Celebrating farms and ranches of the Methow valley, washington.
LOOKING FOR WAYS TO SOURCE LOCALLY-GROWN PRODUCTS IN THE METHOW VALLEY? HERE YOU CAN BROWSE FARMS AND RANCHES, WHOSE DELICIOUS AND DIVERSE PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH A VARIETY OF RETAIL OUTLETS, AND DIRECTLY OFF-THE-FARM. ENJOY!
products: Milky Oats, California Poppy, Calendula, Goldenrod, Red Clover, St. John's Wort, and many others.
about us: We are a trusted producer of premium-quality wildcrafted and certified-organic medicinal herbs. We sell our herbs custom-ordered and wholesale, primarily serving natural medicine manufacturers, oil and tincture producers, retail herb stores, and seed distributors. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality botanical products through sustainable wildcrafting practices and small-scale polyculture farming. Never having worked with any sort of pesticide or synthetic fertilizers, we have gained an appreciation for working with natural biotic systems, and not against them.
where to find our products: We sell wholesale, only. Please refer to our website for details and minimum order sizes.
about us: We raise and sell 100% natural, grass-fed lamb and wool products. By using a holistic management style we ensure our livestock are healthy and happy. Practicing regenerative grazing techniques allows up to improve and restore the land so it can be enjoyed for generations to come.
where to find our products: All of our products can be ordered online, but you can alsofind our blankets at the Mazama Store, and our lamb on the menu at the Arrowleaf Bistro and the Old Schoolhouse Brewery.
products: whole-grain flours, and cracked cereals, including: emmer, einkorn, hard red wheat, hard white wheat, rye
about us: We grow certified-organic, heirloom grains, fresh-milled flour, and handcrafted blends from “Plow to Plate.”
where to find our products:Methow Valley: Mazama Store, Evergreen, Rocking Horse Bakery, Hanks Harvest Foods, Glover Street Market, Arrowleaf Bistro, Winthrop Brewery. Chelan: Bear Foods Market. Seattle Area: All major natural food markets in the greater Seattle Area (PCC, Wholefoods, Fred Myers, Metropolitan Market, Town and Country markets, Bellingham & Olympia Co-ops). Portland: New Seasons Markets. Northern California: All Wholefoods Markets. Direct via our online store!
about us: We work hard to grow the best-tasting apples and pears. We start with high flavored varieties, encourage soil diversity, provide optimal nutrients for nutrient-rich, delicious fruit picked at peak maturity.
where to find our products: Glover Street Market, Mazama Store, on-line gift boxes, valley truck sales (contact us to join our email list!). Seattle Farmers markets--University District, Ballard, West Seattle, Bainbridge Island truck sales, Vashon Island CSA.
about us: Classroom in Bloom is a non-profit organization established to enrich education through school gardening for K-12 students in the Methow Valley School District of Okanogan County, WA. The centerpiece of our effort is a 1-acre student-led garden. Students help build soil, turn compost, save and sow seeds, pull weeds, prune trees, clean tools, harvest food and weigh and deliver fresh produce for our Farm to Cafeteria program. During weekly classes, we create experiential, inquiry-based learning opportunities and teach ecosystem and science education. Classroom in Bloom's vision is to connect children to sustainably grown food and the natural world to support the health of our people, place and planet.
products: In 2017, students harvested, washed, weighed and delivered over 3,500 pounds of fresh produce for our Farm to Cafeteria Program. We generally don't sell to the public, but watch for our Spring Plant Sale in 2019!
contact: Emily Post, Kim Romain-Bondi, Aspen Kvicala
Visitors welcome! Every Wednesday is Volunteer Day in the garden. Please join us to help our garden grow for kids outdoor education at our public schools.
Crown S Ranch
products: We produce pasture-raised beef and lamb on our certified-organic pastures. Our steers and lambs are entirely grass fed and finished.
about us: Crown S Ranch is a sustainable family farm, with 150 plus acres of lush, certified organic pastures that produce healthful food for our family and yours. Our Ranch has been owned and lovingly tended by our family since the early 1960’s. By integrating the traditional craft of animal husbandry and innovative technology, we are able to raise our animals humanely without the use of toxic drugs or chemicals. We utilize natural cycles that protect and enhance the environment and maintain a balanced ecosystem.
where to find our products: Our meats are available through our meat CSA.
about us: Doubletree Farm is a WSDA-licensed, Grade-A dairy located in Twisp. We are currently milking four Jersey cows, year round. We put up all of the feed for our cows on fields that are fertilized with composted manure. We use draft-power to help us plant and harvest the hay crop. The cows are treated with our daily respect and have access to green or snowy pasture all year long!
where to find our products: Hank's Harvest Foods, Glover Street Market, Winthop Evergreen IGA, Mazama Store, Carlton Store.
products: honey, skincream, garlic, shallots, and more
about us: We live on five acres, and grow a garden with several families. We grow garlic and shallots for sale, and we keep bees. We sell honey and beeswax skin creams.
were to find our products: Glover Street Mkt, Hanks Mkt, Evergreen Mkt, Aspen Grove, Winthrop Motors, Pardners Minimart, Mazama Store, Sun Mountain Lodge, Winthrop Mountain Sports, Twisted Knitters, Main Street Mkt, Lone Pine Fruit, Tonasket Food Co-op, Portage Bay Grange, and San Juan Island Co-op
products: many varieties of tomatoes, peppers, melons, beans, corn, squash, potatoes, carrots, parsnips, beets, kale, chard, and more!
about us: We are a certified organic grower of primarily heirloom vegetable and fruits. We have organic starts avaliable in the spring and early summer during planting season as well as some landscaping plants. We also raise goats for milk and meat as well as laying hens, ducks and pigs. We will have piglets and goats for sale this season. We have an internship program for folks who would like to come live on the farm and learn the lifestyle and happilydo work-trades with locals for our products.
where to find our products: Twisp farmers market, farm store, glover street market, Sun Mountain restaurant and many Seattle restaurants.
products: Custom butchered lamb (whole or half), fiber products including yarn, roving, batts, felt, and hand knit items.
about us: We raise Romney and Cormo cross sheep for both fiber and meat. Our philosophy is to use the least invasive and most humane methods possible. Our flock is rotated through several fenced pastures, which are irrigated with gravity fed water from the creek. In the winter, the flock feeds on alfalfa hay that is grown by our neighbors (not certified organic, but no chemicals are used). We hand pull weeds in order to avoid using herbicides, and use a garlic treatment along with the pasture rotation to control parasites. We do not routinely administer any drugs to our sheep, although on the rare occasion where there is a serious wound, we will use penicillin as recommended by the vet. We live on the edge of wilderness, so predators are an issue. We are committed to a live and let live philosophy, so have invested in secure fencing and a team of Livestock Guardian Dogs (LGDs) to protect the flock.
where to find our products: on-line store (on our web site), Twisted Knitters (Twisp), the Mazama Store (Mazama), Wooley Mamas (Omak), occasional holiday craft markets in the Methow.
about us: We grow 16 varieties of apples for cider and juice -- plus pears, blueberries and quince on our 6-acre orchard. Our orchard, just two and a half miles from Winthrop, produces 100% of the apples needed to make our ciders. We are proud to grow, produce, and serve our product. Our ciderhouse is located right next to the ballfield in Winthrop, where we offer ciders, food, games, live music, and a great meeting spot!
products: organic-certified elderflower, elderberry, black currant, saskatoon, and aronia berries.
about us: we are coming into production with 3 acres of organic, anti-oxidant-rich, wild berries in 2017. We use production methods that cultivate soil biology, encourage pollinator habitat, and conserve water.
where to find our products: fruits are available in whole-sale quantities; please contact us for more information.
contact: Alyssa Jumars
Twisp-Carlton Road, Carlton
visitors welcome by appointment
products: Flowers, herbs, shrubs, and ornamental grasses
about us: We are a husband and wife team, plus a little man. We grow 40+ varieties of flowers, just south of Twisp on a 5 acre plot. I am also an event coordinator, and supply flowers for weddings and other special events. People can order flowers 2 ways - in arrangements or bulk for the DIYer.
about us: We are a smallish, 1/2 acre farm on the banks of Methow River between Winthrop and Twisp. We are interested in sustainable human culture and sustainable wildlands. To that end, we grow food using a minimum of fossil fuels and work for a maximum of soil health.
where to find us: Twisp farmer's market, Glover Street market, and at the farm!
about us: In our first year of production, Posterity Farm is leasing land on the Twisp Carlton Road. We raise pasture-raised, non-GMO fed Turkeys, and nine varieties of garlic. Operating primarily on a hand scale, we use no herbicides or pesticides. Posterity Farm is grateful and excited to join the Methow farming community!
where to find our products: Off-the-farm; direct to consumer
products: a full range of mixed, certified-organic vegetables. Specializing in hot-weather crops: melons, heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, peppers and corn!
about us: Ruby Slippers Farms is at home in the heart of the Methow Valley. My farm is a small-scale model of organic systems integrated to create meaningful results! We grow organic heirloom vegetables, some Fruit & a home poultry flock. Soil improvement is at the top of the list for a successful farm. In addition to growing beautiful, flavorful, nutrient-rich vegetables, Ruby Slippers is developing important tools in building community resilience: a bio-intensive farming system that includes composting, effective micro-nutrients, vermi-culture, drip Iirrigation, bio-char and more.
where to find our products: Farmers Markets: Twisp, Manson, Anacortes and Madrona. Restaurants throughout the Methow Valley, Chelan, and Skagit Valley. Stores: Glover Street Market, Hank's Market, Mazama Store, Bear Foods. Off-the farm, or at valley drop-sites: including TwispWorks, the Winthrop Barn, and Mazama Community Club (every Wednesday). Contact us for more information!
about us: Our farm and cidery rests on the banks of the Methow River near Twisp, Washington. We only press certified organic Washington apples, selected from our trees and other local orchards. We do not add sulfites, preservatives or sugars. To retain the subtle flavors often lost in processed ciders, we do not filter. Our cidermaking is kith and kin to the natural wine movement: organic practice in the orchard, and minimal intervention in the ciderhouse.
where to find our products: Our ciders are available at all local Methow grocery stores, on-tap at East 20 and Sun Mountain, and soon to be on tap at the Sixknot Taphouse in Winthrop. Our cider is also distributed throughout Western Washington, see: www.sixknotcider.com/wheretobuy.html
visitors welcome by during regular business hours at our new Taphouse in Winthrop, opening April!
above photos by Rachelle Weymuller
Sunny Pine Farm
products: Certified-organic goat chèvre: plain, honey-lavender, black pepper-garlic, parsley-chive, garlic-basil -- as well as yogurt and feta.
about us: Sunny Pine Farm is a certified-organic dairy located up the Twisp River in the Methow Valley. We have a variety of goats, about half our herd being Guernsey Goats. We also have a small herd of Guernsey and Jersey cows. The farm produces a variety of certified-organic cheeses and yogurt.
where to find our products: Evergreen IGA, Glover Street Market, Hanks Harvest Foods, Rocking Horse Bakery, The Mazama Store, and many locations in Chelan, the Wenatchee Valley, Seattle, Bellingham, Portland, and beyond -- http://www.sunnypinefarm.com/services.
about us: We grow 30+ varieties of apples and pears. We have selected apples that grow well in the Methow and have exceptional quality when picked tree-ripened. We have other types for storage. We have apples ranging from Thomas Jefferson's favorite to flavorful Honey crisps. We look forward to seeing you at the farmers market in Twisp!
were to find our products: Methow Valley Farmers Market, Glover Street Market, and Mazama Store.
products: flower seed, herb seed, vegetable seed -- all certified organic
about us: Twisp River Seed is a certified-organic farm, 3 miles west of Twisp, WA. We produce a variety of vegetable, flower, and herb seed. Our seed is primarily marketed wholesale, but look out for Twisp River Seed retail packets in the next few years. If you are a gardener or a farmer and have a variety that you think performs really well in the valley, let me know, and I can add it to my collection!
where to find our products: Our seed is sold through Fedco Seed, Botanical Interests, Snake River Seed Collective, and the Uprising Seed Company (which is often available at Glover Street Market).
products: all organic greens, carrots, beets, turnips, radishes, garlic, cherry tomatoes, baby summer squash, hot and sweet peppers, cabbage, winter squash, potatoes, Microgreens, live krauts and other cultured food products, and a whole lot more!
about us: Located along the banks of the Methow River, in sunny Carlton, Willow Brook Farm has been growing organic vegetables in the Methow Valley since 2008. Owners Cameron and Eric embrace sustainable, re-generative, holistic, and organic growing practices on their eight and a half acre farm. Willow Brook Farm also creates live, cultured foods under its Willow Brook Organics value-added foodline. You can find their delicious and nutritious Northwest Kraut, Purple Power Kraut, Carlton Curtido Kraut, and Methow Mana Kraut locally throughout the Methow Valley. Willow Brook Organics delicious and nutritious foods are grown, wild-crafted, and lovingly made on the farm.
where to find our products: Methow Valley Farmer's Market, Glover St Market, Hanks Harvest Foods, Mazama Store, Winthrop Village Market (formerly Winthrop Evergreen Market) Arrowleaf Bistro, Oliver’s Artisan Kitchen, Kind Grinds, Cinnamon Twisp Bakery, other Methow Valley establishments