How did I end up on Camano Island?

I grew up in Arlington, WA and ate many meals from our family garden. After I moved to Seattle, my dad helped me plant my first garden and I began spending all my free time gardening and raising city chickens. To better understand plants and growing food, I absorbed all the information I could from classes offered by Seattle Tilth and the Horticulture program at Edmonds Community College.

After seven years of working in social work, I took a job with a residential landscape company. Although I really enjoyed the work and was thrilled to be outside, I found that I was really most passionate about growing food. I decided that I needed to farm, so I moved into a cozy cabin on Hogsback Farm on Vashon Island and spent the season immersed in a small scale farm. As I completed my farm internship on Vashon Island, it became clear that I needed to keep farming and was ready to move out of the city! I was curious about larger scale farming and interested in living north of Seattle, so I sold my house and moved to Whatcom County where I completed a second full season farm internship at Cloud Mountain Farm Center.

I decided to try farming on my own and found the perfect location on Camano Island. I am thrilled to continue farming here on Camano Island! I have ended up in a place that I never imagined for myself and I am so thankful for all your support in this journey!


3 thoughts on “About

  1. Tom Brincat January 17, 2018 / 7:01 am

    I live in nj and have a 5 acers i really think hard about being a farmer as well . I have goats chickens, ducks and a horse. how can i get started? 732 414-1993


    • Farmer Rachel April 20, 2018 / 8:04 am

      Just start! Starting is the hardest part, once you start you figure it out as you go along:)


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