13th Annual
Whatcom County Farm Tour

Free ~ Family Friendly ~ Self-Guided

Event Details

Saturday, September 7
Sunday, September, 8
10-4pm

*Some farms are open both days, some only one – see below!

See, taste, feel, and learn hands-on what goes into local food production. Meet unique Whatcom County farms and experience the passion and care that goes into producing local food for our community. Start anywhere you like and make an itinerary that works for you! And don’t forget to bring a cooler to store your farm fresh goodies in.

All Participating Farms
& Refreshment Stops

Yellow = Farms Open Both Days
Orange = Farms Open Only Saturday
Magenta = Farms Open Only Sunday
Green = Refreshment stops (see below for which days they’re open)
Purple = Farmers Market Stops

The Farm Tour is a free community event, but you can purchase a $15 Farm Tour VIP badge online, or by cash or check donation at any farm tour stop to support the Farm Tour. You’ll get exclusive freebies and offers at most stops. Discover what each stop will offer below!

Farm Stop Details

Saturday Farm Stops

Alluvial Farms Pastured Pork & Organic Grains

6825 Goodwin Rd, Everson

Alluvial Farms raises pastured pork and small grains just south of Everson. Our first crop of barley will be in the grain bins, seventy-five pigs will be wandering, paint dried on our mural, and site prep underway for forest planting. Feed the pigs! Take your picture on a tractor! See our mixer mill and our mechanical tillage equipment and learn how we make our grain ration and farm paddocks after each grazing cycle.

VIP Badge Deal: 50% one package of pasture-raised pork.

Appel Farms

6605 Northwest Dr, Ferndale

Appel Farms started with a young man’s dream to be a dairy farmer. That dream carried him from his home and family in Holland to a bright future in the United States where he established his farm in 1967, and later began making cheese. Let us share the love we have for farming, family, the land, and the community during a guided tour of our farm. Learn about our commitment to sustainability and sample a variety of farmstead artisan cheese.

VIP Badge Deal: free “cow pie” ice cream sandwich dessert.

Atwood Ales Farm Brewery

4012 Sweet Rd, Blaine

You have visited breweries in industrial parks and historic downtown buildings, but have you ever visited a farm brewery? Our small, family farm grows ingredients for the on-site brewery where we produce unique ales inspired by French and Belgian farmhouse brewing traditions. Normally closed to the public, we invite you to tour our unique brewery and farm, and enjoy a free taste of our beer.

VIP Badge Deal: An ‘Eat Local First’ reusable fork-spoon for all your on-the-go eating adventures!

Ferndale Farmstead Artisanal Cheeses

2780 Aldergrove Rd, Ferndale

You’ve heard of farm-to-table, but what about seed-to-cheese? Come experience how we put sustainable principles in action to produce our artisan cheeses. On our 500-acre farm, we grow our own feed and raise our own cows to produce the milk for our creamery. Tour the facility, walk the farm, and learn about the seed-to-table process, with a cheese tasting at the end of course!

VIP Badge Deal: a bag of artisan, grass-fed cheese samples.

Growing Veterans

6458 Martin Pl, Lynden

We empower veterans to cultivate purpose and belonging by growing food, community, and each other. Our farm is a place where veterans and civilian supporters work together to grow food for local food programs, while building a more connected community. We grow beets, carrots, garlic, squash, kale, and lettuce for local restaurants, as well as hops, honey, and peppers for value-added products.

VIP Badge Deal: free organic garlic for cooking or planting in the yard.

Matheson Farms

228 East Smith Rd, Bellingham

Have you ever met a yak? Now’s your chance! Come visit and learn more about the mysterious and ancient yak. Matheson Farms is home to yak, beef cattle, chickens, and four generations of farmers. Check out our grass-finished meats, and eggs from pastured hens. Hear about our conservation projects that protect water quality and practices designed to regenerate land. We’ll have educational displays, demonstrations, sausage sampling, games, and Yak-tivities for the whole family!

VIP Badge Deal: free gift tote bag with surprises inside. A few lucky bags hold gift certificates – limit one gift bag per VIP.

MyShan Dairy

112 H Street Rd, Lynden

We are a small 35 cow Guernsey dairy farm. We vat pasteurize, bottle our milk, and distribute to 30 stores, from Lynden on south to Seattle. Our cows are fed a non-GMO diet and our milk products are verified by the Non-GMO Project. Come meet and feed our gentle-natured Guernseys, pet the fawn and white colored calves, enjoy a hay ride, learn about A2-quality milk, see the processing facility, taste the “Golden Guernsey Goodness,” and learn about the health benefits of Golden Guernsey milk.

VIP Badge Deal: buy one gallon, get 1/2 off a gallon of chocolate or regular milk.

Twin Brook Creamery

9728 Double Ditch Rd, Lynden

We are a family dairy farm that bottles milk from our “girls” right on the farm in glass bottles. Visit our farm that has been in the family for 108 years, founded in 1910. We will be giving wagon rides, sampling our great milks, letting kids drive pedal tractors around, and having farm animals for all to see. We will also have a picnic area and tables set up if you would like to bring your own lunch to enjoy on the tour.

VIP Badge Deal: an exclusive tour of the off-site robotic milking facility for your whole family! Tours at 11 am, 12, 1, & 2 pm.

Wild Acres Farm

1779 E Smith Rd, Bellingham

Tradition meets technology at Wild Acres Family Farm in Bellingham. From our fully automated pasture-roaming chicken houses, to our solar-powered aquaponics veggie-growing facilities, we produce happy healthy organic poultry and veggies with practices that are best for the animals, the consumer, and the environment. Come join the fun. You can join in some chicken yoga, a turkey sing-along, or do the wave with Slim, the Wild Acres dancing Scarecrow.

VIP Badge Deal: VIP Badge Deal: 10% off your Thanksgiving turkey reservation, and 30% off up to two pasture-raised chickens.

Wright Brothers Farm

6785 Enterprise Rd, Ferndale

We grow a wide variety of organic vegetables using a low-till strategy in raised beds on property that has been in our family for more than 100 years. We will share with visitors how we’ve built from scratch the key components of our farm: hoop houses with automated sidewalls for temperature control, an automated drip irrigation system, and raised beds (using a walk-behind tractor).

VIP Badge Deal: raffle entry to win a locally-sourced dinner for 8, cooked by the farmers at the farm.

Sunday Farm Stops

Alluvial Farms Pastured Pork & Organic Grains

6825 Goodwin Rd, Everson

Alluvial Farms raises pastured pork and small grains just south of Everson. Our first crop of barley will be in the grain bins, seventy-five pigs will be wandering, paint dried on our mural, and site prep underway for forest planting. Feed the pigs! Take your picture on a tractor! See our mixer mill and our mechanical tillage equipment and learn how we make our grain ration and farm paddocks after each grazing cycle.

VIP Badge Deal: 50% one package of pasture-raised pork.

Atwood Ales Farm Brewery

4012 Sweet Rd, Blaine

You have visited breweries in industrial parks and historic downtown buildings, but have you ever visited a farm brewery? Our small family farm grows ingredients for the on-site brewery where we produce unique ales inspired by French and Belgian farmhouse brewing traditions. Normally closed to the public, we invite you to tour our unique brewery and farm and enjoy a free taste of our beer.

VIP Badge Deal: An ‘Eat Local First’ reusable fork-spoon for all your on-the-go eating adventures!

Cloud Mountain Farm Center

6906 Goodwin Rd, Everson

Stop by Cloud Mountain Farm Center for a taste of the summer bounty and to learn more about our education programs! At CMFC we grow both food AND farmers. Come learn about how we integrate education into our diversified fruit, vegetable, and nursery production. You can tour the orchards and vineyards as well as sample a taste of each of our many tomato varieties. The nursery and farm stand will be open. We are excited to share the harvest with you!
VIP Badge Deal: 20% off your entire purchase at the nursery.

Growing Veterans Farm

6458 Martin Place, Lynden

We empower veterans to cultivate purpose and belonging by growing food, community, and each other. Our farm is a place where veterans and civilian supporters work together to grow food for local food programs, while building a more connected community. We grow beets, carrots, garlic, squash, kale, and lettuce for local restaurants, as well as hops, honey, and peppers for value-added products.

VIP Badge Deal: free garlic for cooking or planting in the garden.

Matheson Farms

228 East Smith Rd, Bellingham

Have you ever met a yak? Now’s your chance! Come visit and learn more about the mysterious and ancient yak. Matheson Farms is home to yak, beef cattle, chickens, and four generations of farmers. Check out our grass-finished meats, and eggs from pastured hens. Hear about our conservation projects that protect water quality, and practices designed to regenerate the land. We’ll have educational displays, demonstrations, sausage sampling, games, and Yak-tivities for the whole family!

VIP Badge Deal: free gift tote bag with surprises inside. A few lucky bags hold gift certificates – limit one gift bag per VIP.

Rabble and Roost Farm

7762 Enterprise Rd, Ferndale

Rabble and Roost is a small scale market garden specializing in diverse vegetables, fruit, and eggs. This farm has a bit of everything—from tomatoes to pumpkins, heritage pigs, chickens, and beehives. In just their third season, Rabble and Roost works with minimal machinery and uses organic practices to nourish the soil, their crops, and their animals.

VIP Badge Deal: 25% everything at the farmstead on the day of the tour.

Ten Fold Farm

4634 Guide Meridian, Bellingham

We are a Certified Naturally Grown farm on the outskirts of Bellingham, WA. Our family owned and operated farm features a rotational grazing system for livestock and non-GMO heirloom vegetables, herbs, and fruit. The back pastures supply hay for winter and also a great setting for weddings. Come feed the animals, tour the gardens, and if you are looking for that perfect spot to propose…we’ll have our wedding arbor up! Eggs, vegetables, and USDA meat will be available for purchase as well.

VIP Badge Deal: 20% your purchase on the day of the tour.

Wild Acres Farm

1779 E Smith Rd, Bellingham

Tradition meets technology at Wild Acres Family Farm in Bellingham. From our fully automated pasture-roaming chicken houses, to our solar-powered aquaponics veggie-growing facilities, we produce happy, healthy organic poultry and veggies with practices that are best for the animals, the consumer, and the environment. Come join the fun. You can join in some chicken yoga, a turkey sing-along, or do the wave with Slim, the Wild Acres dancing Scarecrow.

VIP Badge Deal: 10% off your Thanksgiving turkey reservation, and 30% off up to two pasture-raised chickens.

Wright Brothers Farm

6785 Enterprise Rd, Ferndale

We grow a wide variety of organic vegetables using a low-till strategy in raised beds on property that has been in our family for more than 100 years. We will share with visitors how we’ve built from scratch the key components of our farm: hoop houses with automated sidewalls for temperature control, an automated drip irrigation system, and raised beds (using a walk-behind tractor).

 VIP Badge Deal: raffle entry to win a locally-sourced dinner for 8, cooked by the farmers at the farm.

Refreshment Stops

Refreshment Stops

Bellewood Farms
Drayton Harbor Oyster Company
Good To Go Meat Pies
Probably Shouldn’t Distillery
Rome Store & Country Kitchen
Twin Sisters Creamery

(Location details below!)

Bellewood Farms

6140 Guide Meridian, Lynden
Open Saturday & Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm

Sample our farm-to-bottle spirits in our distillery tasting room or enjoy a fresh pressed apple cider frosty, all made from apples grown on our farm!

Drayton Harbor

685 Peace Portal Dr, Blaine
Saturday 12-7 pm, Sunday 12-5 pm

A true oyster house that serves up freshly shucked oysters with an extensive local tap list.  We’re proud to also pour brews from our friends at Atwood Ales!

Good To Go Meat Pies

128 W Main St, Everson
Saturday Only, 11 am to 6 pm

Meat Pies and Pastries made with locally sourced ingredients and a commitment to sustainability – Open House Sat!

Probably Shouldn’t Distillery/Breckenridge Blueberries

3595 Breckenridge Rd, Everson
Saturday & Sunday, 12-5 pm

Sample small-batch spirits made from our farm ingredients and other hyper-local producers 12-5pm. Tour the distillery and enter to win prizes!

Rome Store & Country Kitchen

2908 Mt Baker Highway, Bellingham
Saturday & Sunday, 11 am to 7 pm

Scratch Kitchen | Store | Ice Cream Stop – Featuring tons of local producers!

Twin Sisters Creamery

6202 Portal Way, Ferndale
Saturday only, 11 am to 6 pm

Taste award-winning, locally made cheeses!

Farmers Market Stops

Farmers Market Stops

Meet even more local farmers!

Bellingham Farmers Market
Ferndale Farmers Market
Lynden Farmers Market
Twin Sisters Farmers Market

(Location details below!)

Bellingham Farmers Market

Depot Market Square (1100 Railroad Ave), Saturday 10 am to 3 pm
Barkley Village Green (2215 Rimland Dr), Saturday 2-6 pm

The nationally-recognized Bellingham Farmers Market is the perfect place to start your Farm Tour! Pick up a Farm Tour Map; talk face-to-face with local farmers selling at the market; and check out the delicious variety of produce, meats, cheeses, and more being grown and produced right in Whatcom and Skagit counties. Stop by our Demo Days booth at Saturday downtown market to get new recipes for school lunches and ask us questions about how to prepare local veggies.

Ferndale Farmers Market

Ferndale Grocery Outlet (1750 LaBounty Dr), Friday from 2-6 pm

Nothing’s sweeter than a fresh red apple or crisp cabbage from your local farmer. Come out and find the finest local purveyors and producers of quality goods.

Lynden Farmers Market

Centennial Park (319 Grover St), Saturday 10 am to 2 pm

Located on the grass of Centennial Park in downtown Lynden every Saturday from 10am-2pm beginning mid-June thru September, this local market has been a part of Lynden since 2011. With a mix of farmers, food vendors, crafters, and artisans you can find everything from vegetables, eggs, and meat, to soaps and gifts. Come and see why the Lynden Farmers Market is one of the fastest growing Farmers Markets in Washington. Free parking and entertainment.

Twin Sisters Market

Nugent’s Corner (3705 Mount Baker Hwy), Saturday 9 am to 3 pm
Northfork Library (7506 Kendall Road), Saturday 10 am to 2 pm

A cooperatively run mobile farmers market, we’re working to bring fresh healthy foods to Whatcom County food deserts. From 9am-3pm at Nugent’s Corner and from 10am to 2pm in Kendall at the Northfork Library! We accept EBT/SNAP and offer a variety of organic fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, & herbs grown in Whatcom County. Twin Sisters Market produce is supplied by Slanted Sun Farm, Monkey Puzzle Farm, Sage and Sky Farm, Small Acres, Sumas River Farm, Coyote Bank Farm, Sunseed Farm, Vertical Fog Farm, Wild Vitality Farm, Mariposa Farm, Flynn Farm, and several more!

Thank You to Our Farm Tour Underwriter!

Thank You to Our Farm Tour Lead Sponsors!

Thank You to Our Farm Tour Supporting Sponsors