Before we talk about our farm- let's talk about sharing!
Last year, Russell and Ardis Swank, at the request of the North Kitsap Fishline, agreed to allow this local Food Bank to use their land to grow vegetables on their land. It became known as "The Swank Grow & Share Farm." Over 2 tons of produce was grown in this garden during the 2019 season and donated to NK Fishline to share with the community. We are proud to be able to help with such a worthy endeavor!
Something exciting is happening! For many years, we have believed that a diet of local food is healthier, better for our local economy, and leaves a lighter carbon footprint. Now, you are realizing it too! We are pleased with your questions about how are food is grown and how it is treated after harvest. The “eat local” trend is continuing to grow and the larger nation-wide movement is growing, too! We thank you for supporting our farm and our community. Part of supporting a local farm is understanding that there are seasons of availability when it comes to produce. Tomatoes are just not available in April!
Our planting season starts in our green house and hoop houses in January, and we begin our season with cool weather crops like leafy greens, radishes, peas, and many herbs. As the season progresses, more produce is available. Early summer brings more lettuces, beans, cucumbers, greens, onions, carrots, and the like. As we shift into the dog days of summer, red-ripe tomatoes and peppers make their grand appearance on our farm and on your plate! We finish out the growing season with an extensive selection of winter squash and pumpkins, including many types for cooking/baking and carving.
It's time to stop and smell the flowers...
We offer reasonably priced U-Pick flowers at our farm once the flowers begin to bloom. Stop by and try your hand at bouquet-making this summer! Some pre-made bouquets may be available from time to time.
Our seasonal products include: