Whatcom County Farm Tour
We are proud to announce the return of the Whatcom County Farm Tour on Saturday, September 16th, 2023 from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM! Each of the locations will offer a unique opportunity to meet the folks who grow and raise our food and learn more about how that food makes it from the farm to our plate. This self-guided event is FREE for all ages!
Farm Tour Locations
Farm Tour Participant Details
All About Alluvial Farms
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.
Visit Alluvial Farms for: Nothing beats happy pigs – come meet them and see for yourself! Learn how Alluvial Farms puts sustainable principles into action on our 48-acre farm to produce pastured pork, wellness products, and pork-based pet treats. Wander out to the farmer in the field to hear more about our regenerative practices, then visit the farm shop to purchase your favorite products.
Address: 6825 Goodwin Rd, Everson
All About Barmann Cellars
Sitting nestled on a solar powered farm, Barmann Cellars is a small, family owned business on the ancestral homelands of the Nooksack Tribe in the Pacific Northwest. The vineyard & orchard are located on the southern slope of Sumas Mountain in the Puget Sound AVA. The farm is home to some of Whatcom County’s oldest grape vines and fruit trees. Farming practices are inspired by biodynamic and regenerative principles which aim to build soil and foster plant health in a sustainable and ecologically conscious manner. Estate grown and locally sourced fruit inputs are used for fermentation, and wines and ciders are blended and bottled with care, by hand.
Visit Barmann Cellars for: Take a stroll with us through our property that boasts a 30+ year-old Pinot Noir vineyard, kiwi arbor, and fruit tree orchard. Hear about our regenerative farming approach and learn about low-intervention wine and cider making rooted in old world style and techniques. Meet our friends from NSEA and discover the benefits of our collaborative stream restoration project. Then tour the winery and sample the fruits of our labor!
Address: 5560 Hillard Rd, Everson, WA 98247
All About Christ the King Foodshare and Farm
The CTK Food Share and Farm uses a team of faithful volunteers to manage several acres of donated farmland and greenhouses to provide fresh produce to 26 different food organizations throughout Whatcom County. Beginning in 2007 with a small group of volunteers tending raised beds, we’ve grown to over 700 volunteers donating 6,300+ hours a year to donate over 115,000 lbs. of produce last year to local food banks and meal programs. We also collect food from local businesses and community members and distribute that where it is needed. We are always looking for gaps to fill in the food safety net and ways to come alongside organizations in Whatcom County to increase access to food for our friends, neighbors and community. For more information or to volunteer check out ctkserves.org/farmteam.
Visit Christ the King Foodshare and Farm for: Come explore the CTK Foodshare and Farm which exists to support the local food banks and food systems! You heard that right, all 90,000 lbs of food we grew last year was given away to 26 different organizations all throughout Whatcom County. Come check out our “Tomato Jungle” greenhouse, our almost 4 acres full of vegetables, and enjoy our beautiful view of Mt. Baker. We will have a project for the kids, hotdogs and chips, and tours done by our volunteers! There will also be an opportunity to learn about some of our local partners and food insecurity in Whatcom County. Hope to see you there!
Address: 6069 Hannegan Rd, Bellingham
All About Cloud Mountain Farm Center
Visit Cloud Mountain Farm Center for: Come visit Cloud Mountain for a farm tour of our beautiful orchards and vineyards, a fruit tree sale in the nursery, and a chance to learn more about how we’re working to build a resilient and diversified food system through on-farm production, events and workshops, aggregation and storage space, and our incubator farm program. Common Threads’ new food truck, Basil, will be on-site selling delicious local food too!
Address: 6906 Goodwin Rd, Everson
All About Fair Cow's Path Farm
Visit Fair Cow’s Path Farm for: Stop on in at Fair Cow’s Path Farm and see what happens around here. You’ll have the opportunity to say hi to our animals (including goats, cows, chickens and our emu chicks!), learn about our first generation beef cattle operation and the importance of supporting local meat production, purchase our grass-fed beef and handmade body care products AND, if you’re hungry, grab a bite to eat from The Mobile Mouth Hole, a local food truck that’ll be featuring beef from our farm! Come on by and say hi!
Address:4186 Loomis Trail Rd, Blaine
All About Grace Harbor Farms & Steensma Creamery
Visit Grace Harbor Farms and Steensma Creamery for: Stop by Grace Harbor Farms to learn how small farms and creameries are working together to bring you the best local products possible. Farmers from Steensma Creamery and Grace Harbor Farm will be on-site to share their stories. Come pet the goats, tour the creamery and visit the retail store to sample and purchase your favorite items.
All About Lydia's Flock Icelandic and Shetland Sheep
The Farm of Lydia’s Flock is located in the Squalicum Valley of NW Washington, 8 miles east of downtown Bellingham. We pasture raise our flock of registered Icelandic and Shetland sheep using regenerative agricultural methods focusing on happy sheep and healthy soil in the production of pastured lamb, registered breeding stock, raw fleeces, single source small batch yarn and finished fiber goods. We offer beginning and ongoing shepherding education, mentorship and consulting for those who are interested in raising sheep utilizing pasture based management practices. Pastured eggs from our flock of 40 laying hens are available for purchase on-farm, with advance purchase options available through our website.
Visit Lydia’s Flock for: Regenerative agriculture in action at Lydia’s Flock Icelandic and Shetland Sheep, where our flock of 110 sheep improve and sustain the land through managed intensive grazing practices. Great Pyrenees livestock guardian dogs live with the flock full-time as a form of non-lethal predator protection in line with our values of raising livestock with minimal disturbance to the surrounding ecosystem. Learn about wool’s role in the fight against climate change and how sheep are a versatile choice for small farms. Our farm store will be open and well-stocked with lamb cuts, raw and finished wool products, naturally tanned sheepskins, and skulls.
Address: 4269 Y Rd, Bellingham
All About Oak Meadows Farm
Visit Oak Meadows Farm for: Drop by Oak Meadows Farm to see what sustainable agriculture is all about! We’ll take you on a farm tour to see our quail, chickens and the most adorable pigs you’ve ever seen! We will end the tour in our farm store where you can check out our selection of meats (pork, beef and chicken) and eggs (chicken and quail), all of which are corn and soy free and non-GMO. The animals can’t wait to see you and neither can we!
All About Small Acres Farm
Small Acres is certified organic, and we strive to be as ecologically responsible as possible. We produce a diverse array of vegetables, fruit, fermented products, eggs, and luffa sponges! Our products can be found at the Twin Sisters Market, Birchwood Market, online orders, and our CSA membership.
All About Spring Time Farm
Visit Spring Time Farm for: Come visit us and see what 15 acres of Certified Organic vegetables, fruit, flowers and herbs looks like! We’re proud to grow for Whatcom County and Seattle and we’d love to show you how we grow your food. We’ll have farm tours; produce, flowers, and merch available for sale; music, and more! Learn about our equipment, CSA program, farming practices, and very special ecosystem here on the farm.
Address: 3348 Mack Rd, Everson, WA 98247
All About WeGrow Garden
The WeGrow Garden is an urban garden in the heart of Bellingham comprised of 32 raised beds, fruit trees, composting system, and native and perennial plantings that support native pollinators and enhances green space in the urban core of Bellingham. In its 8th year, the garden continues to be a successful collaboration between the WSU Whatcom County Extension, local schools, youth organizations, Parks Dept., nonprofits, local businesses and the Bellingham Food bank.
WeGrow is dedicated to increasing food security and providing space for community education, youth programs, vocational training and engagement. Whatcom County Agriculture is rich in tradition and the WeGrow garden creates connections with farmers large and small by training youth and local residents to understand and value the crops that sustain us.
WeGrow provides low-barrier horticulture vocational training to youth and adults, supported by WSU Whatcom Master Gardener volunteers, together we plant, grow, harvest and distribute produce to those in need. As a Bellingham Food Bank Victory Garden we donate over 1000 pounds of produce each season. The garden provides beauty, habitat and serves as an education space for school groups, non-profit youth agencies, and the public. Showcasing how food is grown and managed is critical to a resilient community.
WE GROW is a vibrant living lab for horticultural learning and a place of hope for all the enjoy.
Special thanks to the City of Bellingham Parks and Greenways for providing this space for all.
Visit WeGrow Garden for: The WeGrow Garden is an urban garden in the heart of Bellingham comprised of 32 raised beds, fruit trees, composting system, and native and perennial plantings that support native pollinators and enhance green space in the urban core of Bellingham. In its 8th year, the garden is a successful collaboration between the WSU Whatcom County Extension, local schools, youth organizations, Parks Dept., nonprofits, local businesses, and the Bellingham Food Bank. Come learn more about our youth training programs and how we are fighting food insecurity!
All About Wright Brothers Farm
We grow consistent with organic principles as we work toward certification on property that has been in our family for more than 100 years. We are proud to be growing on the same property on which our uncles Loren and Ed Bailey founded Evergreen Station as one of Whatcom County’s first organic farms more than 50 years ago. We are guided by the philosophy that we are stewards of the earth, growing a diverse array of vegetables and herbs in a sustainable way, consistent with organic principles, enhancing and building the soil. We focus on growing great tasting vegetables and herbs.
Visit Wright Brothers Farm for: Love great food? See how Wright Brothers Farm grows 30+ varieties of fresh vegetables and herbs for our weekly veggie box subscribers, farmers market customers and restaurant chefs. Pick some up for yourself from our farm stand! Learn how we grow sustainably using specialized equipment, strategies, tools, hoop houses, caterpillar tunnels, drip irrigation and composting techniques. Visit and hear about our family’s history of farming this property since 1903. Come see us!
Address: 6785 Enterprise Rd, Ferndale