Whidbey Island Farm Tour is Transitioning
IMPORTANT UPDATE: September 2017
From 2006 to 2015, the Whidbey Island Farm Tour successfully held 10 annual farm tours that raised awareness of the island's farms and farming practices, and helped to improve the economic sustainability of Whidbey's farms.
After the latest farm tour completed in mid-September 2015, the Farm Tour Committee, in concert with the Whidbey Island Conservation District, took a hiatus from the Farm Tour format as a response to the diversity of farm characteristics and wanted to thoughtfully address the evolving needs of Whidbey Island's farms by initiating discussions among the farmers themselves.
For the past two years, a unique process spearheaded by the farmers of Whidbey Island has resulted in some exciting new opportunities and partnerships, as well as has resulted in a transition of the Whidbey Island Farm Tour to a new collaborative marketing effort.
Please click on the image below or click here to read a letter about this new change.
As a result of these exciting new developments, the Whidbey Island Farm Tour website and Facebook page will be closing on October 31, 2017.
Whidbey Island Farm Tour fans are encouraged to visit the Whidbey Island Grown website at www.whidbeyislandgrown.com, "like" the WIG Facebook page, and check out WIG on Twitter and Instagram, too. These are all great places to see what events are happening year round on your favorite Whidbey Island farms, as well as events in which Whidbey Island Grown products are featured at local businesses that support the island's agriculture.
Thank you to all who care for and support farming on Whidbey Island. We look forward to seeing you at upcoming Whidbey Island Grown events, including this year's Whidbey Island Grown Week beginning Friday, Sept. 29 through Sun., Oct. 8. Please be sure to share this with your friends!