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Farm Week

Celebrate Local Farms

From Sept. 1-7, we’ll be celebrating Farm Week! Learn about local agriculture and enjoy farm activities like:

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Bellewood Farms Orchard

Bellewood Farms operates the largest apple orchard in western Washington. With over 25,000 trees and 22 apple & pear varieties, including delicious Honeycrisp, Bellewood serves our local food system with premium quality fruit, fresh cider, pies, and much more. Located in the heart of Whatcom County, the farm offers a farmstore with local gifts & a cafe for breakfast and lunch. The distillery makes award-winning farm-to-bottle spirits like vodka, brandy and gin—try them for free! Bellewood offers several community rooms for events, meetings, and weddings.

Bow Hill Blueberries is a small farm run by a small family with a huge commitment to growing and preserving heirloom blueberries organically. Established in 1947, it is the oldest blueberry farm in Skagit Valley. New take out window! Proud Genuine Skagit Valley member.

A Glass Art Gallery and an Integrated Permaculture, Biodynamic Beyond Organic Farm: Seasonal Farm stand, with produce, fruits, berries culinary & seed garlic, Perennial plants in the nursery, classes, farm tours, and Permaculture design consultation. For event & class listings see inspirationfarm.com. Home of www.gossamerglass.com, Blown art glass gallery created by Brian Kerkvliet.

Inspiration Farm is a 13 acre homestead style farm operating since 1994. Throughout the year we have a variety of Events, Tours and Workshops on permaculture and sustainable practices. Contact us for more info.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Subscribing to a local farm share is the most direct, and sustainable way to support local farms, and get fresh, seasonal veggies, fruits, and even meats, eggs, cheese, and other locally-made items!

 

Alluvial Farms is a 45 acre first generation family farm specializing in hogs, hemp, and house wine.

We have been in business since 2015 and on this land since February 2018. Our mission is to provide high quality pork, hemp based self care products, and grapes to the Puget Sound community. Our vision is one of ecological stewardship and resilient local food sheds.

Boldly Grown Farm is a certified organic family farm in Skagit Valley, WA. Established in 2015 by Amy Frye & Jacob Slosberg, we focus on wholesale production of fall and winter storage crops to provide our region with high quality, local, organic vegetables during the winter months. Specialties include radicchio, winter squash, hardy greens, watermelon & daikon radishes, beets, carrots, cabbage and more.

The mission of East of Eden Farm is to grow, prepare and celebrate good food! We are a small farm with a big vision: to restore the earth and ourselves. Our farm currently produces about a half acre of organically grown vegetables, herbs, flowers, and pasture raised pork. You can find our produce on the plates of several local restaurants and seven days a week at our farm stand on Patton Road. We host community events throughout the growing season and welcome visitors all the time – see you soon!

Harmony Fields – situated in the Skagit Valley of Washington State, between Seattle, WA and Vancouver B.C. – makes artisan, farmstead sheep cheese. We also grow WSDA certified 100% organic herbs. Our mission is to produce nutritious, high-quality food using organic and ecological farming techniques. We also offer educational opportunities that foster creativity, kindness, and place-based living.

Rabbit Fields is a certified organic diversified mixed veggie/berry farm in the heart of Skagit Valley. We love what we do and look forward to sharing our fields with your kitchen table. Road side farm stand open daily, Property/fields and not open to the public.

 

Ten Fold Farm is a Certified Naturally Grown farm on the outskirts of Bellingham, WA. The family owned and operated farm features a rotational grazing system for livestock, non-GMO heirloom vegetables and herbs, and fruit. The back field supplies hay for winter and also a great place for weddings.

Viva Farms

 

Viva Farms is a non-profit farm business incubator and student farm that supports beginning farmers by providing bilingual training in sustainable organic farming, and access to land, infrastructure & equipment, marketing and capital. Access to these essentials provides aspiring farmers the opportunity to thrive as business owners. Together, we create the space to grow the next generation of farmers, community and food. Viva has educated over 900 small-scale farmers in sustainable organic farming, and is currently incubating 27 independent farm businesses in Skagit & King counties. Their CSA share features the wide diversity of fruits and vegetables that the incubator farmers grow. All product is certified organic.

Spring Time Farm

 

Spring Time Farm is Nick Spring and Sarah Robinson, a family farm that skipped a generation. We grow Certified Organic vegetables and flowers for our community with a strong focus on quality. We have farmed together in Everson since 2014, but Nick’s grandparents Ralph and Margaret Spring ran the first Spring-Time Farm in upstate New York for more than 75 years. The current generation of Spring Time Farm is located at the headwaters of the Sumas River on a retired dairy farm that we are working diligently to return to agricultural and environmental health. We’re so excited to feed you! We’re thrilled to offer two share sizes for our 20 week program, limited home delivery options, two vacation days per session, and an online store for week-by-week add-ons like flowers, flats of strawberries and tomatoes, and as available products from other local farms. Limited home delivery available for Whatcom County.

Farm Stands

Alluvial Farms is a 45 acre first generation family farm specializing in hogs, hemp, and house wine.

We have been in business since 2015 and on this land since February 2018. Our mission is to provide high quality pork, hemp based self care products, and grapes to the Puget Sound community. Our vision is one of ecological stewardship and resilient local food sheds.

We host a pumpkin patch weekends in October each year. See website for more details. See you on the farm.

Harmony Fields – situated in the Skagit Valley of Washington State, between Seattle, WA and Vancouver B.C. – makes artisan, farmstead sheep cheese. We also grow WSDA certified 100% organic herbs. Our mission is to produce nutritious, high-quality food using organic and ecological farming techniques. We also offer educational opportunities that foster creativity, kindness, and place-based living.

Bellewood Farms operates the largest apple orchard in western Washington. With over 25,000 trees and 22 apple & pear varieties, including delicious Honeycrisp, Bellewood serves our local food system with premium quality fruit, fresh cider, pies, and much more. Located in the heart of Whatcom County, the farm offers a farmstore with local gifts & a cafe for breakfast and lunch. The distillery makes award-winning farm-to-bottle spirits like vodka, brandy and gin—try them for free! Bellewood offers several community rooms for events, meetings, and weddings.

A Glass Art Gallery and an Integrated Permaculture, Biodynamic Beyond Organic Farm: Seasonal Farm stand, with produce, fruits, berries culinary & seed garlic, Perennial plants in the nursery, classes, farm tours, and Permaculture design consultation. For event & class listings see inspirationfarm.com. Home of www.gossamerglass.com, Blown art glass gallery created by Brian Kerkvliet.

Inspiration Farm is a 13 acre homestead style farm operating since 1994. Throughout the year we have a variety of Events, Tours and Workshops on permaculture and sustainable practices. Contact us for more info.

Blanchard Mountain Farm: Located off Chuckanut Drive, near Edison, we grow certified organic vegetables, several herbs and flowers and specialty crops, such as edible and dried flowers and native plant fruits. Stop by our seasonal Farm Stand or stay overnight in our 1-bedroom Guest House. We feel farming is as much about community as it is about growing food so we offer experiences on our 20 acres through a classroom, occasional events and educational offerings. We welcome visitors, bird watchers, K-12 teachers/students and youth groups. We are committed to enhancing our farm’s ecosystem and sharing it with wildlife. Proud Genuine Skagit Valley member.

Island Harvest Farm is a small-scale farm that grows and sells produce on Camano Island. We produce flavorful, high quality non-GMO crops by building the soil with natural inputs and crop rotations. Customers can find many of their favorites, plus something new to try at the roadside farm stand, which is open daily from dawn to dusk, May through November and as produce is available February-April. The farm’s produce also is available at the Camano Island Farmer’s Market, local restaurants and farm to table meals on the farm.

Bow Hill Blueberries is a small farm run by a small family with a huge commitment to growing and preserving heirloom blueberries organically. Established in 1947, it is the oldest blueberry farm in Skagit Valley. New take out window! Proud Genuine Skagit Valley member.

North Cascades Meat Producers Cooperative, 2399 Mount Baker Highway. The NCMPC Cooperative Farm Stand, at 2399 Mount Baker Highway, sells local grass fed and grass finished beef and lamb and pastured, non-GMO fed pork to the public. North Cascade Meat Producers Cooperative (NCMPC) is a farmer-owned cooperative serving Island, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties. NCMPC farmers provide local, high quality, pasture raised beef. Under our co-op’s label, ‘North Cascade Meats’, we’re proud to offer primals and retail ready beef cuts.

The mission of East of Eden Farm is to grow, prepare and celebrate good food! We are a small farm with a big vision: to restore the earth and ourselves. Our farm currently produces about a half acre of organically grown vegetables, herbs, flowers, and pasture raised pork. You can find our produce on the plates of several local restaurants and seven days a week at our farm stand on Patton Road. We host community events throughout the growing season and welcome visitors all the time – see you soon!

Rabbit Fields is a certified organic diversified mixed veggie/berry farm in the heart of Skagit Valley. We love what we do and look forward to sharing our fields with your kitchen table. Road side farm stand open daily, Property/fields and not open to the public.

Grace Harbor Farms: We started as a hobby farm in 1999 as preparation for Y2k in case the world shut down… Obviously that didn’t happen, but it did start a family business that focuses on good, natural, local food. We are best known for our all natural, cream top milk, yogurt, kefir, cultured buttermilk and Goat Milk. We vat pasteurize, we don’t separate or homogenize to ensure the straight from the farm flavor. Our goal is to bring good food to the masses that isn’t full of thickeners, artificial flavors or generally ‘messed with’. Thank you for your support, we look forward to another 20+ years! – The Lukens

Samish Bay Cheese: We’ve made organic farmstead cheese over 20 years. We also make yogurt, kefir, naturally fermented pickles & raise organic beef, pastured veal, lamb and whey tastier pork. Our newly expanded retail shop, located in the popular Bow-Edison community off of Chuckanut Drive, is open daily selling all our farm produced product & with a sit down area serving cheese boards, paninis, other foods, wine, beer, cider, coffee, tea. And whey more. Proud Genuine Skagit Valley member.

Market Farms

Cascadia Mushrooms: Organically farmed & wild foraged mushrooms from Whatcom County since 2005. Our mission is to bring the Northwest Washington community the best in fresh gourmet & medicinal mushrooms as well as an eye-opening experience in the fields of mycology & mushroom cultivation. Fresh mushrooms, DIY growing kits, compost & more!

Marie’s Bees: We are beekeepers, cheesemakers and foodies. We are dedicated to ethical, sustainable and healthy honeybee practices. We work with local beekeepers and farms to bring you the best products Whatcom/Skagit has to offer.

We offer Hive Tours, “Bee a Beekeeper for a Day”, Special Events, Cheesemaking Classes and Bee Talks. Everything we do is with love and care from our family to yours. Enjoy and we hope to meet you soon.

Osprey Hill is a small, organically grown family farm that is taking big steps towards sustainability. We’re committed to providing honest, high quality food while working to sustain and improve our land and natural resources. Please visit us online to learn more.

Sumas River Farm, a small, local, compact farm certified organic in 2007. We grow over 30 crop varieties: mini-greens: arugula. mizuna, cress, mustards, kales & mache. Fruit: strawberries, alpine berries, black currants, red and golden raspberries, figs & rhubarb, Culinary herbs, gourmet roots, asparagus, wild nettle shoots & heirloom tomatoes and more common farm produce.
Exquisite freshness, beauty & novelty of produce over an 11-month harvest season; this we strive to achieve in deliveries to our customers.
Native bumble bees pollinate our berries from their habitat along the river. We love the land.

Willowbrook Manor English Tea House and Chamomile Farm is a private residence that opens its doors to the public on special occasions to offer a unique English Tea experience. With a licensed bakery onsite, guests enjoy tea with home-baked sweets, tea sandwiches and sweet cream scones. The surrounding gardens and meandering paths offer beautiful places to wander. During the summer we host historic bike tours, glamour camping, outdoor concerts, as well as weeding and harvesting the chamomile field. (online reservations required). We also host private parties, retreats and corporate meetings.

Check Out All The Eat Local Month Activities

Thank you to our Eat Local Month Sponsors!

Bellingham Farmers Market Association

Whatcom Community Foundation