ROAR sources only from Washington growers using sustainable practices. We purchase primarily via the Puget Sound Food Hub, who makes sure the producer gets a fair price. If you’re a Washington farmer looking for a direct market opportunity, we’d love to meet you!
Seattle Tilth 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.
21 Acres – Woodinville – 21 Acres is a nonprofit agricultural and environmental learning center and living laboratory for green and sustainable building design. We participate in a whole system approach to solving issues around food availability, small-scale food economies, environmental preservation, and sustainability. Through education and advocacy, 21 Acres seeks to accelerate social change toward more sustainable ways of growing, eating, and living that protect the environment while supporting a better quality of life.
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.
Bow Hill Blueberries – Bow – Established in 1947, this is the site of the oldest family-run blueberry farm in Skagit Valley. Since taking over in 2011, the Soltes family has focused on rejuvenating the soil and transitioning these historic fields to Certified Organic. The farm specializes in heirloom berries and has over 4500 bushes that are a combination of Rubel, Stanley, Jersey, and Blue Crop.
Caruso Farms – Snohomish – We grow veggies using organic production methods while taking good care of the land we call home.
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.
City Fruit – Seattle – Urban fruit trees are a valuable community resource, yet often fruit goes unused because people are not sure when to harvest it, how best to use it, or they are put off by damage caused by preventable disease and pests. We are reclaiming the urban orchard, showing people how to harvest what they need, and to share the rest with others. We help tree owners grown healthy fruit, provide assistance in harvesting and preserving fruit, promote the sharing of extra fruit, and work to protect urban fruit trees.
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
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.
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.
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.