FARM TOUR 2018
SEPTEMBER 15th & 16th, 2018
Farm Tour is Open to the public with a $10 Suggested Donation per carload. No one turned away! You can make this donation on any farm.
FARM TOUR FARMS 2017!
(Numbered North to South)
223 Cook Ave Extension, Port Townsend, WA 98368 firstname.lastname@example.org
Certified organic family-run u-pick farm specializing in lavender, flowers, blueberries, and pumpkins. Meet, feed, and learn about primitive British Soay sheep. Talks about small acreage organic farming practices, honeybee observation hive, and lavender essential oil demonstration. Farm store and nature trails open.
Wilderbee Farm is a certified organic family farm offering u-pick cut flowers, herbs, lavender, pumpkins, as well as hand-picked blueberries. The farm is open Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm May through October. Our mission is to practice and promote bee-friendly organic farming, support wildlife conservation, and provide a relaxing place to enjoy simple pleasures on the farm. During summer we distill lavender essential oil using a copper still to capture the sweetest notes. We also raise hens for eggs, honeybees, and a rare, primitive breed of sheep called British Soay for their naturally soft wool. In season, our farm store is stocked with fresh eggs, lavender essential oils and bath products, one-of-a-kind garden woodcrafts, and other unique goods all grown and crafted on the farm. Visitors are welcome to meet and feed the sheep, stroll the fields and nature trails, and enjoy the day at Wilderbee.
DIRECTIONS: From Farm Tour Central, head northwest on WA-19 N/Rhody Dr toward W Valley Rd. Continue onto WA-20 E. Turn left onto S Jacob Miller Rd. Turn right onto Hastings Ave W. Turn left onto Cook Ave. Destination is on your left.
3405 Jackman Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Guided vineyard tours. Organic and hand-harvesting techniques. Varieties including Iskorka and Garanoir, as well as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and many more.
Port Townsend Vineyards was launched through the planting of a 100% organic vineyard in 2015. This vineyard was carefully planned to highlight the unique grape varieties that thrive in this geography and coastal climate. We use exclusively hand-harvesting techniques and care for the vines with no use of pesticides, fungicides, or herbicides. A walk through the vineyard will immerse guests into a world of winemaking that begins with lesser-known and beautiful varieties including Iskorka and Garanoir, as well as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and many more.
DIRECTIONS: From Farm Tour Central, follow SR19 N toward Port Townsend. Take a left at Mill Road, then an immediate right onto Discovery. Turn left on San Juan Avenue. Turn Left onto Umatilla. Turn right onto Landes St.
The Port Townsend Saturday Market is a lively community hub in the center of uptown Port Townsend. One of the largest small town markets in the nation, the Market has over 70 vendors each week including: 40 farms, 4 artisan cheese makers, 3 cideries, artisan bakers, espresso and coffee, herbal salves, soaps, and arts and crafts. Come get your groceries for the week, enjoy a delicious meal, live music and community. Open the first Saturday in April through the third Saturday in December, 9am – 2pm from April through October, 10am – 1 pm from November-December.
5761 Cape George Road, Port Townsend WA 98368 – (360) 379-2424 email@example.com
Weave on an outdoor loom! Hands-on spinning and dyeing. Sheep shearing demo (Saturday only) and wool grading demo (Sunday only).
Amity fiber raises sheep and rabbits, both for fiber on our 5 acre farm. Originally built as a fairy goat farm,the barn is built with cedar milled from the property. Their products include raw fleeces, roving,mill spun yarn from Pere, and hand-woven items.
DIRECTIONS: From Farm Tour Central Head northwest on WA-19 N/Rhody Dr toward W Valley Rd, Turn left onto 4 Corners Rd, Continue onto S Discovery Rd, Turn left onto Cape George Rd, destination is on your right.
5. One Straw Ranch (OPEN SATURDAY AND SUNDAY)
6456 Flagler Road, Nordland (360) 531-0404
Grass-fed Cattle and Romney Sheep, Pasture-raised Berkshire Pigs and Poultry. Available on farm: Beef, Pork, and Lamb by-the-package, Chicken and Quail Eggs, Yarn, Roving, Batts, and Raw Fleeces.
One Straw Ranch raises cattle, sheep, pigs, chickens, turkeys, and quail. All their animals are pasture-raised and are fed without any additional hormones or unnecessary medications to produce delicious, wholesome food for you and your family. They offer beef, pork, and lamb by-the- package or as custom whole/half animals, as well as eggs. Their beef and lamb are 100% grass-fed and the grain for their pigs and chickens is sourced locally. They also offer beautiful yarn, roving, batts, and raw fiber from their Romney sheep.
DIRECTIONS: From Farm Tour Central take Chimacum Road to Port Hadlock and turn right at the 4-way stop onto Oak Bay Road/WA-116. Follow the signs for Indian Island and turn left, staying on Route 116/Flagler Road. Bear left at the sign welcoming you to Marrowstone Island and stay on Flagler Road. One Straw Ranch is on the right at #6456. Look for the WSU Jefferson County Extension sign.
6456 Flagler Road, Nordland WA 98358
26-acre certified organic farm donated to the WSU Land Legacy Program in 2012. Self-guided tour of summer cover crop demonstration, honey bee demonstration, Organic Seed Alliance vegetable seed production, and see the rare Red Poll cattle.
WSU Twin Vista Ranch is a 26-acre certified organic farm that was donated to the WSU Land Legacy Program in 2012 to serve as a center for educational outreach and agricultural development. Washington State University and the Organic Seed Alliance have partnered to develop a community gene bank system at Twin Vista Ranch that is focused on selecting, screening, and managing organic plant genetic resources for the region. The farm has also begun a program to conserve and advance rare animal genetics with a herd of Red Poll cattle, a breed classified as threatened by The Livestock Conservancy.
DIRECTIONS: From Farm Tour Central take Chimacum Road to Port Hadlock and turn right at the 4-way stop onto Oak Bay Road/WA-116. Follow the signs for Indian Island and turn left, staying on Route 116/Flagler Road. Bear left at the sign welcoming you to Marrowstone Island and stay on Flagler Road. WSU Twin Vista Ranch is on the right at #6456. Look for the WSU Jefferson County Extension sign.
7. Marrowstone Vineyards (OPEN SATURDAY AND SUNDAY)
423 Meade Road, Nordland firstname.lastname@example.org
Wine tasting, live music, Vineyard tours. 7 wines available for tasting, Dry Riesling, Viognier, Gewurztraminer, Cab/Mourvedre blend, Dirty Red Blend, Malbec, and Cab-Franc. Six different varietals growing in the vineyard, Siegerrebe, Madeline Angevine, Melon De Bourgogne, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Agria.
Marrowstone Vineyards is a boutique winery, making small batch, handcrafted delicious wines. For some of the wine production they use grapes harvested from their own two and a half acre vineyard. Including six different varieties Siegerrebe, Madeline Angevine, Melon De Bourgogne, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Agria. They harvest small quantities from our vineyard, yet the flavors and minerality are enormous, due to the conditions and location they grow them in.
DIRECTIONS: From Farm Tour Central, take Chimacum Road to Port Hadlock and turn right at the 4-way stop, onto Oak Bay Road/WA-116. Follow the signs for Indian Island and turn left, staying on Route 116. Bear left at the sign welcoming you to Marrowstone Island and stay on Flagler Road. Turn right onto Meade Road and look for Marrowstone Vineyards on your left, at 423 Meade Rd.
111 Sunfield Lane, Port Hadlock, WA 98339
Biodynamic farm offering talks, tours and a film showing. Fiber arts demo and hands-on wool processing, wildcrafting, goat milking and grain milling. Farm produce for sale and/or u-pick. Pop-up “Waldorf Store” selling beeswax, crayons and simple books and crafts. Live music, kids activities: crafts, wool projects, visits with animals, scavenger hunt. Sunday 2:00 pm animal blessing with Dale Kelly.
The 81 acres of fields, forest and wetlands serve as an inspiring educational resource for Sunfield, Land for Learning. The non-profit organization offers farm based community education programs and a pre-k through grade 8 Waldorf School. The students help tend the flock of Coltswold sheep, milk the Nubian goats, and care for the laying hens. They also lend helping hands in the vegetables production gardens which are certified biodynamic and organic.
DIRECTIONS: From Farm Tour Central, Head northwest on WA-19 N/Rhody Dr toward West Valley Rd. Destination is on your left just after Fiesta Jalisco.
Students will lead bee apiary and horticultural tours. Greenhouse and garden grow food used on campus. Rain catchment system, worm composting bin. First high school Bee Campus USA.
Chimacum High School Horticulture has a greenhouse and garden space where they grow some of the food used in the foods class. They also have a rain catchment system, worm composting bin and 3 bee hives on campus. They are the first high school bee campus USA in the nation.
DIRECTIONS: From Farm Tour Central, head NW on Rhody Dr/SR19 toward Port Townsend. Turn left onto West Valley Road and take the first left hand turn after the tennis courts. Park near the greenhouse. Apiary tour will begin at the greenhouse.
10. Chimacum Sunday Farmers Market (OPEN SUNDAY ONLY)
10 am – 2 pm at Farm Tour Central
(Chimacum Corner Farmstand) 9122 Rhody Dr, Chimacum, WA 98325
The Chimacum Farmers Market is set up every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm, June-October. More rustic than its sister markets in Port Townsend, this jewel of a market offers a remarkable variety of seasonal produce from neighboring farms as well as artisan food, crafts, and local music. New this year, kids and kindred can anticipate “Kids Day” the first Sunday of every month. Meet up with other children and enjoy special activities and music. Dogs as of yet don’t get a special day, but are always welcome as long as leashed and mannered.
124 Center Road, Chimacum, WA 98325 – (360) 339-8478 email@example.com
Historic former dairy farm turned organic orchard – offering guided cider tastings, orchard tours, woodfired pizza, local food carts and treats, live music, outdoor play area and more. Learn about land partners including Organic Seed Alliance, Essential Blooms, Friends of the Trees, North Olympic Salmon Coalition and the Jefferson Land Trust. No smoking, no dogs please.
The Finnriver Orchard and Cider Garden is located on 50 acres of fertile Center Valley farmland, just south of the Chimacum crossroads. Once a historic dairy farm, Finnriver now offers cider tastings and community events, and grows an organic orchard of 6,000 traditional cider apple and pear trees, along with organic grains and vegetables. They also partner with several organizations on the land who conduct research, education and restoration activities, including Organic Seed Alliance, North Olympic Salmon Coalition and the Jefferson Land Trust.
DIRECTIONS: From Farm Tour Central head south on Center Road, take the first driveway on the right.
12. Organic Seed Alliance at Finnriver Orchard (OPEN SATURDAY AND SUNDAY)
124 Center Road, Chimacum, WA 98325
2-acre piece of the Finnriver Orchard including three greenhouses and a field full of seed crops, vegetable crop trials, flowers for pollinators, and cover crops. Seed cleaning demos and activities, guess the seed game, seed art, and tours of the production field.
Seed is part of our common cultural heritage – a living, natural resource that demands careful management to meet food needs now and into the future. Organic Seed Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that advances ethical seed solutions to meet food and farming needs in a changing world. The OSA research farm is a 2-acre piece of the Finnriver Orchard including three greenhouses and a field full of seed crops, vegetable crop trials, flowers for pollinators, and cover crops. Seed cleaning demos and activities, guess the seed game, seed art, and tours of the production field at 11:00am and 2:00pm.
DIRECTIONS: From Farm Tour Central head west on Center Road, take the first driveway on the right.
124 Center Road, Chimacum, WA 98325
See, smell, taste and enjoy many common and unusual medicinal trees, shrubs, perennial herbs and annuals at the Finnriver location. Discuss common uses with Michael Pilarski, permaculture expert and wildcrafter.
Friends of the Trees Botanicals Farm grows a wide diversity of medicinal plants. Our plantings are complex mixtures of medicinal trees, shrubs, perennial herbs and annuals characterized by beauty, color, fragrance and economic value. They are medicinal agroforestry systems. Since 1996 they have established many plantings in Washington, Oregon, and Montana. Our latest planting at Finnriver Farm in Chimacum (one-fourth acre) was started in the spring of 2017. They have two other plantings in Jefferson County which are not on the farm tour. Search for Pilarski agroforestry on Youtube and you will see lots of our older plantings.
DIRECTIONS: From Farm Tour Central head west on Center Road, take the first driveway on the right.
406 Center Road, Chimacum WA 98325
Farm and production system tours of over 150 different varieties of certified organic vegetables, berries and flowers on 23 acres. Kestrel bird expert on site discussing positive impacts on the natural and farm environment. Cumulative over 40 years of farming experience. Farm Stand open! NOTE: This farm is open on Sunday only.
Red Dog Farm produces over 150 different varieties of certified organic vegetables, berries and flowers on 23 acres. Their produce is sold locally at Port Townsend and Chimacum farmers markets, their 9- month long CSA program, at their self-serve Farm Stand, and through various retailers and restaurants. They are open for Farm Tour on Sunday only. Come out to meet your local farmers, get a guided tour of our production fields, taste the seasonal bounty, and take in the sweet Center Valley view.
DIRECTIONS: From Farm Tour Central follow Center Rd south to #406. Make a right into the driveway on the west side of Center Rd and head for the red barn.
15. Compass Rose Farm & The Dirt Rich School (OPEN SATURDAY AND SUNDAY)
1463 West Uncas Road, Port Townsend WA firstname.lastname@example.org
40 acre bio-diverse farm. Pet Icelandic sheep! Learn to drop spindle, card and come wool. Try your hand at spinning yarn on a locally made spinning wheel. Explore the gardens pet the rabbits and see the free ranging Chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys. Site of the Dirt Rich Permaculture School.
Compass Rose is a 40 acres bio-diverse farm that raises Icelandic sheep, chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys and rabbits. Their farm hosts The Dirt Rich School, a permaculture school that teaches sustainable food production, animal wifery, Fiber production and processing, food preservation and homesteading skills. Come see the free range farm and pet the sheep.
DIRECTIONS: From Farm Tour Central, Head northwest on WA-19 N/Rhody Dr., Turn Left onto Anderson Lake Road, Turn left onto WA-20 W, Take a slight left toward US-101 S, Turn left onto US-101 S, Turn right onto W Uncas Rd, Turn Right (Destination will be on your right).
42 Tall Tree Lane, Chimacum WA 98325
New permaculture-inspired farm. Vegetables, fruits, and herbs specializing in citrus, mushrooms, heirloom and unique fruit. Apple and pear orchard. Pet Nigerian dwarf goats!
New permaculture-inspired market farm in the beautiful Beaver Valley of Chimacum. Focused on regenerative practices and soil health, Kodama grows a multitude of vegetables, fruits, and herbs specializing in citrus, mushrooms, heirloom vegetables, and unique fruit. Other projects in the works include developing a 5 acre food forest and construction of a commercial kitchen for a future CSA. Come say “hi” to our three adorable Nigerian dwarf goats, take a tour of the farm and the tropical geodesic dome, and learn about our sustainable gardening practices.
DIRECTIONS: From Farm Tour Central, Head southeast on WA-19 S/Rhody Drive, Turn right onto Tall Tree Lane, Turn right into the first driveway. Be careful of fast traffic when leaving.
Certified organic 40 acres of mixed vegetables on the historic Boulton Farm in Quilcene. U-cut flowers, self-guided tour, vintage tractor viewing, historical photos on display.
Dharma Ridge is a WSDA certified organic farm growing 40 acres of mixed vegetables on the historic Boulton Farm in Quilcene. Their produce is available at the Poulsbo Farmers Market as well as through the Port Townsend Food Coop, Chimacum Corner Farmstand and through wholesale distribution to Seattle area grocers.
DIRECTIONS: From Farm Tour Central, Head northwest on WA-19 N/Rhody Dr toward W Valley Rd, Turn left onto Anderson Lake Rd, Turn left onto WA-20 W, Slight left toward US-101 S, Turn left onto US-101 S, Turn right onto Boulton Farms Rd.
3940 Leland Valley Road West, Quilcene, WA 98376
Visit the Jacob Sheep and take the journey from “sheep to shawl”. Shop the fiber marketplace featuring local fiber artists. Prize winning raw fleeces, processed fiber for hand spinners, hand spun yarn and many hand knit items. Custom spun wool.
Jan Gillanders’ passion for spinning, knitting & weaving has given her a great appreciation for the process of creating something from the “ground up”. You can take the journey from “sheep to shawl” during Farm Tour. Over the years she has expanded her business to offer quality, prize winning raw fleeces, processed fiber for hand spinners, hand spun yarn and many hand knit items. She also custom spins wool for those who want yarn for that special project. Jacobs’ Fleece Farm includes a small “Spinners Flock” of Jacob Sheep.
DIRECTIONS: From Farm Tour Central, Turn right onto Center Rd, Turn right onto East Columbia St, Turn right onto US-101 N, Slight left onto Leland Valley Road West, Destination is on your left.
19. Serendipity Farm (OPEN SATURDAY AND SUNDAY)
141 Cemetery Road, Quilcene, WA 98376
Family and employee owned 46 Acre Organic Farm. Farm tours, produce, horse riding facility, barns, wetlands restoration, children’s garden, children’s riding demonstration by Pony Club. Horse boarding facility that practices, conservation, recreation and sustainable agriculture. Stream restoration project, 5 greenhouses, stable, two arenas, 8 acres of produce, fruit, pastured poultry and bees. Large compost building. CSA, Farm Stand, value-added products. Bicycle camping available.
Family and employee owned 46 Acre Organic Farm that practices conservation, recreation and sustainable agriculture. Produce growing areas including greenhouses, horse riding facility, stables and arena, wetlands, stream restoration project, children’s garden, pastured poultry and farm stand. Children’s riding demonstration by Pony Club, a natural horsemanship class on Sunday. Pony rides for children and full line of products. Bicycle camping available and encouraged.
DIRECTIONS: From Farm Tour Central Proceed down Center road toward Quilcene (approx 18 miles). Turn right onto Colmbia St. Go ¼ mile then turn right onto HWY 101. Turn left onto Cemetery Road. Serendipity Farm sign on left. Turn left go ¼ mile to main farm entrance. Proceed to parking by the riding arenas.
About Jefferson County Farm Tour:
Jefferson County Farm Tour MISSION:
- Celebrate locally grown food, fiber, and farm-made products
- Invite community members to learn and engage with their local farmers
- Stimulate economic opportunity for farms in Jefferson County
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