The 10th Annual FREE
Sept. 12 and 13, 2015
10:00am - 4:00pm
Whidbey Island Conservation District
Welcome to the 10th Annual Whidbey Island Farm Tour!
Whidbey Island farmers are raising all kinds of crops and livestock, including over 200 varieties of fruits and veggies and dozens of types of animals for meat, eggs, dairy, fiber, and fun! Many farmers are also creating value-added products directly from what they raise. Taste locally made cheese, jam, or spirits. Learn about Community
Supported Agriculture. See how farms are raising grass-fed and free-range beef cows, goats, sheep, hogs, and fowl. Meet friendly alpacas, llamas, and horses. Many farms will be hosting other farmers, food purveyors, and entertainers, so there is bound to be something for everyone! Bring the kids and spend the day “down on the farm.” Or make a weekend of it and stay at a Bed & Breakfast and feast at any of the wonderful Whidbey restaurants featuring local farm foods.
The tour is FREE! You can start anywhere and take in as many or as few farms as you like. Please note that some farms are offering events at specific times, and a few are open one day only. Our 2015 map with information and directions will be done soon, so check back and make your plans to tour Whidbey farms!
Primary goals of the tour are to:
• Educate our community about our farms and the good stewardship practices used to protect our natural resources;
• Promote the benefits of locally grown food, fiber, and other products; and
• Assist our local farms in their sustainability, marketing, and publicity efforts.
Historic Ebey's Reserve Prairie Overlook- Historian onsite to share info & answers questions. Learn about thousands of years of agricultural history on Ebey's Prairie. 10am - 12pm & 1 - 3pm,
Sat & Sun. Location on map.
Guided Barn Tours by Architectural Historian Harrison Goodall- Saturday only
10:30am at Willowood Farm
12:30pm at Rosehip Farm
2:30pm at Greenbank Farm
Thank You, 2015 Sponsors!
Is Co Lodging Tax Advisory Cmte
Whidbey Is Conservation District
Whidbey News Group
Port of South Whidbey
Port of Coupeville
Click on sponsor to go to their web site
Country Financial, Inc.
Haggen Northwest Fresh
John Joynt, Realtor
Whidbey Island Bank
Whidbey Sun & Wind
Island County Economic
The Goose Grocer
Puget Sound Energy
Spoiled Dog Winery
Blue Ribbon Sponsors
Bayview Farm & Garden
Eagle's Nest Inn
Greenbank Farm Management Group
Skagit Farmers Supply
Slow Food Whidbey Island
Sponsors make it possible to offer the Farm Tour as a free event to the public, ensuring that it is accessible to anyone who wants to know more about our local farms.
Want to be a sponsor?
Click here to learn more.