Nestled into the eastern Cascades, Brownfield Orchard is 46 acres of certified organic farmland overlooking the Columbia River Basin in beautiful Chelan, Washington. Brownfield Orchard was one of the first to be certified organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture after they adopted the Organic Food Program in 1988.
Apples are Brownfield's primary crop, and they grow 9 different varieties from granny smith to pink lady. Brownfield also offers various types of pears, cherries and stone fruits all grown via ecological farming techniques and with a focus on sustainability.
Owners Amy Skuter and Rudy-Nicholas Fontaine fell in love with farming eight years ago while growing in the community gardens in Bellingham. Following their passion led them to Everson, WA and a 10 acre lot, leased from Dusty Williams of Broadleaf Farm, that they have transformed into Terre Verde. With a strong belief in sustainable practices, healthy soil, personal happiness, and the quest for out of this world produce Skuter and Fontaine have dedicated their lives to their 10 acre plot and the organic vegetable they grow there. You can find their delicious produce at the Bellingham Farmers Market, local Watcom county restaurants, and the Bellingham Food Co-op.
Cascadia Mushrooms is Washington's choice for Certified Organic mushrooms. We have been a WSDA/USDA Certified Organic producer since 2009 and have been growing gourmet & medicinal mushrooms in Bellingham since 2005. Our mission is to provide our customers with a unique mushroom experience that blends the highest quality mushroom products with an eye-opening education in the fields of mycology and mushroom cultivation. I grow mushrooms because they are one of the most fascinating life-forms on the planet: they are the recyclers of Earth's debris and an essential building block of healthy ecosystems. Farming here in the Whatcom-Skagit area is so rewarding because of the amazing, supportive community that lives here and loves to eat local. The support of my community is what makes my business successful.
The de Vries family moved from the Netherlands in the 1950s and settled in Skagit Valley. Ralph de Vries planted a big garden when he retired, never using chemical pesticides or fertilizers because, as he said, “We didn’t use them in the old country!” Now Ralph’s Greenhouse grows certified organic leeks, carrots, beets, potatoes, and other cold-weather crops. The farm sits on the fertile floodplain of the Skagit River just west of Mount Vernon north of Seattle. The Skagit carries rich minerals and glacial till through the amazingly rock-free farmland. More than 50 acres of this farm are devoted to what have been described as “stunning” leeks – characterized by long thick stalks of white “meat” that can help create a rich, hearty winter soup, for example. The leek harvest typically starts in July and, thanks to the Skagit Valley’s climate and soil, continues through the cold days of winter, finishing up in April or May depending on the year. Ralph's Greenhouse has certified organic produce available in every month of the year.
Ralph’s Greenhouse became certified organic in 1988, the year Washington state started its organic program. Ralph’s son Ray now carries on the family farm tradition with the help of the many good people who work with him, most of whom work at the farm all year long. Because of their good work the farm is able to sell organic Northwest produce every month of the year. Ralph’s Greenhouse believes that it is very important to take care of the land now so that it will continue to support farming for future generations. “We don’t own the land,” says Ray, “It is simply our turn to take care of it, and how we take care of it will determine whether the next generation can build on what we left them, or whether they will have to fix what we messed up.”
Frog's Song Farm spans 16 acres of fertile fields on Fox Island operated by Nate O'Neil and Shannon Dignum. Though they grow a wide variety of delicious certified organic fruits and vegetables, potatoes are Frog's Song's specialty offering over 20 types of heirloom varieties from fingerlings to Purple Peruvians. Frog's Song Farm is also unique in that it does not rely on an irrigation system to nurish its crop. Instead they have cultivated the soil through "dry farming" practices that are able to sustain a the farms healthy harvests.
The Growing Garden has been growing organic herbs,vegetables, and nursery plants on our small family farm for over 30 years. Veggies verdantly burst out of our rich, peat soil; coaxed along with our spring-fed well water. Our several greenhouses dot the hillside, framed by hedgerows, and graced by the afternoon shade of the old oak trees. Hand harvesting is the key to our standard of quality, and our signature basil is lovingly tended by a select few. Come midsummer, our greenhouse tomatoes are sought after for their other-worldly flavor. The Growing Garden produce represents life lived and work loved.
After taking over the family farm in 2002, we have strived to continually expand our fruit and vegetable varieties available through our fruitstand and other markets. Our produce is grown without naturally, without the use of synthetic chemicals. Currently we are farming 60 acres of tree fruit and 5 acres of gardens. In order to maintain our trees and plants, we use naturally derived materials, certified organic by the WSDA. We feel it is important for the consumer to know where their food comes from and we can tell you extactly how we grow!
Harmony Fields began on borrowed land in Mount Vernon, WA; in 2011 we relocated to Bow, WA near the Samish River where we now grow organic herbs and specialty produce, raise sheep, ducks and donkeys and offer educational workshops. We also offer consultation services in agricultural education, curriculum development and health.
Hopewell Farm is a certified organic and salmon safe family farm. Hopewell Farm is located in the heart of rural Whatcom County in Everson, WA. The farm is surrounded by lush green pastures for our certified organic dairy cows and is just minutes away from the Canadian border, the ocean and Mt. Baker with breathtaking views of the Canadian Cascades and from the vegetable fields the amazing scenery of Mt. Baker. Our farm's owner/farmer, Pete Dykstra, an electrician-turned organic farmer began raising heifers and growing vegetables in 1982. We then decided to go organic because he saw the opportunity to diversify into a new market and an improved quality of the product we were offering to our customers. In 1997 our farm was certified organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. Pete's grandfather and father were farmers (father, Jim Dykstra built the dairy and farm house). The childen of Dorene and Pete also work at the farm, making the young Dykstra's 4th generation farmers.
Currently we have 16 acres of organic blueberries and farm about 30 acres of organic vegetables. We enjoy growing some of the sweetest carrots you will have ever tasted, broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, onions, leeks, brussels sprouts, bi-color sweet corn, pie pumpkins, acorn squash, delicata, jack-o-lantern pumpkins, beets and blueberries!
We are a small farm with big goals! Viva Farms is a non-profit farm incubator aspiring to grow the next generation of farmers. We are a certified organic farm in Skagit Valley. This year we support 15 small scale farmers on only 33 acres. We provide agricultural and entrepreneurial education, equipment, infrastructure and outlets for sales and distribution. Viva farmers come from a diverse background including Latino farm workers with years of agricultural experience to beginning farmers looking for meaningful work and connection to local food and the environment. We are proud partners with the Sustainable Agricultural Education Program with Skagit Valley College. This summer our farmers are growing everything from artichokes to zucchini. Our organic fresh berries and vegetables can be found in many local restaurants and institutions. Viva Farms is home to a lovely on-site farm stand on the corner of Higgens Airport way and Highway 20, we gladly except SNAP and WIC. We hope you will help us continue to grow this season.
Spring Time Farm is a Certified Organic vegetable and flower farm located on seven acres in the fertile Nooksack Valley. We are an innovative and productive farm full of verve and focus, open to new solutions and long hours. We are rooted in our area and believe that Spring Time Farm embodies Whatcom County's commitment to hard work and delicious, beautiful and high-quality food and blooms. We love what we do and feel unbelievably lucky to grow for our community. Nick has been farming on the same ground in Everson since 2008 and Sarah joined him in 2012. We grow a diverse array of nutritious crops and wholesale our produce through local food co-ops, natural grocery stores, chefs and restaurants, our local Food Bank, and sell extensively at the Bellingham Farmers Market. Spring Time Farm was originally Nick's grandfather's farm in upstate NY where Ralph Spring farmed for 75 years. While Nick's agricultural focus on building healthy soils and ecosystems differs from his grandfather's, Spring Time Farm is experiencing an energetic revival out here in the Pacific Northwest.
Spring Frog Organic Farm owner Karley Gretchen Norman has been organic farming since 1999. After graduating from Western Washington University's Fairhaven College with a Bachelors in sustainable agriculture, Norman continued to follow her passion eventually leasing land to start her own farming business from Holistic Homestead in 2005.
Spring Frog Organic Farm has expanded to 15-acres of organic farm land serving several local Bellingha restaurants, local Co-ops, Market Grocery, Haggens Grocery, catering services, special orders, Spring Frog Farmstand, and farmers markets.
Through sustainable farming practices Norman hopes "to restore the health of the soil, to restore the health of the plants, animals, and humans as a health preventative method for all life."
Hedlin Farms has been in operation since 1906 when it was founded by our (great) grandfather, Rasmus Koudal shortly after his arrival from Denmark. While seed crops, primarily beet, spinach, and cabbage seed have been the constant thread on our farm over the last hundred years, the farm currently includes a greenhouse transplant and custom transplanting operation for the seed industry, wheat, pickling cucumbers and our fresh market operation which has grown over the last fifteen years from another berry and corn stand along the side of the road to a 50 acre market garden where we grow more than 100 different varieties of Certified Organic crops and spray-free greenhouse produce. Looking to the future, as demand increases our crop mix is starting to include organic feed crops; silage corn, wheat, green chop and hay. Our farm is located near the mouth of the Skagit River, on the outskirts of the town of LaConner. Owned and operated by third generation David Hedlin and Serena Campbell, we continue to be a family operation, with sister Mary Hedlin, daugther Lauren Hedlin and nephew Kai Ottesen all working on the farm. We are committed to the longterm stewardship of our land and waters, the health of our workers, and to growing the highest quality produce the Magic Skagit has to offer. We hope you'll join us!
Maltby Produce/Marshland Orchards is a family owned and operated business expanding it’s efforts to bring local and fresh produce and fruit to the greater Seattle area. For the last four years we have been part of the Pike Place Market scene in Seattle, with our local produce/fruit and our presence on the local markets. We have since dropped our presence at Pike Place in order to expand our commercial sales, including corporate food service and restaurant accounts throughout King County. We have also worked with City of Seattle Human Services agencies and Seattle Public Schools central kitchen providing fresh produce to program meal site providers and community centers serving low-income children and seniors. It has been a challenge and a joy as well as a rewarding experience to bring our products to those who may not have access to locally produced, fresh fruits and vegetables.
Bellingham Mushroom Co is a small-scale family owned and operated farm in Bellingham WA. Dave and Anne Mireault, along with their three children, take pride in growing their produce organically, sustainably, and with as little environmental impact as possible. There is no better feeling than making a meal from food you grew with your own hands using only the best practices, and we want to share that feeling by selling food EVERYONE can feel good about eating! Our farm has been completely free of fungicides, herbicides, pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, and GMO's for as far back as we can trace. Our mushrooms are USDA Certified Organic and we adhere rigorously to the organic standards set forth.
Since 1989, we have been tilling sandy loam soils adjacent to the Nooksack River, just west of Deming, Washington. Our harvest season begins in May and continues into December. We grow a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, and flowers, along with a flock of laying hens, and several batches of broiler chickens and a Thanksgiving turkey flock.
We grow all our crops organically, and our land has been certified organic since the early 1980s. We cultivate our fields with our hands, hoes, a trusty Ford tractor, and a stubborn resolve. We spread compost and plant cover crops to enhance soil fertility and to stimulate plant health. Crops are rotated each season to discourage the build up of plant diseases and maintain a balanced soil. We are constantly searching for varieties adapted to our unique soils and climate. We invite you to visit the garden and see for yourself how we grow your food. Your trust in our work is our most valuable asset.
ou’ll love Osprey Hill’s farm fresh eggs and reminisce over the old-fashioned flavor of our pastured poultry. From our French fillet beans to our rainbow carrots, our tender produce is sure to inspire your next meal. Heck, you may even discover something new along the way. We’re tickled pink about the work we do, and we’re pretty sure you will be too!
Sumas River Farm is a two cultivated acre farm within, but on the edge of Sumas city limits. It is an urban farm in a rural town located in Whatcom County and has been certified organic since 2007. 3870 square feet of our crops are grown under UV film. Sumas River Farm grows multiple berries, herbs and petite greens mixes. Under cover we grow several heirloom tomatoes, three of which are black, chocolate and violet tomatoes.
Sumas River Farm is USDA certified organic since 2007. We follow practices set out by Sustainable Connections in their Food and Farm Finder. We promote Eat Local First. The Bank Local First campaign contributed to us receiving three loans from The Community Coop Farm Fund. Native habitat rings the perimeter of our farm, which is soon to be certified Salmon Safe. We source all soil amendments locally. Thanks to a grant from HumanLinks which we received in February of 2016, we will build an aerated static pile (ASP) to produce on-site enough composted soil to meet our farm's needs. Irrigation is drip method and by hand. A nearly completed refrigerated room meets Energy Star standards. The next project is to power the propagation bed heating cables and refrigeration system with solar power.
Slanted Sun Farm is a WSDA Certified Organic farm located in Everson Washington owned and operated by Anna Morris, a young female farmer. We are excited to provide fresh, high quality produce to wholesale markets around Western Washington. Please consider supporting a beginning farmer who is trying to establish a successful farm business!
We are WSDA Certified Organic. We believe that it is important for everybody’s food to be grown in a way that is not only healthy for the consumer but also for the individuals who grow, harvest, and process it. By keeping with organic standards and not using synthetic pesticides or herbicides as well as taking steps to avoid the use of organic pesticides we ensure harmful residues are not on our food, limit our personal exposure to harmful chemicals, and help build a better ecosystem. We use many practices to keep our plants and soil healthy including crop rotation, beneficial insectaries, use of physical barriers from pests, ensuring adequate nutrients in the soil based on soil tests and proper amendment application, use of cover crops, proper tillage practices, water conservation, and use of organic seeds when commercially available. We look forward to continuing to learn how we can be better stewards of the land and build our business based on sustainable practices.