Nettles Farm is a small family-owned farm on Lummi Island. It was established in 1992 on land cleared by owner Riley Starks, who still lives there and operates a small B&B. As well as managing the farm, Riley is a partner in Lummi Island Wild, a venture that sells Reefnet caught salmon and other Salish Sea products. He is also the Executive Director of Salishcenter.org, a 501c(3) non-profit that seeks to elevate sustainable fisheries in the Salish Sea.
We’re proud of Nettles Farm’s unique approach, over the past (nearly) 3 decades, of offering farm to table foods to the Bellingham Farmer’s Market (1993-1999), the Lummi Island Farmer’s Market (1995-2005), and the Willows Inn and the Taproot Cafe (2001-2013). We are committed to providing excellent, flavorful, fresh foods for enjoyable, healthful eating.
We grow our food organically and we were certified organic for 10 years. Even though we are no longer certified organic, our farming methods have stayed the same. Our commitment is always to high quality, healthy, fresh food with real flavor. Though our offerings are now limited to raspberries, blackberries, table grapes, black, red, and white currants, gooseberries, tomatoes, and eggs, we strive to supply our guests with an alternative to the poor quality produced by our factory-based agriculture system.