One goal of local chapters is to help you find locally-grown meat and eggs from pasture-fed animals, organic and raw dairy products, and sustainable seafood, as well as organic and biodynamically grown vegetables, fruits and grains. We also include small local food producers who value nutrient dense properly prepared foods.
Our list is in alphabetical order.
Matthew McDermott & Katie Penck
6825 Goodwin Road Everson, WA 98247
PHONE: 206-992-7034 & 530-717-7224
HOURS OF OPERATION: We sell our pork at the Saturday Bellingham Farmers Market, 10 am to 3 pm. We also host a Second Saturday on-farm open house & farm stand, from 10 am to 3 pm, May – October. We offer online ordering and delivery of custom whole and half shares, whole pork carcass for home butchering, roaster pigs, and wholesale sales. Alluvial pastured pork is also available at the Cooperative Farm Stand of the North Cascades Meat Producers Cooperative (2399 Mount Baker Highway, at the Circle F Farm; open Fridays 2:30 – 5:30 and Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm year round).
Alluvial Farms is owned and managed by Katie Pencke and Matthew McDermott. Together we have over twenty-two years of farming experience. We spent 2014-2015 studying pastured pork production and quickly went hog wild with the idea of stewarding healthy animal and cropping systems.
In 2016 we launched Alluvial Farms, connecting with eaters interested in a fuller pork experience. We raised ten hogs on a three acre lease in year one, fifty hogs and an acre of barley at our mentor’s farm on a five acre lease in year two, and fifty hogs and twenty acres of barley on our own farm in year three. Year four we will raise and harvest 100 hogs as well as harvest our first barley crop from our own organic grain field.
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Craig and Meredith Brewer, along with our 6 kids
5155 Wickersham RD, Acme, WA 98220
HOURS OF OPERATION: by appointment
Canaan Farms is a family of 8 who work together to provide exceptional food! We produce a little extra than what we eat to share and help offset the costs of raising it to the standard we keep. We are not certified organic, but we follow organic principals. Our animals have green pastures and plenty of room to roam! We attempt to buy local when possible, for example all of our grain is purchased from Scratch and Peck feed in Burlington, WA (corn and soy free! Woohoo!). Many of the foundational teachings that led us to this place came from Weston Price and Sally Fallon. At this time we raise sheep, chickens, rabbits, cows, and (intermittently) pigs. Eating food you have farmed or purchased from a farmer you know is a satisfying fair!
CLARA’S CANNING CO.
My moms side of the family are Swiss and German and have been farming, pickling, and fermenting for as far back as those practices go. I am very adamant about toxins in food as well, since the introduction of big agra mega chemical pesticides and fertilizers the rate of deadly cancer has sky rocketed. Our family went from living to 100 easily to my grandmother being the only one to hit 65. Seed saving, foraging, sustainable farming, and high end comforting food made with these ingredients are my passions. Gourmet food isn’t about the price or far off destination of the ingredients, but the care, love, and creativity that can be put in what’s local & available.
DESIRE FISH COMPANY
Bob Gudmunson and Melinda Sweet
Squalicum Harbor Gate 7 Bellingham, WA 98229
FACEBOOK: Desire Fish Company
Our season begins in SE Alaska fishing for Wild Alaskan Salmon on fishing boat Desire. We process our own catch in Desire Fish Plant in Peterburg, Alaska and ship it to Bellingham Cold Storage. We sell during the weekend at Gate 7 of Squalicum Harbor Nov-May, 10-5 or by arrangement. King, sockeye, coho, chum, pink; fillets, whole, smoked, lox.
GRACE HARBOR FARMS
Tim and Grace Lukens
2347 Birch Bay Lynden Road Custer, WA 98240
PHONE: (360) 366-4151; Cell: (360) 820-3157
WEBSITES: www.graceharborfarms.com and www.graceharborstore.com
Pasteurized, non-homogenized Cow yogurt, Kefir, Cultured Buttermilk and milk. Goat milk and goat Kefir.
Also check out Grace’s website ( www.graceharborstore.com ) to see her many gentle skin care products made from pure goat’s milk and other natural ingredients. And don’t miss the testimonies from customers who have used her popular MSM Cream for effective pain relief!
Todd and Michele Beld
2059 Van Dyk Road Everson, WA 98247
We are a small family operation with a desire to provide quality, natural products that are good for you to eat. We raise grass-fed beef and lamb, which we sell by the 1/4, 1/2 and whole and by the 1/2 and whole respectively. We also carry whole-cow ground beef that is sold by the pound, year around.
MISTY MEADOWS FARM
6197 Everson Goshen Rd. Everson, WA 98247
“We are stewards of the land, temporarily finding our place in this world through carefully tending the soil, the grasses and the animals who dwell with us here.”
Misty Meadows Farm is a small family farm wanting to raise the very best food we can for our own table and for our friends and neighbors. We are certified organic and seek in all ways to treat the land and the animals in ways that are respectful, healthy and sustainable. We raise chickens for meat and eggs, turkeys and Christmas trees. Our eggs can be found throughout the Puget Sound region.
OAK MEADOWS FARM
6285 Noble Oaks Lane Ferndale WA 98248
Phone: (360) 384-6005
Oak Meadows Farm is a 10-acre family farm located just outside of Ferndale, WA. Oak Meadows Farm is currently offering grass fed & finished beef, pastured pork, pastured broiler chickens, pastured turkeys, quail eggs and meat.
Our broilers, turkeys, and pigs are fed non-gmo, corn & soy-free feed from Red Bridge Farm in eastern Washington. Our broilers and turkeys are rotated daily to fresh pastured in movable shelters and our pigs are rotated to fresh pasture every couple of weeks.
Our beef cattle are 100% grass fed and finished and are 24-28 months old at processing so they are richly marbled. We raise our cattle using a rotational grazing technique, which means that the cows are moved to graze on patches of fresh, pesticide-free grass every few days. This ensures that the cows are eating a nutrient-dense diet of seasonal forage and grasses, while naturally fertilizing the soil on our farm. They are also supplemented with kelp and a special trace mineral salt which keeps them healthy and also makes the beef rich in trace minerals.
OLD SILVANA CREAMERY, LLC
Jim Sinnema & family
1105 Pioneer Hwy. E. Arlington, WA 98223
PHONE: (425) 268-7961
WEBSITE: Old Silvana Creamery Facebook Page
Old Silvana Creamery is a raw milk dairy located in the Stillaguamish Valley just East of the town of Silvana, near Interstate 5. We produce and bottle milk from the Guernsey breed of cows. Guernsey milk is higher in Beta Carotene than any other milk, that’s why it has a more golden yellow color rather than white. It is high in butterfat as well. It is packaged in half gallon and one gallon jugs as Guernsey Goodness, it has orange caps.
We also have a herd of Jersey cows which are milked seperately. Jersey cows are high in butterfat too and Jersey cows are a much more common breed than Guernseys. Our Jersey milk is packaged in half gallon and one gallon jugs as Jim’s Jerseys, it has green caps.
All of our cows eat lots of grass in the form of open pasture usually from March through the end of October as well as grass haylage. They also get some alfalfa and a very small amount of rolled barley and whole oats. None of the feed our cows get is GMO. Any alfalfa we get has been tested to be non-GMO.
Our milk is available at many locations from Seattle to the Canadian border. Here is a list of Whatcom & Skagit County the stores that carry our milk:
- Cost Cutter – Blaine
- The Green Barn – Lynden
- Laurel Farm and Western Supply – Bellingham
- Community Food Co-op (Cordata) – Bellingham
- Community Food Co-op (Downtown) – Bellingham
- The Woolley Market – Sedro Woolley
- Skagit Valley Food Co-op – Mt. Vernon
- Skagit River Produce – Conway (Seasonal)
- The Market at Anacortes – Anacortes
- Anacortes Food Co-op – Anacortes
Osprey Hill Farm
Geoff & Anna Martin
5800 Saxon Road, Acme WA 98220
EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org (Email is the best method of communication because we can reply late at night and keep working in the field during the day.)
HOURS OF OPERATION: We operate daily but farm visits are by appointment only. You can find our chicken, duck, lamb (spring & fall), and eggs at the Bellingham Farmers Market every Saturday through Thanksgiving. Also, our chicken is available fresh and frozen at the Downtown and Cordata Coops. Our eggs are available at Joes Garden and the Rome Grocery.
We’re a 15 acre family farm located in the heart of the Southfork Valley. We’re first generation farmers with backgrounds in biology and we’ve been practicing regenerative farming for 18 years. We are a pasture based operation so our products are seasonal. Our flock of Katahdin sheep are rotationally grazed and they keep the pasture mowed down to the perfect height for the chickens who are able to make the most out of the pasture plants, bugs, and the soil beneath.
One of our core values is a thriving local community so we’ve worked hard over the years to develop a network our high-quality, local suppliers for our inputs. Our chicks are sourced in Bellingham and we receive them just as they are breaking out of their shells. They never receive vaccines, medications, or any other treatment that is common in CAFO operations (no debeaking, sexing, or shipping across the country). We’ve also developed a solid working relationship with a farm in Spokane that grows and mills our feed. It’s corn free, soy free, and certified GM free. Instead of soy, our feed contains Camelina–a drought resistant brassica seed that is rich in protein and essential n-3 and n-6 fatty acids. Additionally, our farm is served by a well and we’re located at the headwaters of the Southfork of the Nooksack River–one of the cleanest water sources in the county.
After 2 weeks in the brooder, our birds spend the rest of their lives in spacious chicken tractors which are bottom-less coops that are tall enough for a person to walk in. These pens are moved to fresh grass every single day in order to keep the birds away from manure, keep their air clean, and to make sure we don’t pollute ground water with an over accumulation of manure. In this process of spreading manure across our fields, we’re building top soil and improving the vibrancy and nutritional content of the pasture for the sheep. We test both our well water and our soil every year to ensure that we’re maintaining a healthy balance.
Finally, we own and operate a sister business, Osprey Hill Butchery, and we process our birds weekly throughout the growing season. Our WSDA inspected processing unit is a Towards Zero Waste facility. We recycle all of our waste water, we used recycled and reclaimed materials in the construction of the unit, and we compost all of the offal generated from processing. After a year in compost, our offal becomes a rich source of nutrition for our soil grown vegetable crops.
Braeden and Chika Kaemingk
2185 Alpine Way, Bellingham, WA
HOURS OF OPERATION: Products are available at grocers throughout Whatcom County and other select grocers, as well as at Bellingham Farmers Markets, the Everett Farmers Market and most recently online. For an up to date list of current grocers see https://www.pangeaferments.com/store-locator.html
Pangea Ferments is a family run business producing naturally fermented foods in Bellingham, WA. We source only certified organic ingredients, as locally as possible. It is our aim to preserve the harvest, support our local food economy and create great tasting sauerkraut, kimchi and other seasonally available offerings.
Sophie Williams, Owner/Baker
We make whole grain, naturally leavened bread and pastry with organic ingredients grown and gathered (with a few tropical exceptions) in the Northwest. The selection changes seasonally. Find us at the Bellingham Farmers Market or order online.
SKIYOU RANCH LLC
26910 Duffy Rd Sedro Woolley Wa 98284
HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday -Friday – weekends by appointment only
Skiyou Ranch is a 4th Generation Family Farm nestled along the Beautiful Skagit River. We raise 100% Grass Fed Certified Organic Black Angus Beef from start to finish. We are a closed herd, therefore all animals are born and raised on the farm humanely and in a sustainable environment. We take pride in what we do and supply the local community with what we feel is a high quality product at an affordable price .