12th Annual Whatcom County Farm Tour

Free ~ Family Friendly ~ Self-Guided

Saturday, September 8th
Sunday, September, 9th
10-4pm
*Some farms are open both days, some only one – see below!

 

 See, taste, feel, and learn hands-on what goes into local food production. Meet unique Whatcom County farms and experience the passion and care that goes into producing local food for our community. Start anywhere you like and make an itinerary that works for you! And don’t forget to bring a cooler to store your farm fresh goodies in.

The Farm Tour is a free community event, but you can purchase a $15 Farm Tour VIP badge to support the Farm Tour, and you’ll get exclusive freebies and offers at most stops. Discover what each stop will offer below!

SATURDAY farm STOPS

SUNDAY farm STOPS

REFRESHMENT STOPS

 

All Participating Farms & Refreshment Stops

 

Orange = Farms Open Only Saturday
Yellow = Farms Open Both Days
Magenta = Farms Open Only Sunday
Green = refreshment stops (check listings to see which days they are open)

 

Saturday

What can you get with your VIP Tour Badge here?

20% off any purchase of individual pork cuts at the on-farm stand

Alluvial Farms Pastured Pork & Organic Grains

6825 Goodwin Rd, Everson
(206) 992-7034 | alluvialfarms.com

You’ve heard of farm-to-table, but what about seed-to-bacon? Come experience how Alluvial Farms puts sustainable principles in action to produce our pastured pork. On our 48-acre farm, we grow our own organic pig feed and raise heritage breed hogs to produce custom whole or half pork shares that we deliver directly to your doorstep. Tour the barley fields and bask in the sunshine alongside happy pigs on organic pastures. Our farm stand will be open with specials for farm tour attendees.

What can you get with your VIP Tour Badge here?

Free Insulated bag & ice pack

Appel Farms

6605 Northwest Dr., Ferndale
(360) 312-1431 | appel-farms.com

Appel Farms started with a young man’s dream to be a dairy farmer and that dream carried him from his home in Holland to a bright future in the United States. He established his dream farm in 1967, and later began making cheese! The passion behind Appel Farms comes from a love of family, farming, the land, and the community that we live in. Feel the love, sample amazing cheeses, and learn a ton! There will be guided tours and fun kids activities as well as super cute goats to feed and watch prance around.

What can you get with your VIP Tour Badge here?

One free apple frost slushie to enjoy that day or any return day in 2018

BelleWood Acres & Distillery

6140 Guide Meridian ½ way between B’ham and Lynden (360) 318-7720 | bellewoodfarms.com

Learning is fun at BelleWood! Tour our orchards with a free apple bin train ride! Follow our fact-filled map while strolling in the orchard and learn how our apples are cared for and harvested. You will also receive a free ticket to the corn maze where you’ll learn fun agricultural facts as you explore. Enjoy our stream walk and learn how farms and fish can thrive together. You are welcome to purchase tickets for all the other BelleWood activities, plus enjoy a great lunch in the Country Café.

What can you get with your VIP Tour Badge here?

40% off Bellingham Farmers Market merchandise from the info booth + free temporary veggie tattoo

Bellingham Farmers Market

1100 Railroad Avenue, Bellingham
(360) 647-2060 | bellinghamfarmers.org

The nationally-recognized Bellingham Farmers Market is the perfect place to start your Farm Tour! Pick up a Farm Tour Map, talk face-to-face with local farmers selling at the market; and check out the delicious variety of produce, meats, cheeses and more being grown and produced right in Whatcom and Skagit Counties. Stop by our Demo Days booth to learn new recipes for school lunches and ask us questions about how to prepare local veggies. The market is open from 10am-3pm.

What can you get with your VIP Tour Badge here?

One free cheese gift bag

Ferndale Farmstead Artisanal Cheeses

2780 Aldergrove Rd, Ferndale
(360) 255-7062 | ferndalefarmstead.com

You’ve heard of farm-to-table, but what about seed-to-cheese? Come experience how we put sustainable principles in action to produce our artisan cheeses. On our 500-acre farm, we grow our own feed and raise our own cows to produce the milk for our creamery. Tour the facility, walk the farm, and learn about the seed-to-table process, with cheese tasting at the end of course!

What can you get with your VIP Tour Badge here?

BOGO for all produce for sale & 10% discount coupon for all merchandise and value added products. 

growing veterans

6458 Martin Pl, Lynden
(360) 445-2399 | growingveterans.org

We exist to end the isolation that leads to veteran suicide. We use a handful of certified organic acres to carry out our primary mission of planting seeds of hope. We produce beautiful rainbow carrots, purple cauliflower, beets, tomatoes, and peppers for our signature hot sauce (developed by a local hot sauce master!). Be sure to check out the hops we grow for local breweries, and honey produced by our bees. See firsthand how we use the farm to provide place and purpose, using our training as a cultural change tool.

What can you get with your VIP Tour Badge here?

15% off your purchases at all stands all day long

Lynden Farmers Market

Centennial Park, 319 Grover St. Lynden
(360) 220-7391 | lyndenfarmersmarket.com

Located on the grass of Centennial Park in downtown Lynden every Saturday from 10am-2pm beginning mid-June thru September this local market has been a part of Lynden since 2011. With a mix of farmers, food vendors, crafters, and artisans you can find everything from vegetables, eggs, and meat to soaps and gifts. Come and see why the Lynden Farmers Market is one of the fastest growing Farmers Markets in Washington. Free parking and entertainment.

What can you get with your VIP Tour Badge here?

Free gift tote bag with surprises inside. A few lucky bags hold gift certificates – limit one gift bag per family.

Matheson farms

228 East Smith Rd, Bellingham
(360) 220-5103 | mathesonfarms.com

Have you ever met a yak? Now’s your chance! Come visit and learn more about the mysterious and ancient yak. Matheson Farms is home to yak, beef cattle, chickens, and four generations of farmers. Check out our grass finished meats and eggs from pastured hens. Hear about our conservation projects to protect water quality and practices designed to regenerate land. We’ll have educational displays, demonstrations, games, and Yak-tivities for the whole family!

What can you get with your VIP Tour Badge here?

Half gallon of chocolate or mocha milk with the purchase of a gallon of whole milk.

MyShan Dairy 

112 H Street Rd, Lynden
(360) 410-7777 | myshandairy.com

We are a small 35 cow Guernsey dairy farm. We vat pasteurize, bottle our milk, and distribute to 30 stores, from Lynden south to Seattle. The cows are fed a non-GMO diet and our milk products are verified by the Non-GMO Project. Come meet and feed our gentle-natured Guernseys, pet the fawn and white colored calves, enjoy a hay ride, learn about A2, see the processing facility, taste the “Golden Guernsey Goodness,” and learn about the health benefits of Golden Guernsey milk.

What can you get with your VIP Tour Badge here?

A free farm bouquet the day of the tour!

Triple Wren Farms

2424 Zell Rd, Ferndale
(360) 296-5056 | triplewrenfarms.com

We are a family-run cut flower farm in Ferndale. We provide gorgeous, sustainable, Salmon-Safe flowers for groceries, florists, and brides throughout Western Washington; offer u-pick blueberries in July/August; and have an amazing Pumpkin Patch in October. We are also passionate about helping the next generation of farmers, and have a flower farmer internship program. Pick up a bright bunch of flowers and a jar of honey to take home; tour the flower fields; and learn about the Slow Flowers movement.

Twin Brook Creamery

9728 Double Ditch Rd, Lynden
(360) 354-4105 | twinbrookcreamery.com

We are a family dairy farm that bottles milk from our “girls” right on the farm in glass bottles. Visit our farm that has been in the family for 108 years, founded in 1910. We will be giving wagon rides, sampling our great milks, letting kids drive pedal tractors around, and having farm animals for all to see. We will also have a picnic area and tables set up if you would like to bring your own lunch to enjoy on the tour.

What can you get with your VIP Tour Badge here?

$5 off any purchase of $20 or more plus a free Twin Sisters Market sticker

Twin sisters market

Nugents Corner: 3705 Mount Baker Hwy Kendall: 7506 Kendall Road (360) 840-3064 | twinsistersmarket.com

A cooperatively run mobile farmers market, we’re working to bring fresh healthy foods to Whatcom County food deserts. from 9am-3pm @ Nugent’s Corner and from 10am to 2pm @ Kendall! We accept EBT/SNAP and offer a variety of organic fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, & herbs grown in Whatcom County. Twin Sisters Market produce is supplied by Slanted Sun Farm, Monkey Puzzle Farm, Sage and Sky Farm, Small Acres, Sumas River Farm, Coyote Bank Farm, Sunseed Farm, Vertical Fog Farm, Wild Vitality Farm, Mariposa Farm, Flynn Farm, and several more!

Sunday

What can you get with your VIP Tour Badge here?

20% off any purchase of individual pork cuts at the on-farm stand

Alluvial Farms Pastured Pork & Organic Grains

6825 Goodwin Rd, Everson
(206) 992-7034 | alluvialfarms.com

You’ve heard of farm-to-table, but what about seed-to-bacon? Come experience how Alluvial Farms puts sustainable principles in action to produce our pastured pork. On our 48-acre farm, we grow our own organic pig feed and raise heritage breed hogs to produce custom whole or half pork shares that we deliver directly to your doorstep. Tour the barley fields and bask in the sunshine alongside happy pigs on organic pastures. Our farm stand will be open with specials for farm tour attendees.

Atwood Ales Farm Brewery

4012 Sweet Rd, Blaine
(360) 296-0487 | atwoodales.com

You have visited breweries in industrial parks and historic downtown buildings, but have you ever visited a farm brewery? Our small family farm grows ingredients for the on-site brewery where we produce unique ales inspired by French and Belgian farmhouse brewing traditions. Normally closed to the public, we invite you to tour our unique brewery and farm and enjoy a free taste of our award-winning beers!

What can you get with your VIP Tour Badge here?

One free apple frost slushie to enjoy that day or any return day in 2018

BelleWood Acres & Distillery

6140 Guide Meridian ½ way between B’ham and Lynden
(360) 318-7720 | bellewoodfarms.com

Learning is fun at BelleWood! Tour our orchards with a free apple bin train ride! Follow our fact-filled map while strolling in the orchard and learn how our apples are cared for and harvested. You will also receive a free ticket to the corn maze where you’ll learn fun agricultural facts as you explore. Enjoy our stream walk and learn how farms and fish can thrive together. You are welcome to purchase tickets for all the other BelleWood activities, plus enjoy a great lunch in the Country Café.

What can you get with your VIP Tour Badge here?

BOGO for all produce for sale & 10% discount coupon for all merchandise and value added products. 

growing veterans

6458 Martin Pl, Lynden
(360) 445-2399 | growingveterans.org

We exist to end the isolation that leads to veteran suicide. We use a handful of certified organic acres to carry out our primary mission of planting seeds of hope. We produce beautiful rainbow carrots, purple cauliflower, beets, tomatoes, and peppers for our signature hot sauce (developed by a local hot sauce master!). Be sure to check out the hops we grow for local breweries, and honey produced by our bees. See firsthand how we use the farm to provide place and purpose, using our training as a cultural change tool.

What can you get with your VIP Tour Badge here?

Free gift tote bag with surprises inside. A few lucky bags hold gift certificates – limit one gift bag per family.

Matheson farms

228 East Smith Rd, Bellingham
(360) 220-5103 | mathesonfarms.com

Have you ever met a yak? Now’s your chance! Come visit and learn more about the mysterious and ancient yak. Matheson Farms is home to yak, beef cattle, chickens, and four generations of farmers. Check out our grass finished meats and eggs from pastured hens. Hear about our conservation projects to protect water quality and practices designed to regenerate land. We’ll have educational displays, demonstrations, games, and Yak-tivities for the whole family!

What can you get with your VIP Tour Badge here?

50% off a whole broiler, pasture raised chicken in the 3-4lb range

Riverhaven Farm

741 River Rd, Lynden
(360) 224-0907 | riverhavenfarm.org

Riverhaven Farm works with nature to utilize biodiversity, Management Intensive Grazing, pasturing, free ranging, and composting to ensure healthy soils upon which we grow happy, healthy animals. Come meet our sheep, alpaca, chickens, and ducks, and see how we provide a positive whole life experience for them here on the farm, including the final processing into healthy, nutrient dense food.

What can you get with your VIP Tour Badge here?

25% off all purchases

Ten Fold Farm

4634 Guide Meridian, Bellingham
(360) 220-7391 | tenfoldfarm.com

We are a Certified Naturally Grown farm on the outskirts of Bellingham, WA. Our family owned and operated farm features a rotational grazing system for livestock and non-GMO heirloom vegetables, herbs, and fruit. The back pasture supplies hay for winter and also a great setting for weddings. Come feed the animals, tour the gardens, and if you are looking for that perfect spot to propose…we’ll have our wedding arbor up! Eggs, vegetables, and USDA meat will be available for purchase as well.

Refreshment Stops

1. Good To Go Meat Pies

2. Probably Shouldn’t Distillery

3. Rome Store & Country Kitchen

4. Twin Sisters Creamery

Good To Go Meat Pies

305 Grover St, Lynden AND
128 W Main St, Everson
Open Saturday Only, 11-6
(360) 966-2400 | goodtogomeatpies.com

Meat Pies and Pastries made with locally sourced ingredients and a commitment to sustainability – Open House Sat!

Probably Shouldn’t Distillery/Breckenridge Blueberries

3595 Breckenridge Rd, Everson
Open Saturday & Sunday, 12-5
(360) 410-1632 | probablyshouldntdistillery.com

Sample small-batch spirits made from our farm ingredients and other hyper-local producers 12-5pm.

Rome Store & Country Kitchen

2908 Mt Baker Highway, Bellingham
Open Saturday & Sunday, 11-7
(360) 592-5841 | romegrocery.com

Scratch kitchen | Store | Ice Cream Stop featuring tons of local producers!

What can you get with your VIP Tour Badge here?

20% off any item in the Country Café or store (spirits excluded)

Twin Sisters Creamery

6202 Portal Way, Ferndale
Open Saturday Only, 11-6
(360) 656-5240 | twinsisterscreamery.com

Award winning, locally made cheeses!

thank you to our farm tour underwriting sponsors!

thank you to our farm tour lead sponsors!

thank you to our farm tour supporting sponsors!

thank you to our farm tour media sponsor!