Month #10 at Alluvial Farms
You pick Alluvial Farms pumpkin patch - every Saturday in October from 10 - 3.
Thanks to a USDA grant, an FSA operating loan, Matthew building a solid racking, and EcoTech consulting and installing array, Alluvial Farms is now generating power. We sized this 12 kilowatt system to meet the needs of our farm at it’s full build out - with walk in freezer and cooler, a building, electrical wiring in the barn and a shipping container shop. It also makes a nice covered area as well on a farm that is light on infrastructure in these, our early years.
We are excited to be a part of this year’s Whatcom County Farm Tour. Visit us this Saturday & Sunday, September 7 & 8, from10am–4pm,
The Farm Tour highlights 13 family-owned farms, and is free, self-guided, and family-friendly. As you visit these different farms you'll get a chance to see, taste, feel, and learn hands-on what goes into local food production. The tour will have everything from baby cows to hayrides, and provides exciting educational activities at each tour stop.
Here at Alluvial Farms our first crop of barley will be in the grain bins, seventy pigs will be wandering in the grain field, paint dried on our mural, 12 KW solar array connected to the grid, and site prep underway for forest planting. Feed the pigs! Take your picture on a tractor! See our mixer-mill and our mechanical tillage equipment and learn how we make our grain ration and farm paddocks after each grazing cycle.
VIP Badge Deal: 50% off one package of pasture-raised ground pork. Bring a cooler to keep purchased farm products fresh throughout the day! For detailed farm descriptions and a map, visit: https://eatlocalfirst.org/whatcom-farm-tour/.
Can't make it out this weekend? Visit our Bellingham Farmers Market stall every Saturday,
Visit Alluvial Farms monthly open house the following weekend, Saturday September 14, 10 am to 3 pm.
Saturday August 10 from 10 am to 3 pm - and every second Saturday May to October - Alluvial Farms opens our farm to the public to share how we raise your pork. But don't just visit with us! Make a day of it and feed your body, mind, and soul on the …
Everson Food Trail. Check out our new webpage with map and links to more information about these farm to table sites in beautiful Whatcom County...
Thanks to Gabriella Mednick and Daniella Silva
for your artistic direction and work to bring the Alluvial Farms "eat good meat." mural to life. You two are an inspiration...
Speakeasy 25 Pig Poetry reading was an amazing success!
Thanks to David Lee (at right, below) and Paul Hunter (at left) and to Luther and Judy. We want more! on-farm or in-town events to promote local food, social justice, the arts, and sustainable agriculture -
... let us know, what is your idea?
Farm Tours every second Saturday...
Visit us Saturday July 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open farm and farm stand.
Come have a cup of coffee with us, walk the farm, meet the pigs, and shop our farm stand. July 13 special event: community mural painting on our roadside shipping container. Help us turn this:
This month we are launching Alluvial Farms pork parties, working on grain bin installation, and cover crop irrigation. We just brought 17 baby Berkshire pigs to the farm and next harvest is scheduled for July 19. Visit the farm during second Saturday open houses - this weekend June 8 from 10 am to 3 pm! As well as find us weekly at the Bellingham Saturday Farmers Market.
Each purchase of an Alluvial Farms t-shirt or hoodie helps us raise funds for installation of a grid tied solar array in the summer of 2019. Treat yourself or your loved ones to some great new costumes, and help Alluvial Farms achieve our goal of becoming a net zero energy use farm. https://www.bonfire.com/help-alluvial-achieve-net-zero-energy-use/