Farms

ROAR sources only from Washington producers using sustainable practices. We support aggregators and co-ops like Snoqualmie Valley Farmers Cooperative, Puget Sound Food Hub, and Farmstand Local Foods, and also source direct from growers. If you’re a Washington farmer looking for a direct market opportunity, we’d love to meet you!

Alvarez Organics – Mabton – Alvarez Organic Farms has been in the agriculture business for well over 30 years. In those same years much of the small, environmentally friendly family farms have morphed into large-scale agribusinesses, without regard on the adverse environmental effects. Being certified organic for over 20 years, sustainable agriculture is one thing that the Alvarez Family has embedded into their farming tradition. Biodiversity is something common in organic agriculture, but at Alvarez Organic Farms we heavily promote it. By specializing in over 200 varieties of peppers and 300 different varieties of vegetables, we built our own level.

Collins Family Orchard – Selah – A fourth generation family farm, our focus is the fruit. We offer a wide range of the most delicious varieties we can find, and we do things right — from planting to pruning to harvesting — to bring you the best fruit possible. For more than 100 years, Collins Family Orchards has been bringing you fruit with a-peel!

Lyall Farms – Mattawa – Located in the Yakima Valley, Lyall Farms is a consortium of farmers who grow and distribute fruit and vegetables for the greater Pacific Northwest. From May through December, Lyall Farms offers fresh, high quality produce at Pierce, Snohomis, and King County farmers markets. ROAR is grateful to Lyall for their delicious early-season cherries.

Sidhu Farms – Puyallup – Sidhu Farms is a small family-run berry farm in the heart of the Puyallup Valley. Sidhu grows certified organic blueberries as well as raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, marionberries, boysenberries, tayberries, loganberries, red and black currants as well as gooseberries. A berry bonanza, with bargain prices.

Nurturing Roots Farm – Seattle – A community farming program focused on educating youth & community members on healthy food choices. Creating community through gardening, this farm is on-site at the Black Power EPICenter in south Beacon Hill and is a program of the Seattle Young People’s Project (SYPP).

Kamayan Farm – Duvall – A vegetable, medicinal herb, and flower farm just 25 miles east of Seattle, Washington. We strive to do work that connects food, medicine, and culture. Kamayan is a Tagalog word for eating with your hands, traditionally in a communal meal with many different dishes served on banana leaves. It is a reminder of the intimate connection between ourselves and our food, the joy of a large meal cooked with love and shared with family, and food as cultural resilience.

SAgE – Sammamish Valley Student Farm – Woodinville – This four acre farm is nestled among over two dozen farms along the Sammamish River.  We practice sustainable agriculture following organic practices. Producers are students in Urban Agriculture at Edmonds Community College, Small Farm Agriculture at Skagit Valley College, and Food System Studies at Seattle Central College.

Viva Farms – Mount Vernon – The Viva Farms Incubator started in 2009. The Port of Skagit leases 33 acres to Viva Farms that are subleased to new farmers to launch and grow their businesses. Viva minimizes prohibitive start-up costs by providing access to shared resources: education, training, equipment, technical assistance, capital, land, and markets. Ongoing agricultural and entrepreneurial support from Viva Farms’ staff, local agricultural support groups and peers increases the likelihood of early-stage success. Core areas of support include organic production practices, marketing, sales, distribution, record keeping and liability management. Farmers also complete courses in WSU’s Cultivating Success. Each 12 week course is offered annual Sustainable Small Farming and Ranching in the fall, and Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Farm Business Planning in the spring. The farm incubator is not an end point for farmers. It is a starting point to transition them to farm ownership and secure long-term tenure. Once farmers establish stable agricultural enterprises at the incubator, Viva Farms will help them relocate to new land and continue growing their operations.

Cloud Mountain Farm Center – Everson – A nonprofit community farm center dedicated to providing hands-on learning experiences to aspiring farmers, experienced farmers, and home gardeners. We have more than 35 years’ experience, and by working together with people like you, we can keep our local food system healthy and thriving. Cloud Mountain conducts field trials to test different varieties and growing systems of fruit and vegetables in an ongoing effort to discover what grows well in our region and to expand farm and garden productivity for a year-round healthy food supply. We offer workshops and events for the public, and maintain a retail nursery.

Tilth Alliance Farm Works – Auburn – Seattle Tilth provides farm business training and support to aspiring farmers in South King County. Participants attend farm and business trainings, tour neighboring farm operations, and gain hands-on experience growing and harvesting food using organic practices.

Be Well Farm – Snohomish  – We are a small, independent, local woman owned and run farm in Snohomish County who believes in growing food that helps rather than harms at every stage of the life-cycle. Food that is beneficial for both people and the planet.  Buying from us does more than save you time and taste good. It means you’re supporting local sustainable agriculture and culture.  In other words, we grow food that is good for you and good for our planet.

Caruso Farms – Snohomish – We grow veggies using organic production methods while taking good care of the land we call home.

City Grown – Seattle – City Grown Seattle is a multi-plot, urban vegetable farm with a mission to supply you with a full variety of ultra-local, ultra-delicious, sustainably grown produce in a way that works for your lifestyle. It is our primary goal to bring people closer to the source of their food.  We believe that with your help, we can grow food for our neighbors right here in our neighborhood. City Grown exists with the intention to feed Seattle from Seattle. We grow and sell veggies in several Seattle neighborhoods, turning underutilized land into productive food-growing space to feed our neighbors. The land we grow on is primarily backyards. The people we feed could be YOU.

Hopewell Farm – Everson – Hopewell Farm is a four-generation family farm located near the Canadian border in Whatcom County’s Nooksack Valley, northwest of Mount Baker. Originally established as a dairy, Pete and Dorene Dykstra have diversified the farm over the past thirty years by expanding into certified organic blueberry and mixed vegetable production.

Mezza Luna Farm – Duvall – We provide a wide range of organic heirloom vegetables and herbs to our CSA members in the greater Seattle area. Our customers understand the importance and benefits of supporting local farmers.

Ralph’s Greenhouse – Mount Vernon – The DeVries family moved from the Netherlands in the 1950s and settled in Skagit Valley. Ralph DeVries planted a big garden when he retired, never using chemical pesticides or fertilizers because, as he said, “We didn’t use them in the old country!” Now Ralph’s Greenhouse – the farm’s name comes from an actual house painted green and not from a hothouse – grows certified organic leeks, greens, beets and other cold-weather crops, as well as seasonal zucchini, carrots, variety greens and chards, and red and yellow potatoes

Skylight Farms – Snohomish – ‘Adventures in Farming.’ A family-owned and operated farm, we use sustainable, ecological, and biological practices, and take pride in growing delicious food for our community.  We grow a diverse mix of vegetables, fruit, and herbs, maintain a flock of pastured hens for eggs, operate our own bee hives, and have a small herd of beef cattle.

 

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