The 9th Annual
Sept. 20 and 21, 2014
10:00am - 4:00pm
Support the Farm Tour! Purchase an official WIFT tote bag - just $5.
Happy New Year! 2014 marks the 9th Annual Whidbey Island Farm Tour. Each year the Tour takes place on the third weekend of September, which falls on September 20 and 21 in 2014. The farm tour is a free, self-guided tour devoted to furthering community awareness, understanding, and support of agricultural production farms that contribute to our island’s rural economic vitality and much-loved rural character.
Farmers are Invited to Apply to be on the 2014 Farm Tour
If you are interested in having your farm on the 2014 tour, please review the document links below, and turn in your application by January 31, 2014.
2014 Invitation to Apply
2014 Application FAQs
2014 Application Form
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.
Our 2013 Farm Tour was enjoyed by many visitors from both on and off-island. We estimate that approximately 1,500 people visited an average of over 4 farms each, resulting in about 6,500 farm visits. This translates to a significant amount of exposure for Whidbey Island farms.
We have many wonderful farms and agri-businesses here on Whidbey. Our goal is to feature a wide variety and a different assortment of farms from year to year. To do so, each year we plan to rotate some of the previous year’s farms out of the tour and return farms that have been off the tour for a year or so as well as bring in some new farms that are ready to show off their products and good stewardship practices.
Thank You, 2013 Sponsors!
Sponsorship makes 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.
Click on sponsor to go to their web site
Country Financial, Inc.
John Joynt, Realtor
Whidbey Island Bank
Whidbey Sun & Wind
The Goose Market
Puget Sound Energy
Skagit Farmers Supply
Spoiled Dog Winery
Blue Ribbon Sponsors
Barnett Implement Co.
Bayview Farm & Garden
Les Schwab Tire Centers
Whidbey Slow Food