Island Harvest Farm


The days are getting shorter and fall is getting closer. Over the past few years, season extension has been a major focus with many lessons learned. We have more fall/winter food in the ground than ever before! The farm stand should be fully stocked through the fall and we are still harvesting every day! September has the most variety of produce available with both summer and fall produce being in season.

The farm stand is now stocked with fresh produce on most days. Check the farm stand page for availability.
We continue to our commitment to food safety and feeding our community during the current COVID19 pandemic. Thank you for supporting the local food economy!

I am not certified organic, but I use only non-GMO seeds and do not apply any synthetic chemicals to my plants or soil. I focus on building soil health to support happy, healthy plants.

I feel fortunate to live and farm on Camano Island! My goal is to provide an option for fresh, seasonal and flavorful produce! Thank you to everyone who has supported my farming adventure!


20 thoughts on “Island Harvest Farm

  1. Lindsey Griggs November 26, 2014 / 11:59 pm

    Can’t wait to meet you! Excited for your plans and welcome to the island 🙂


  2. Pat Leslie January 7, 2015 / 5:28 pm

    Hello Rachel!
    Love your blogs & learning about your farming adventures.Keep up the good work!
    Love, Aunt Pat


  3. Nancy @ Port Susan Farmers Mkt May 12, 2015 / 2:58 pm

    Hi Rachel. Just finished lunch with Judy Mieger who told me about you. Welcome, welcome, welcome!! Your farm looks fantastic. If you haven’t connected with Leslie Collings, our market manager, yet please do so:


  4. Mary June 4, 2015 / 5:55 pm

    Hello Rachel,

    We are almost neighbors! We live on Terry Heights Lane and driving by your farm has been such a pleasure.We will stop by your farmstand now that I know that it is open and you are ready for visitors!


  5. Stephanie Kasper June 29, 2015 / 10:55 am

    Rachel, your farm is ridiculously fantastic and I notice your produces holds in my fridge so much longer than anything from the grocery store! That says something about the “freshness” or lack thereof from the retail markets, eh? I am in love with everything we’ve gotten–from baby beets to broccoli. I have no words for your parsley except YUM. The organic difference is EVERTYTHING. YAY–Stephanie


  6. Judy August 18, 2015 / 1:00 pm

    Excellent lettuce


  7. Reba September 14, 2015 / 6:41 pm

    We just bought a house on Camano Island last month and feel so lucky to live close to Island Harvest Farm, we have purchased from your stand a number of times, eat your veggies every day and absolutely love it. Today I went to the grocery store and completely ignored the produce section because I am content with what we have from your farm! Keep up the good work and my family thanks you for bringing healthful organic food to our neighborhood!


  8. Janette Lewis June 16, 2016 / 12:19 pm

    Happy second year! Love your produce. I always buy from you what I don’t grow myself.

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  9. Meg Mehlhaff April 10, 2017 / 12:53 pm

    Where are you located on Camano
    And when does your retail sales begin?
    Meg atMadrona Beach.


    • Farmer Rachel April 10, 2017 / 1:38 pm

      Hi Meg!
      My farm stand is at 825 Arrowhead Rd. Just up the road from the community center and utsalady elementary school. The weather has everything a little behind this season, but I should open sometime in the first couple weeks of May.


  10. Bev. O'Dannel June 21, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    Veggies are off to a good start! Love everything we get. Will you have spinach or am I getting there too late? Keep up the good work, love having good produce tight here.


  11. Mark Poeschl August 8, 2018 / 11:03 am

    We got some kohlrabi and radishes from you a couple weeks back while visiting the island. Both were wonderful. The kohlrabi in particular was the sweetest I’ve ever had. I’m curious – is it a special variety, or does picking them smaller than I usually see give you the sweetness?


    • Farmer Rachel August 9, 2018 / 9:20 pm

      Thank you! The variety I used this year was Lech. I do harvest them on the smaller side, which may make them sweeter. I am glad you liked them! Kohlrabi has become one of my favorite veggies!


  12. Bonnie April 24, 2019 / 1:44 pm

    Hi there. It’s Bonnie down the road. We are missing your arugula a lot but totally understand you’ve got to move on to other things. But…I’m getting ready to plant some of my veg garden this week and I was wondering if you could tell me the variety of arugula you’ve grown so I can find some seeds. I know it’s kinda silly to be so enthralled by arugula, but it really is the BEST I’ve ever had by a long shot. Thanks in advance!


    • Farmer Rachel April 24, 2019 / 6:25 pm

      I will grow more in the fall! I used organic arugula seed from Johnnys. Seed packet just says arugula, so no special variety name. I’m so glad you liked it!!


  13. Laura Hidde June 13, 2019 / 5:54 pm

    I love your container of small tomato’s. When will they be available this year?


  14. Laura July 22, 2019 / 5:14 pm

    Your tomato’s are the best I’ve ever had! Come to think of it all your produce is. Can’t wait for your carrots!


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