Recreational Activities

Farm Information


Whatcom County

BelleWood Acres

Apple Farm featuring 24,000 apple trees, pears, pumpkins and gourds. Honeycrisp is their most popular apple. Tour the orchard and view the packing and juice lines. The farm store sells cider, honey-roasted peanut butter, dried apple chips, gifts and holiday decorations. Look for the barn with the word APPLES in big red letters! Open daily 10 am-6 pm, Sept.-Dec. Located at: 231 Ten Mile Road, Lynden. For more information, please call (360) 398-9187 or visit:

Cloud Mountain Farm and Nursery

- apple farm and retail nursery

An apple farm and retail nursery that specializes in unique varieties of plants for the northwest including native plants, fruit plants & trees, Japanese maples and rhododendrons. Workshops are offered in Spring. In Autumn, they sell more than a dozen varieties of apples, cider and pumpkins. Don’t miss the annual “Fruit Festival” in October with fruit sampling, music, demonstrations and more! Open Feb.-Nov., Please call for hours. Located at: 6906 Goodwin Road, Everson, WA. For more information, please call: (360) 966-5859 or visit:

Grace Harbor Farms

Visit the farm where you can pet the goats and shop for goat milk products. Rated a Grade A dairy, they sell goat milk and yogurt. They also produce a variety of all-natural goat milk skin care products. Open Mon.-Fri., 1-5:30 pm / Sat 10 am-5:30 pm. Located at: 2347 Birch Bay-Lynden Road, Custer, WA. For more information, please call: (360) 366-4151 or visit:

Holmquist Hazelnut Orchards

A family run farm that pride themselves with a superior sweeter variety of the hazelnut, the Duchilly hazelnut. Grown in the shadow of the North Cascades in the fertile soil of the Nooksack River Valley, theirs is a sweeter more thinly skinned variety of the hazelnut without the bitter skin of the more common round variety. Please visit their website for hazelnut information and recipes. They invite you to visit their farm and see our beautiful orchard. Stop at their gift shop and try a sample of their great tasting nuts. The gift shop sells the hazelnuts natural, dry roasted, flavored and chocolate covered! Even the shells are used for ground cover, pathways and mulch. Call in advance for hours or to arrange a tour. Located at: 9821 Holmquist Rd., Lynden, WA. For more information, please call: (360) 988-9240, (800) 720-0895 or visit:

Lost River Alpacas

Alpacas and alpaca products. This former dairy farm is now home to a herd of about 45 Huacayas and Suris alpacas. Their valuable fiber is sheared each spring. Tour the farm and meet the animals! The Farm Store carries a variety of alpaca products including blankets, gloves, socks, scarves, hats and sweaters. Open daily by appointment to individuals and groups. Located at: 601 W. Third St., Nooksack, WA. For more information, please call: (360) 966-5763 or visit:

Red Barn Lavender

Owned by Marvin and Lynn Fast, is situated two miles west of Ferndale, Washington, at 3106 Thornton Road. The farm, located in a neighborhood settled around the turn of the century by Swedish immigrants, is nestled in rolling hills, encircled by the beautiful countryside, and framed to the east by a wonderful view of Mt. Baker and surrounding foothills. Red Barn Lavender has over 3,600 plants under cultivation, including Buena Vista, Grosso, Maillette, Fred Boutin, Hidcote Giant, Old English, Twickle Purple, Royal Velvet, Blue Hidcote and Pink Hidcote. We have many specimen plants including Sawyers, Dilly Dilly, Sarah, Sachet, Munstead, Jean Davis, Cascade Velvet, White Spike, Folgate, Seal, Silver Frost, Dutch Mill and Lodden Blue. July is harvest month and when craft classes are offered. A variety of lavender products are for sale in the store. Open Thurs.-Sun., 10 am-7 pm (mid March-Aug., or by appt.). Located at: 3106 Thornton Rd., Ferndale, WA. For more information, please call: (360) 393-7057 or visit:

Island County

Whidbey Island Farms

Visiting any one of the farms or gardens on Whidbey Island is a truly unique experience. Our Whidbey Island farms, gardens and nurseries work hard to produce high-quality products while being good stewards of the land. Many of the local farms offer you the chance to explore and offer farm-direct sales. Be sure to make some of these farms, gardens, or nurseries a destination on your next trip to Whidbey Island. Or, plan a weekend trip just to see the farms: the Annual Whidbey Island Farm Tour is scheduled for October 5 & 6, 2007. For more information call 360.678.7992 or visit

Coupeville’s farmers market

is open 10a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays April to mid-October. It is located near the library with ample parking and a variety of fresh farm produce, plants and locally made crafts. For more information, please call: 360 678-4288

Greenbank Farm Management Group.

765 Wonn Road A201, Greenbank, WA 98253, Phone: 360-678-7700, Email:, Web Site:

Horse Tales Nursery.


1258 West Beach Road, Oak Harbor, WA 98277, Phone: 360 678-1925, Email:


Hummingbird Farm Nursery & Gardens.

2319 Zylstra Road, Oak Harbor, WA 98277, Phone: 360 679-5044, Email:, Web Site:

Island Tree Ranch,

1542 Grateful Acre Place, Coupeville, WA 98239, Phone: 360-678-1680, Web Site:

Lavender Wind Farm,

with a view of the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, is on the wild west side of beautiful Whidbey Island in Washington. The farm is within the Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve, and maintains the farming culture of this special area. It has perfect growing conditions for lavender, only about 18 inches of rain a year due to the Olympic Rain Shadow, lots of wind, and plenty of sun. A truly stunning place. Come visit our gift shop - we're open almost all the year. There you will find lavender treasures of many kinds. Lotions, bath supplies, spritzers, sachets, teas, jams, dried lavender, and much more. 2530 Darst Road, Coupeville, WA 98239, Toll Free: 800-877-4217, Phone: 360-678-0919, Email:, Web Site:

Meerkert Rhododendron Gardens,

3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank, WA 98253, Phone: 360-678-1912, Email:, Web Site:

San Juan County

Krystal Acres Farm & Alpaca Country Store


Alpacas aplenty on this working farm set on 58 scenic country acres. The Country Store features unique sweaters, coats, accessories and gifts of luxurious Alpaca. For more information, please call Kris and Albert Olson at 360 378 6125; visit:; email 152 Blazing Tree Rd. Friday Harbor, WA 98250.

Maple Rock Farm

Was founded in the year 2000. We currently have 4 acres of organic produce, berries and fruits under cultivation. Our produce can be found on the menus of several of Orcas Island's finest restaurants as well as at the Orcas Island farmers market (seasonally) or farm direct. We specialize in custom orders and can have fresh produce boxed and ready for pick up upon your arrival. We are conveniently located between the ferry landing and Eastsound. Located at: 845 Pinneo Road, Eastsound, WA 98245. Phone: 360-376-5994 or visit:

Orcas Island Garden Club

A non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote interest in gardening, civic beauty, conservation and roadside beautification. For more information, please contact John Greever, President at: PO Box 452, Eastsound, WA 98245.

Pelindaba Lavender

Organic lavender farm with over 9,000 plants, on-site picking. Over 35 handmade products sold at Gatehouse. For more information, please call Stephen Robins at 360-378-4248; visit: or email: P.O. Box 2389 33 Hawthorne Lane, Friday Harbor, WA 98250.

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