Farm Tour

A weekend of farm-fresh fun for the family!

September 21st & 22nd 2019 | 10am-4pm

 

Thank you for an awesome 17th Annual Jefferson County Farm Tour!
 

Click here to fill out the 2019 Participant Evaluation!  

 

THANK YOU FARM TOUR SPONSORS:

- Port Townsend and Jefferson County Leader (Map Sponsor!)
- Port Townsend Food Co-op (Video Sponsor!)

- Port Townsend and Chimacum Farmers Markets
- Jefferson Land Trust office
- Chimacum Corner Farmstand
- Carl's Building Supply
- WSU Jefferson County Extension
- Thunderbull Productions

 

See you next year!

Farm Tour is September 19th & 20th, 2020

 

  Farm Tour Coordinator: Justine Gonzalez-Berg | jeffcofarmtour@gmail.com

 

MISSION OF FARM TOUR: 

Celebrate locally grown food, fiber, and farm-made products
Invite community members to learn from and engage with their local farmers
Stimulate economic opportunity for farms in Jefferson County

 

 

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2019 Farm Tour sites

~Listed South to North~

 

1) Quilcene School Garden

(Only open on Saturday)

At: 294715 US Highway 101 Quilcene
Contact: eyeakel@qsd48.org
Info: www.quilcene.wednet.edu/domain/58
Description: The Quilcene School District’s Garden Program has been enriching K-12 curriculum through hands-on, experiential learning for over a decade. Students participate in weekly garden classes where they learn to grow, prepare and eat food from the garden. Additional crops harvested provide the cafeteria with fresh homegrown options during lunch. The 1800 square foot outdoor space has expanded in recent years to include a greenhouse, an outdoor classroom, farm stand, annual vegetable beds, perennial food gardens, fruit trees and examples of Permaculture Guild plantings. The District also boasts an impressive rain garden which captures and purifies potentially toxic rainwater runoff from our parking lot before it enters Quilcene Bay, helping to reduce damage to our sensitive marine ecosystem and important local marine species.

 

2) Jacobs' Fleece

At: 3940 Leland Valley Rd. W. Quilcene
Contact: thenest@wavecable.com
Info: www.jacobsfleece.com
Description: 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.

 

3) Center Valley Animal Rescue

At: 11900 Center Rd., Quilcene
Contact: info@centervalleyanimalrescue.org
Info: centervalleyanimalrescue.org
Description: Committed to providing safe harbor and rehabilitation for unwanted, injured or abandoned domesticated and wild animals on 32-acres of pastures, ponds, barns and shelters for large animals. They offer permanent sanctuary to the domestic animals that have not been adopted and the rehabilitation and release of wild animals. Tours of the facility include stories about the animals’ journey’s as well as the importance of respecting wildlife. Selection of pet related products for sale as well as shirts, sweatshirts, and some local wearable art. Whether it’s housing overflow from the county and other shelters, or actively rescuing neglected animals in desperate need of intervention, CVAR gives animals a second chance.

 

4) Yaks in the Cradle Farm

At: 10035 Center Rd, Quilcene
Contact: info@yaklady.com
Info: www.facebook.com/YaksInTheCradleFarm
Description: Yaks in the Cradle Farm is a 20-acre farm co-owned and operated by Steven and Patricia Young in Quilcene, WA. The farm raises high quality registered Tibetan Yak for breeding stock, meat, fiber, packing and pet. Currently, they sell a limited number of registerable animals for breeding programs and show offering 4-H/FFA discounts, as well as yak fiber and artisan made yak goods. In the fall of 2018, grass-fed yak meat will be available for purchase. The farm raises Pygora goats for breeding and fiber production as well. Members of the International Yak Association and the Pygora Breeders Association.  Learn about yak, yak fiber, yak 4-H, Pygora goats, Pygora goat fiber, spinners, knitters and other demos taking place. Yak fiber, yak hand made goods, yak meat, pygora fiber, and pygora handmade goods for sale.

 

5) Arabians at Egg & I

At: 1062 Egg and I Rd, Chimacum
Contact: tamanring@hotmail.com
Description: Starting in 2004 I began breeding and raising Arabian Horses here at ARABIANS at Egg and I, and beginning in 2005 started showing those horses at Arabian Horse Shows: The Egyptian Event at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky; at various Arabian Horse Shows in Scottsdale Arizona; here in Washington State.  I normally have 12 - 16 horses here at the farm, and others at training facilities or for breeding elsewhere.  This year I have two 2019 foals here at the farm.  Arabian horses, in addition to being known for their beauty and intelligence, are known for their people oriented personalities and loyalty.  



6) Kodama Farm

At: 42 Tall Tree Lane Chimacum
Contact: kodamafarming@gmail.com
Infowww.kodamafarming.com
Description: Kodama is a 45-acre regenerative farm located in the beautiful Beaver Valley of Chimacum, WA. We use organic, permaculture-based techniques to provide fresh food for our local community. Above all, we aim to transform our land into a sustainable, healthy ecosystem. From our 5-acre food forest (in progress) and regenerative market garden to our extensive work with the Jefferson County Land Trust, we envision Kodama becoming a biodiverse home for the plants, animals, and people of our community.

 

7) Compass Rose Farms &

The Dirt Rich School

At: 1463 W  Uncas Rd., Port Townsend
Contact: compassrosefarms@gmail.com
InfoTheDirtRichSchool.org
DescriptionCompass Rose is a 40-acre organic, permaculture farm and demonstration site that raises Icelandic sheep, ducks, geese, and turkeys.  They focus on using regenerative agricultural practices to cultivate biodiverse, sustainable food systems.  The farm hosts The Dirt Rich School which promotes community and teaches permaculture and modern homesteading skills.  Come see the free-range farm, pet the sheep, and watch fiber processing and blacksmithing demonstrations!

 

8) Organic Seed Alliance

(Only open on Sunday)

At: 124 Center Road, Chimacum
Contact: laurie@seedalliance.org
Info: www.seedalliance.org 
DescriptionSeed 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 (OSA) 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.

 

9) Finnriver Farm & Cidery

At: 124 Center Road Chimacum
Contact: cidergarden@finnriverfarm.com
Info: www.finnriver.com
Description: Join us at Finnriver — a 50 acre organic farm and Cidery— located on a historic former dairy farm in Chimacum. We’re offering organic orchard tours, hard cider tastings, live music and an array of local food vendors, including wood fired pizza, crepes, oysters, vegan gelato, salads, brats and more!  Learn about our land partnerships with Organic Seed Alliance, Essential Blooms, Friends of the Earth, North Olympic Salmon Coalition and Jefferson Land Trust.

 

10) Chimacum High School

(Only open on Saturday)

At: 91 West Valley Rd. Chimacum
Contact: 
Gregory_Reed@csd49.org
Description: 
Chimacum High School Horticulture has a greenhouse and garden space where they grow some of the food used in their culinary classes. They also have a rain catchment system and worm composting bins. Tours of the garden will include explanation of Meso-American food & flower crops grown by Spanish classes, potato harvesting demonstrations, seed-saving projects. Greenhouse, rain catchment, worm composting.

 

11) Sunfield Biodynamic Farm

At: 111 Sunfield Lane. Port Hadlock
Contact: info@sunfieldfarm.org
Info: sunfieldfarm.org
Description: Sunfield Land for Learning has three interdependent realms: Biodynamic Farm, Waldorf School, and Community Education Programming. Sunfield is located on 81 acres, comprised of 42 acres of fields and pasture, 8 acres of wetlands, 26 acres of forest, and 5 acres of school camps. All the forest, wetland, field is certified Biodynamic by Demeter. The students (newborn - 8th grade) work daily on the farm with fiber sheep, dairy goats, beef cows, laying hens, rabbits vegetables, fruite trees, and berries. Sunfield sells produce, meat, and eggs through their onsite Farm Stand and to local stores and restaurants. Sunfield also cultivates vegetable and flower seeds for Turtle Tree Seed Company. 

 

12) Marrowstone Vineyards

At: 423 Meade Rd, Nordland 
Contact: jph.6495@gmail.com
Info: marrowstonevineyards.com
Description: Marrowstone Vineyards is boutique winery, and vineyard located on Marrowstone Island. We take pride in our craft making wine that is both sophisticated and down to earth. The winery over looks the 2 1/2 acre vineyard against the backdrop of the Puget Sound, and the cascade mountains. There are 6 different varietals being grown in the vineyard using environmentally friendly farming practices.

 

13) RainCoast Farms

(Only open on Sunday)

At: 12224 Airport Cutoff Road, Port Townsend
Contact: mestoermer@gmail.com
Info: raincoastvenue.com
Description: RainCoast Farms, Vineyard & Wedding Venue Site is a unique gathering place surrounded by majestic old growth cedar trees. They strive to be self-sustaining and environmentally conscious. Their pesticide-free farm offers apples, berries, tomatoes, peppers, flowers, and honey. The chickens, affectionately call “The Girls”, produce delicious eggs. On Farm Tour you can expect educational demos about how to correctly pick apples, plus a Your Face Here photo board! Berries, apples, flowers for sale.

 

14) Sailor Vineyard

At: 1673 Woodland Dr Port Townsend
Contact: sailorvineyard@gmail.com
Info: www.sailorvineyard.wine
Description: Our vineyard is 3 acres. We have 2 varieties - Marechal Foch and Dolcetto - both hardy red grapes. We make wine only from grapes we grow ourselves here at Sailor Vineyard.  We have a traditional gravity winery, syphoning wine from our fermentation bins down to the barrels, and then once the wine is through its secondary fermentation, syphoned down to the ground level of the winery for bottling without the use of pumps or electricity. Our wine is made from grapes and it tastes that way!  We do not add sulfites and our wine is unfiltered and unfined - wine like it used to be!

 

15) Eaglemount Wine & Cider

(Only open on Sunday)

At: 1893 S Jacob Miller Rd Port Townsend
Contact: info@eaglemountwinery.com
Info: www.eaglemountwinery.com
Description: Eaglemount Wine and Cider tasting room is located at the historic Arcadia estate built in 1908.  Joining the original orchard of apples, pears, walnuts and fig trees is a new cider apple orchard and a vineyard.  The estate is home to the Palindrome event center, a popular place for weddings, music events, and more.

 

16) Rosebud Ranch 

At: 2205 Ivy St, Port Townsend
Contact: rosebudfiberstudio@gmail.com
Description: I have a small farm of 2.5 acres, where my llamas and alpacas can graze. My herd is shorn every year in mid June by a professional shearer. After shearing, I process some fiber by hand and send some fiber to local mills where the fiber is processed into yarn. Once the fiber is in yarn form (or felted pieces), it can be made into garments or whatever your imagination dictates.

 

17) Port Townsend High School Garden 

(Only open on Saturday)

At: 1610 Blaine St. Port Townsend
Description: Port Townsend High School Garden is 10,000 sq. ft. of vegetables and berries.  On an under-utilized West-facing lot, students, volunteers, and a part-time coordinator are growing healthy, chemical-free produce for school district cafeterias and the Port Townsend Food Bank.  Thanks to grants and community involvement, recent features include a perennial pollinator garden, a covered veggie-washing station, and a unique composting unit.

 

18) Port Townsend Vineyards 

At: 3405 Jackman St. Port Townsend
Contact: contact@porttownsendvineyards.com
Info: www.porttownsendvineyards.com
Description: 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. 

 

19) Wilderbee Farm

At: 223 Cook Ave, Port Townsend
Contact: 
farmgeeks@wilderbeefarm.com
Info: 
www.wilderbeefarm.com
Description: 
Open May-October Wed-Sun 10-5pm. Wilderbee is a family-run farm specializing in certified organic u-pick lavender, cut flowers, blueberries, and pumpkins. We also raise honeybees and a conservation flock of rare British Soay sheep for wool. During summer we distill lavender for pure essential oil which we bottle and blend into our own line of products available at our farm store along with seasonal fruits and unique woodcrafts made on the farm. NEW in 2019…Try our handcrafted meads at The Mead Werks meadery and tasting room at the farm. Open Saturdays and Sundays 12-7. Bring a picnic. Feed the sheep. Pick a bouquet. Stroll our fields and nature trails. Relax and enjoy the day at Wilderbee.

 

PLEASE, NO DOGS.

 

Our farmers kindly request that dogs and other pets are left at home when you are on the Farm Tour.

Dogs (of any size and sensibility) pose a safety hazard for farm animals and food production.

Thank you!