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MEATS, DAIRY AND EGGS (in alphabetical order):
(Also try this site:  Eat Wild - Washington)

AKYLA FARMS
Carol & Kevin Osterman
24498 Polte Road
Sedro-Woolley, 98284 WA
Phone: 360-941-1533
Email: barnyard@akylafarms.com
Website: www.akylafarms.com
Hours of Operation: Hours by appointment

It’s not just what you eat, it’s what your food eats. We are a pasture based small farm, raising chickens and pigs on organic grains; our cows and goats pasture/browse. Feeding livestock the way Mother Nature intended is our preferred way of maintaining animal health. We also offer goats for brush control in Skagit, Whatcom, Island and Snohomish counties. We offer chicken and eggs by appointment. See website for more information including how to order, prices and other farm services.

We believe the integrity of the farmer is more important than any certification. We are not certified organic but do not believe in using antibiotics or drugs unless absolutely necessary. Feeding livestock the way Mother Nature intended by using pasture/browse as the base is our preferred way of maintaining animal health. Homeopathy and herbal are our preferred routes of returning an animal to health. Frequent moves to fresh pasture/browse are mandatory.





BELFAST FEED STORE
6200 N Green Road                                             
Burlington, WA 98233
Phone: (360) 724-3075


Grass-fed, grass-finished beef from the McRae Ranch in Sedro Woolley, raw milk cheese from Silver Spring Creamery, raw milk from Jackie's Jersey, raw honey from Golden Harvest on the San Juan Islands, healthy eggs from healthy hens.





BRITTLE BARN FARMS
ZACK TYLER
4730 Guide Meridian                                             
Bellingham, WA 98226
Phone: (360) 610-7740

Brittle Barn Farms is a start-up poultry farm founded in 2012 in Bellingham, Washington. Owned and operated by environmentally conscious, young farmers, Brittle Barn utilizes traditional meth­ods of raising livestock with responsible land-stewardship, an eye toward food justice, and minimal fossil fuel input.

The farm is comprised of 5-acres of pasture, wetlands, and young woodlands located just outside of Bellingham city limits. On this acreage grows non-cer­tified organic fruit, vegetables, grain, Icelandic sheep, contemporary broilers and sundry heritage poultry varieties.

Poultry is the primary output of our farm. All of our birds are fed a diet of high-protein organic locally mixed feed, fresh fruits and veggies, greens and grubs. Hand-raised, free-ranged on pasture, they have limitless access to exercise during daylight hours, providing a meal high in omega 3, nutrients, and flavor.

We select fast-growing contemporary and heritage breeds with strong foraging instincts, to produce a good-sized bird at an affordable price. White Rock-Red Cornish cross chickens average a dress weight of 4 lbs. The Embden geese average a dress weight of 8 lbs. The Bourbon Red turkeys, a heritage breed known for their biological fitness and superior flavor, average a dress weight of 14 lbs.

To date, our market has enthusiastically welcomed our prod­ucts. The prices we set allow us to continue to provide quality wholesome foods to populations of all income levels.


As we look to expand into local food Co-ops, butcher shops, and restaurants we are keeping in mind our commitment to making quality local meat available to all income levels. With this in mind we are offering our chicken at $4.75 per pound from the farm. It will be raised on our farm and processed humanely in Acme on Fridays and Saturdays. Our poultry capacity varies from 100 birds a month up to 400 birds a month depending on the season and demand. We process our chickens from April through December and offer on farm pick up once a month. Please feel free to contact Zack Tyler with any further question.




BURK RIDGE FARMS
Michael and Devin Koenen
1594 W Badger Rd
Custer, Washington 98240
Phone: 360-746-5592

Burk Ridge Farms is first and foremost a family owned and operated farm dedicated to raising the healthiest, highest quality meats possible. Our start came when Vernon and JoAnn bought a great angus herd from a local butcher they knew and trusted. Those original cows would become the start of something amazing! We have since created a USDA certified, Mobile processing truck to go with our Butcher shop on our farm in order to extend our distribution to restaurant and grocery stores. We now supply many commercial locations around the Pacific Northwest as well as our direct supply to customers right at the farm. Our mission is to change how you think about Grass fed Beef and redefine local as we are right in your back yard. We start by controlling every step of the process of bringing beef, pork and poultry products to your table. While conventional beef touches many hands before it reaches your table, ours touches one set of hands....Ours...We just put on different hats. We; calve, raise, finish, butcher, process, package and deliver our Grass Fed Beef so you know exactly what you are getting every time. 

While we have many things we do that separate us from your average beef grower ill share 3 huge factors: 
1. We only ever feed our beef high quality Grass, so it is truly 100% Grass fed and finished.
2. We grow our beef to an older age of 27-33 months to ensure great marbling and flavor in our beef. 
3. Lastly we dry age ALL of our beef products a minimum of 3 weeks to ensure the finest quality and flavor you have every sunk your teeth into, every time! 

We look forward to serving you and becoming your local source for the best meats you can buy. We can be reached at 360.746.5592 or by email at burkridgefarms@outlook.com. Also check us out at burkridgefarms.com.




FRESH BREEZE ORGANIC DAIRY
SHAWN AND CLARISSA LANGLEY
9412 Jackman Rd.
(Cross streets:  Between H Street Rd and W Badger Rd)
Lynden, WA 98264
Phone: (360) 354-6812

We are a fifth generation Lynden dairy family. All of the milk that we process in our bottling plant comes from our own happy cows, which are milked in our parlor across the road. We predominately have Holsteins, a few Jerseys, and some that are a cross between Holstein and Jersey. We do not sell our milk raw. However we use "low-temperature" pasteurization, and provide a choice of non-homogenized or homogenized.

We have 2 large, sealed vats which hold around 200 gallons each. After the milk inside reaches 145 °F (as opposed to the higher temperature of 161º F), we hold the 145º F temperature for 30 minutes, and then quickly cool the milk to about 33 °F. The lower heat leaves more of the good proteins, providing our milk with a richer flavor while still effectively destroying any pathogens that may have been present.

During the growing season, April to October, the cows graze on fresh grass in our pastures (weather permitting). After milking, they get a mixture of grass silage, long-stem hay, and a small amount of grain, then head back to the field. We are unable to pasture during the cold, wetter months of our area. All of their feed is Certified Organic which means the land needs to have had no fertilizers, herbicides, or other chemicals applied to it for at least 3 years. Our cows receive this feed from the day they are born. Also, our animals cannot be given antibiotics, synthetic hormones, or other banned substances. However, if a cow needs antibiotics, she is treated promptly, and then sold to a conventional dairy when she is well.

Check the website for our many retailers in Bellingham.




GRACE HARBOR FARMS
TIM AND GRACE LUKENS
2347 Birch Bay Lynden Road 
Custer, WA 98240
Phone: (360) 366-4151
Cell: (360) 820-3157

Pasteurized, non-homogenized Guernsey yogurt, goat milk and goat milk yogurt.   Nice eggs from pasture-raised laying hens.  Currently $4/dozen.

Also check out Grace's website (www.naturallygentle.com) to see her many gentle skin care products made from pure goat's milk and other natural ingredients.   And don't miss the testimonies from customers who have used her popular MSM Cream for effective pain relief!


JACKIE'S JERSEY MILK
5643 Aldrich Road
Bellingham, WA 98226
Phone: (360) 398-1889

Jersey Cows on grass
No Pesticides or hebicides used
Herd tested free of brucellosis, tuberculosis, and Johne's disease
No hormones in use
No antibiotics in use
Milk tested for safety
Milk and cream sold at Community Food Co-op and Terra Organica.
Check out page 3 of the March 2011 Community Co-op newsletter for an article on Jackie's Jersey raw cream.



JONES CREEK FARM
LES AND TALEA PRICE
32260 Burrese Rd
Sedro Woolley, WA 98284
Phone: (360) 826-6820

Welcome to Jones Creek Farms. Our small, family operated farm is located in upper Skagit County off of Highway 20. We have 34 beautiful acres, divided by Jones Creek, a small creek that flows into the Skagit River. Placed snugly up against the Cascades, the small microclimate helps keep our area warmer in the summer and colder in the winter than the lower main part of the valley and produces some of the best quality fruit and vegetables in the valley!

We would love for you to visit us on the farm or at our website or at one of our many farmers markets. We grow many heritage varieties and we have a farm tour every year, visit our web site for date this year. We accept one intern each year, e-mail us for info.



MEADOWFED FARMS
TODD AND MICHELE BELD    
2059 Van Dyk Road              
Everson, WA  98247
Phone:  (360)966-3204

We raise grass-fed beef, lamb, goat, and broilers as well as eggs from pasture-fed hens.  We are a small family operation with a desire to provide quality, natural products that are good for you to eat.  Our layers and broilers are fed organic, soy-free feed that we are getting in Canada along with all the fresh grass they can eat.  We rotate our cattle daily, the meat chickens are moved twice per day (which helps them stay cleaner), and the sheep and goats are rotated behind the cattle.  Please visit our website for more information, availability of products and pricing.  Watch for the link to our blog where we will try to provide you a glimpse of life on our small farm.



MISTY MEADOWS FARM
MELISSA MOELLER 
6197 Everson Goshen Rd.                   
Everson, WA 98247
Phone:  360-312-3554

“We are stewards of the land, temporarily finding our place in this world through carefully tending the soil, the grasses and the animals who dwell with us here.
 
Misty Meadows Farm is a small family farm wanting to raise the very best food we can for our own table and for our friends and neighbors.  We are certified organic and seek in all ways to treat the land and the animals in ways that are respectful, healthy and sustainable.  We raise chickens for meat and eggs, turkeys, ducks, sheep and Christmas trees.  Our eggs can be found at Terra Organica and the Bellingham Community Food Co-op and on the menu at Pizazza restaurant.  We take pre-orders for our broiler chickens, turkeys, ducks and sheep on our web site when they are in season.



NORTHWEST HOMEGROWN RANCH MEAT   
JANET McRAE
13400 D'Arcy Road, 
Bow, WA 98232 
Phone:  (360) 766-4273
Open year round, Fri and Sat, 10 am to 5 pm
E-MAIL:  igfc@igfcmeats.com

Grass-fed and finished beef, lamb and pasture-raised pork.   No drugs, or implants, All chemical free.  All animals are born and raised in Skagit, Whatcom, Island or San Juan Counties.



OAK MEADOWS FARM  
DAVID WHITTAKER
6285 Noble Oaks Lane 
Ferndale WA 98248 
Phone:  (360) 384-6005
E-MAIL:  
 oakmeadows.farm@yahoo.com


Oak Meadows Farm is a 10-acre family farm located just outside of Ferndale, WA. The farm is operated by David Whittaker, a lifelong Whatcom County resident. Oak Meadows Farm is currently offering pastured broiler chickens, turkeys, chicken eggs, quail eggs and meat, and lamb. Chicken feet, hearts, necks, heads, livers, and gizzards are also available.

Our broilers, turkeys, and laying hens are fed organic feed from Scratch and Peck Feeds in Bellingham, and our quail are fed organic feed from In Season Feeds in British Columbia. Our lambs do not receive any grain and are only fed grass or hay and mineral salts.




OLD SILVANA CREAMERY, LLC
JIM SINNEMA & FAMILY

1105 Pioneer Hwy. E.
Arlington, WA 98223
Phone:  (425) 268-7961
EMAIL: oldsilvanacreamery@yahoo.com
WEBSITE:  oldsilvanacreamery.com  (check out our Facebook page for updates)

Open 7 days a week and our hours are from 6am to 8pm (9pm during summer months).
 
Old Silvana Creamery is truly a family owned and operated raw milk dairy. My wife and I, as well as our four children ages 8 to 18 do all the work on our farm, from milking the cows, bottling the milk and distributing our raw Guernsey milk from King county to the Canadian border. We also have on-farm sales since we are conveniently located 1/2 mile west of Interstate 5 (exit 208).

Old Silvana Creamery is at this time, the only 100% Guernsey raw milk dairy in the whole state of Washington, we have no other breeds in our herd. Guernsey milk is well known for its excellent cheese making properties, higher nutritional values and a superior great flavor! We milk the cows with machines but into buckets rather than through a pipeline, many believe it is gentler on the milk and helps retain a good cream-line in the milk. Some believe the pumps that are needed to transfer the milk from a pipeline into the milk tank can partially homogenize the milk not to mention, requiring much more chemical detergents to try and clean all the additional surfaces that a pipeline system requires.

Not all raw milk has the same flavor, try Guernsey milk and taste the difference!
Tours by appointment are welcome!



PLEASANT VALLEY DAIRY
JOYCE SNOOK
6804 Kickerville Road 
Ferndale, WA 98248
360-366-5398
Farm Store Open Tuesday -- Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
(checks and cash only please)

The farm was established in 1963. They are a licensed, 3rd generation Grade A raw milk dairy. The cows are a fine blend of breeds and are pasture-grazed.  Although the dairy is no longer selling raw milk, they are known for their Gouda (mild, sharp and flavors include cumin, jalapeno, fine herbs and peppercorn), Farmstead, and Mutschli (Swiss-style) cheeses. They also create a raw milk applewood smoked cheese.  

The cheeses are available at the farm store and at Beecher's, Terra Organica and Community Food-Co.  
Noekkelost (flavored with cumin, caraway and cloves) is sold through Everybody's store, 360-592-2297  www.everybodys.com. Located on highway 9 near Van Zandt, 5465 Potter Road, Deming, WA 98244.


  
ROCKIN R BISON RANCH
RICK CLARK
Route 11/Chuckanut Drive                     
Bow, WA  98232
Phone:  (360) 399-1145 or (360) 661-2482

Open Wednesday - Saturday 1p.m-6p.m and Sunday 2p.m-6p.m.
Located just a couple blocks north of the Rhododendron Cafe (Rhody Cafe) in Bow on Chuckanut Drive.   Grass-fed, grass-finished custom meat, nice selection of cuts -- roasts, steaks, burger, ribs, jerky, sausage, soup bones.  Also sold by the 1/2 or "come shoot your own."  (no kidding!)
 

  
SKAGIT RIVER RANCH
28778 Utopia Road
Sedro Woolley, WA 98284
Phone:  (360) 856-0722

Skagit River Ranch is a small, family–owned organic farm in the fertile Skagit Valley about 1.5 hours north of Seattle. We have spent 15 years dedicating ourselves to providing our customers with the most wholesome, best tasting organic 100% grass-fed beef, pork, pastured chicken and fresh eggs available. (We sell what we feed our family!)
As certified organic producers, we don’t use antibiotics, steroids, growth hormones or animal by-products.    We grow a variety of grasses, legumes and herbs to provide our animals with a balance of natural nutrients essential for maintaining good health.   We invite you to explore our web site, try our exceptional products, and visit the ranch.


TWISTED S RANCH
JIM AND ROBIN SANFORD
2530 Douglas Road
Ferndale 98248
Phone: (360) 312-1464
E-MAIL:  (see website, click on 'contact')

Twisted S Ranch specializes in natural bison meat products: steaks, roasts, jerky, burger, sausage and more.  Our bison are raised on native grasses and without harmful steroids, hormones or antibiotics.  Bison meat is low in fat, calories & cholesterol, high in iron, B-12 & essential fatty acids.  Also we have large to jumbo brown and blue organic eggs currently $3.50/dozen.  Open Sat-Sun 9-5, weekdays by appointment. 



You can also check out the Eat Wild - Washington Directory for more possibilities.



WILD SALMON:        

DESIRE FISH COMPANY
BOB GUDMUNDSON AND MELINDA SWEET
Squalicum Harbor Gate 7
Bellingham 98229
(360)676-0605

Our season begins in SE Alaska fishing for Wild Alaskan Salmon on fishing boat Desire.   We process our own catch in Desire Fish Plant in Peterburg, Alaska and ship it to Bellingham Cold Storage. We sell during the weekend at Gate 7 of Squalicum Harbor Nov-May, 10-5 or by arrangement.  King, sockeye, coho, chum, pink;  fillets, whole, smoked, lox.



LUMMI ISLAND WILD REEFNET SALMON (also CAVIAR!)
DAVE HANSEN

We catch salmon bound for the Fraser River. Salmon need a lot of fat to go that far and so inherently a Fraser fish is the world's best. Reefnetting produces the highest quality wild pacific salmon available.  If salmon are to be caught and eaten, they should be treated with the utmost reverence and respect.  Reefnetting allows this special type of handling.  We are a stationary gear and are solar powered.  We care for our fish beyond any other gear types.  
We also produce our own caviar and carry many other seafood products available for local sales.



FRUIT AND VEGETABLE FARMS:     

Whatcom Food & Farm Finder
Each year Sustainable Connections publishes a Whatcom Food & Farm Finder brochure and Map.  The new 2011 brochure can be picked up at many local markets and the Bellingham Farmer's Market.  

Or, click here to view a printable Adobe PDF file of the inside pages of the 2011 Whatcom Food & Farm Finder.


Local Harvest Website
Use this website to search for farms, farmers markets and CSA subscriptions by zip code.  Click here to begin search.



GROCERIES & SMALL PRODUCERS:

COMMUNITY FOOD CO-OP
Downtown Store:  1220 N Forest St  
Bellingham, WA 98225
Cordata Store:  315 Westerly Rd.  Bellingham, WA 98226
Phone:  (360) 734-8158

We offer a full line of natural groceries, a full-service deli/cafe, antibiotic and hormone free meats, seafood, a full service wellness department and certified organic produce department. You can also follow us on Facebook and on our 4 blogs:  Sassy Sampler (recipes & gluten-free info), Bellingham Beer Blog, Root Stock (wine blog), and Mercantile Highlights.



GREAT HARVEST BREAD COMPANY
HANS AND RENE WENDT, Owners    
305 East Magnolia                 
Bellingham, Washington 98225
Phone/Call In Orders: (360) 671-0873
Hours:  Tues-Fri: 7a.m.- 6p.m.
             Saturday: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

We start early each morning before the sun comes up, beginning with f

NEW! Sprouted and Soaked Grains – Our Golden Whole Wheat is made with 100% soaked or sprouted grain flour. This process reduces anti-nutrients, increases some vitamins, and eases digestion. For more information on Golden Whole Wheat, see our Wheat Alternatives page.



RAVEN BREADS
SOPHIE WILLIAMS, Owner/Baker   
Phone: (206) 484-7089
WEBSITE:  ravenbreads.com

We make whole grain, sourdough bread and pastry with organic ingredients grown and gathered (with a few tropical exceptions) in the Northwest.  The selection changes from week to week, depending on the season and the baker's whims. To find out what's going to the Bellingham Farmers Market this week sign up for the newsletter. For more information, visit the website.




Raw Cha Cha Chocolat

Marlene Riviere and John Marshall

314 East Holly Street #206

Bellingham, WA 98225

Phone: (360) 676-2594

E-MAIL: info@rawchacha.com 

WEBSITE: www.rawchacha.com 


RAW CHA CHA Chocolat- A Nutritional Indulgence -

Gluten Free / Dairy Free / Sweetened only with Raw Honey / All Raw Ingredients


Raw Cha Cha Chocolat was born out of Nama Raw Food Kitchen with the passion to create delicious

healthy food that is good for you. Raw food is never heated above 115 degrees, so the food is enzyme

and nutrient rich. Our ingredients are organic, non GMO, and sourced from small family farms

whenever possible. Our recipes are designed to include superfoods and foods with health benefits, such

as maca, chlorella, walnuts, brazil nuts, coconut oil, raw cacao, just to name a few.


Check the website for our many retailers in Whatcom county including Terra Organica, Community Food

Co-Op, Haggens, and The Market at Birch Bay.



TERRA ORGANICA
STEPHEN TRINKAUS, Owner
1530 Cornwall Avenue
Bellingham 98225
Phone:  (360) 715-8020

Terra Organica was established in 1997 as North America’s first all-organic health food and grocery store with a passion to share a gift of healthy, vibrant food and natural healing with an abundance of organic bulk and packaged organic foods, the highest quality nutritional supplements, non-toxic personal care and cleaning products and more!  "Barganica" is a store-within-a-store and specializes in discount organic and natural foods.   We emphasize locally-produced products whenever possible.