Join us Monday, July 24 from 9am-2pm for the NW Chefs Collective’s Chef Farm Tour is a great way for local chefs to visit local farms and find great new products to feature on their menus. Farmers will provide a tour of their farms, as well as provide samples of products they’re selling to local chefs. Examples of these products from last year included Piment d’Soleil (a Basque style chili powder), Vache (a cow’s milk version of chevre), and all kinds of blueberry products (juice, jam, jelly, husk powder).
This year the tour starts at Joe’s Gardens and then we’ll stop at Misty Mountain Farm, Breckenridge Blueberries/Probably Shouldn’t Distillery, and finally Ferndale Farmstead Cheese. We’ll rent a van for everyone to pile into, so please register in advance so we have an accurate headcount.
9-9:45 Joe’s Gardens: a family-run 7 acre farm in the heart of Bellingham that grows over 70 varieties of vegetables.
10:15-11 Misty Mountain Farm: a small family owned farm in the Mount Baker Foothills offering fresh-picked vegetables including French shallots.
11:20-12:05 Breckenridge Blueberries: offers USDA organic blueberries, and this summer will also have small-batch, craft spirits made from these berries.
12:45-1:30 Ferndale Farmstead: crafts cheese in a closed loop system and uses the principles of old-world Italian cheesemaking with a focus on purity and flavor.
1:50 End at Joe’s Gardens