook for
news from the farm, product availability, and delicious tips on seasonal
Contact: Erik Olson & Katharine Isserlis, (360) 708-0520 wellfedfarms.net facebook.com/wellfedfarms
Cedarville Farm is Whatcom County’s oldest and largest Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm, providing over 115 families each season with a great variety of startlingly fresh vegetables, herbs and flowers, organically grown on fertile soil adjacent to the Nooksack River. Customers can sign up for a share, or find Cedarville’s produce at the Bellingham Farmers Market. “We look forward to putting our delicious and wholesome produce onto your table.”
CLOUD MOUNTAIN FARM CENTER
Cloud Mountain Farm, established in 1978, is located on 20 picturesque acres of orchards, vineyards and nursery fields at the foot
of Sumas Mountain near Everson. The nursery at Cloud Mountain is a
favorite among local gardeners seeking quality, locally grown ornamental
& fruit plants. In the Fall, locals flock to Cloud Mountain for
apples, cider, fruits, vegetables, pumpkins, and plants. Check out the
annual Cloud Mountain Fruit Festival in early October to taste over 200
varieties of locally grown fruit and fruit products.
Misty Meadows Farm is a small family farm aiming to raise the very best food we can for our own table and for our friends and neighbors. We are certified organic and seek in all ways to treat the land and the animals in ways that are respectful, healthy and sustainable. We raise chickens for meat and eggs, turkeys, ducks, sheep and Christmas trees. Our eggs can be found at Terra Organica, the Community Food Co-op and at Pizza'zza restaurant.
Osprey Hill Farm is a 15-acre family farm that sits alongside a lazy stretch of the Nooksack's south fork. From our heritage turkeys to our selection of heirloom vegetables, your taste buds won't be disappointed. Look for our CSA offerings and naturally grown eggs, poultry, produce, berries and more at the Bellingham Farmers Market.
Contact: Anna Martin, (360) 595-9134 email@example.com
RABBIT FIELDS FARM
Rabbit Fields is an organic farm on fertile Nooksack River soil. We are dedicated to providing quality produce to the Whatcom community, while sustainably maintaining and preserving the land. We cultivate a variety of mixed vegetables, berries & herbs, specializing in early/late season crops, garlic & sprouts. Fresh local and organic...Rabbit Fields is a hop in the right direction!
Uprising Organics is a small family farm specializing in Certified Organic vegetables, open pollinated and heirloom seeds, and cut flower production. We grow European specialty vegetables and veggies that are stunning in color, taste and story for the Anacortes Farmers Market. Our CSA is geared toward lower income families and accepts food stamps. We are so happy to include those of all means.
Nooksack Delta Ranch, Misty Meadows Farm, The Carrot & Stick: Copyright Diane Padys Photography (padyseye.com)
Roll Organic Farms, Sage & Sky Farm, Osprey Hill Farm, Rabbit Fields Farm: by Haylee Utt
Cloud Mountain Farm: Bellingham Business Journal