2016 Farm Tour Coordinator
Here is the list of farms that participated in 2015.
1. Amity Fiber
5760 Cape George Road, Port Townsend (360) 379-2424
Amity Fiber was originally built as a dairy goat farm with a barn built from the land’s originally cleared trees. We raise sheep, angora rabbits, chickens and alpaca. Our sheep are Corriedal crosses raised primarily for fine fleeces. Farm Tour guests will enjoy demonstrations of spinning, weaving and fiber dyeing with live music and a picnic area.
2691 Egg & I Road, Chimacum (360) 732-4863
For over a hundred years the Bishop Family has farmed the same Beaver Valley land that inspired Betty Macdonald’s famous memoir “The Egg and I”. The original 160 acres has since grown to 525 acres and is now home to the only Certified Organic dairy on the North Olympic Peninsula. The Bishop family invites visitors to do a self-guided tour of their historic farm and meet the three generations that continue to work together to preserve this important piece of Jefferson County Heritage.
1210 F Street, Port Townsend
Colinwood Farm is a 100% organic, family owned farm that offers affordable produce to the local community. Located in the heart of Port Townsend, Colinwood offers a year-round, 24-hour farm stand operated via an honor system payment box. Visitors are invited to peruse the produce stand, custom heated-soil greenhouse tours, and walk the spacious fields of this inner-city farm that specializes in potatoes, salad greens and greenhouse crops.
1463 W. Uncas Road, Port Townsend (360) 379-1443 www.compassrosefarms.org
Compass Rose Farms is a 40 acre permaculture farm dedicated to teaching permaculture to others. On their land, they raise Icelandic sheep, chickens, ducks, geese and rabbits. The Dirt Rich School is their newest endeavor that aims to offer permaculture courses later this year and into the future. Visitors can walk through all of Compass Rose Farms’ growing facilities and visit the livestock on display. Kids activities will include a woods walk and maybe a scavenger hunt!
9165 Rhody Drive, Chimacum (360) 732-4337 www.finnriver.com
Finnriver has planted an organic apple orchard at the historic Brown Dairy Farm just across the street from the Chimacum Corner Farmstand & Farm Tour Central. The 50 acre land ins being worked on by many partners and features a new tasting room courtyard for Finnriver Cidery. Come find out what’s growing from Organic Seed Alliance, North Olympic Salmon Coalition, WSU, Essential Blooms and Finnriver. Apples, grains, flowers & more!
423 Meade Road, Nordland (360) 385-5239 www.marrowstonevineyards.com
Marrowstone Vineyards is a winery and 2.5 acre vineyard in a beautiful setting overlooking Puget Sound, Whidbey Island and the snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains. The tasting room and upstairs area serve as a gallery for local artists, with paintings, woodcraft, photography, metal sculpture and ceramics. Their tasting room provides 5 pours for $5, consisting of Riesling, Pinot Gris, a Washington and an Oregon Pinot Noir and a unique spiced apple wine made from apples grown on Marrowstone Island. Visitors can view wine making operations and hear a short lecture on the history of their winery and the process of growing grapes and making wine. Vineyard tours, weather permitting.
10 Old State Hwy, Quilcene (360) 531-4579 www.midori-farm.com
Midori Farm is a 29 acre, certified organic farm located in the village of Quilcene in East Jefferson County. They grow high quality organic vegetables, garden starts, seeds, and craft our own traditionally fermented award-winning sauerkraut and kimchi from farm grown produce. The farm is nestled in the Quilcene valley which was created by the Little and Big Quilcene rivers flowing from the Olympic Mountains into pristine Quilcene Bay. This confluence has created a deep and fertile sandy clay loam soil ideal for raising crops of all sorts. Organic produce, sauerkraut and kimchi are available for sale, along with tours of the farm.
220 Jimson Lane, Port Townsend (360) 621-7479
Onatrue Farm is a 10acre new family farm, located just outside of the city limits of Port Townsend. Come experience the success & failure of building a market farm out of an old hayfield. Four hoop houses, ginger and tea along with traditional crops, chickens and tractors. We will likely be building the season’s garlic fields! Guests will enjoy guided tours or the fields, hoop houses and chicken coops. Educational discussions will include water saving technologies using black plastic mulch with drip tape and the latest agricultural technology of crop production.
6456 Flagler Road, Nordland (360) 302-0793 www.onestrawranch.com
One Straw Ranch raises cattle, sheep, pigs, chickens, turkeys, and quail. Each One Straw Ranch animal is pasture-raised and fed without any additional hormones or unnecessary medications to produce delicious, wholesome food for you and your family. Visitors to the farm can purchase raw and unprocessed Romney fiber, meats by the package, custom whole/half animals, chicken & quail eggs. They offer raw and unprocessed Romney fiber, yarn roving, meats by the package or custom whole/half animals and chicken and quail eggs.
9165 Rhody Drive, Chimacum (360) 385-7192 www.seedalliance.org
The OSA Research farm serves as a primary field site for the organization’s plant breeding, variety trials, and seed production. The research at this site compliments OSA’s on-farm participatory research occurring at many other farms on the peninsula. OSA will be partnered with WSU Twin Vista Ranch at the One Straw Ranch during Farm Tour. Visitors can enjoy a taste evaluation of the vegetable variety trials, seed cleaning demonstration. Kids & Adults can participate in a “Name That Seed” game while enjoying a freshly grilled corn on the cob.
406 Center Road, Chimacum (360) 732-0223 www.reddogfarm.net
Settled in the fertile Center Valley, Red Dog Farm boasts gorgeous views, salmon-bearing Chimacum Creek frontage, and prime growing conditions. Red Dog is certified organic and grows over 150 different varieties of vegetables, berries and flowers on 23 acres. Produce is sold locally at Port Townsend and Chimacum farmers markets, a 10-month long CSA program, at their fabulous self-serve Red Dog Farm Stand, and through various retailers and restaurants. Red Dog farmers will be on hand to give tours of our fields, answer your garden questions, and share their experiences. Red Dog fresh produce, berries and flowers will be available for purchase.
2205 Ivy Street, Port Townsend (360) 385-7825
The 2.5 acre Rosebud Ranch is home to 1 llama, 4 Huacaya alpacas & 4 Suri alpacas. The herd is shorn once a year in June and fiber is processed by hand as well as commercially processed by our local fiber mills. Visitors are invited to enjoy the various vendors onsite who will demonstrate the process of spinning, felting and weaving.
Port Ludlow Marina at 1 Gull Drive, Port Ludlow (206) 707-5793 www.salishseatrading.coop
Salish Sea Trading Cooperative’s peer-shaped sailboats have been sailing local goods from Port Ludlow since 2010. We offer the community low-carbon, environmentally friendly ways to move goods without using fossil fuel. Our primary customers have been Dharma Ridge Farm & Finnriver Cidery. We have sailed maritime goods to the Port Ludlow Marina since 2014 and hope to expand to carrying non-perishables like bike parts. During Farm Tour, sea shanty music will be in the background while guests enjoy discussions about sail transport benefits, demonstrations on how to plot a course and take a tour inside the boat. Kids will enjoy the Origami sailboat making for kids – a fun and simple art craft that takes just minutes to learn!
1594 Center Road, Chimacum www.shortsfamilyfarm.com
Family farmed since 1945, the 400-acre Short’s Family Farm is now home to an 85 head herd of 100% grass-fed beef and a commercial-scale magical soil and composting facility. Short’s USDA certified beef can be found at local farmer’s markets, groceries, and restaurants. Visit during Farm Tour to experience the making of Short’s magical soil, from composting to screening to mixing. Be sure to pick some compost, magical soil, and fabulous grass-fed beef on your way out!
187 Covington Way, Chimacum (425) 218-5675 www.springrainfarmandorchard.com
SpringRain Farm & Orchard is a certified organic farm located in the heart of Chimacum on 28 acres of prime agricultural land. They grow a wide variety of berries, orchard fruits, greenhouse crops, herbs, asparagus, and garlic. They keep bees and also produce pasture-raised eggs, chicken, turkey, rabbit, and lamb with a strong focus on ensuring our meat is ethically-raised. They use a diversified farming system that involves protein, vegetables, fruit, and pollinators to provide the most sustainable system as possible. Beehive and chicken feed demos, Jefferson Land Trust creek restoration tours, and farmstand are open and farm tours available.
111 Sunfield Lane, Port Hadlock (425) 218-3608 www.sunfieldfarm.org
Sunfield Farm is a community based nonprofit farm comprising eighty-one acres of fields, forest, crops, and wetlands. Stewardship, education, and providing fresh healthy food is their most salient goal. Organic and biodynamic techniques are used to tend the diverse array of crops and livestock on the farm. This integrated system allows us to produce berries, veggies, hay, pastured meats, and free range eggs with minimal inputs from outside sources. You can enjoy their raised products through their CSA (community supported agriculture) program. Enjoy a self-guided tour: meet our animals and see the crops that are being grown. Kid-friendly activities will be provided as well as snacks and music. Assorted produce, craft items, wool, cook books, soap. A market stand area will be set up for visitors.
1671 Dabob Road, Quilcene (360) 732-4109 www.tayloredfibers.com
Taylored Farms is an 8 acre farm with approximately 10 sheep, 2 goats, 1 llama, 1 horse. They are set up to process animal fiber (sheep, goat, alpaca, llama, etc) from wash through to carded batts or roving. Taylored Farms will be selling fleeces and processed natural & colored fibers, along with a demo of the Pat Green Carding Machine. Vendors will offer explanation of fiber processing & dyeing, blending etc. Farm visitors will also have the opportunity to pet livestock including goats, sheep, llama and horses.
223 Cook Avenue, Port Townsend (360-379-2434) www.wilderbeefarm.com
We built the farm with visitors in mind offering u-pick lavender, cut flowers, and pumpkins as well as blueberries hand-picked and sold in pints at our farm store (until plants are mature enough for u-pick). Every weekend during summer we distill lavender to extract its pure essential oil and floral water (hydrosol), which we bottle and sell at the farm store. We also raise hens for eggs, honeybees, and a rare, primitive breed of sheep called British Soay for their naturally soft wool ranging in color from blonde to dark brown and even black.
In season, our farm store is stocked with fresh eggs, dahlia tubers (May-June), lavender products, garden woodcrafts, and other unique goods grown and crafted on the farm. Check our Welcome page for what’s fresh and in store May – October.
Twin Vista Ranch raises grass-fed lamb and beef, as well as pastured pork, turkey, chicken, quail and eggs. Their flock of Romney sheep will be featured both Saturday and Sunday on the Farm Tour. Fleece, roving and batts will be for sale. A local spinner will be on site to demonstrate hand spinning and talk about how to get the best out of a Romney fleece. Organic Seed Alliance will also host an info booth and seed tours.
141 Cemetery Road, Quilcene (206) 708-5621 www.serendipityfarm-quilcene.org
Serendipity Farm is an old farmstead in Quilcene that has been a farm since the 1800s. Their focus is to practice conversation, recreation and sustainable agriculture. On the 46 acre farm, you will find boarded horses, continuous workshops offered seasonally, 8 acres of produce and fruit, goats, chickens and three generations of family living on the farm. During Farm Tour, guests will enjoy the equestrian activities, kids activities, livestock to pet, pony rides and good farm to eat and for sale! Tour the wetlands, gunny sack races and other old fashioned family type activities will also be available for the whole family.
For more information about the Olympic Peninsula Fiber Farms, including the fiber farms listed above, please visit www.olypenfiberfarmtour.com