Vendor: Sumas River FarmLocation: Sumas, WA
Food Miles: 29 miles
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.
Anything from Sumas River Farm this week?
nope! not this week.