Working with the Earth to Feed the People
Full Cycle Farm
Who We Are
We are a small, family-operated farm in the Maxwelton Valley on Whidbey Island, and are proud to have been providing food for our community for 15 years. We grow a diverse variety of vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, and nursery plants during spring, summer and fall. In the winter, we make one-of-a-kind wreaths and swags. Formerly a small Christmas tree farm and an open expanse of mowed lawn, the farm is now intensively planted using a variety of ecological farming methods. Since 2009, we have been striving to improve the land's biodiversity and grow an abundance of food and flowers for our community. We honor and acknowledge the indigenous people who have lived and stewarded this land for many generations. We recognize that we do not own the earth, we are merely stewards of it while we are here.
While our main focus is to grow quality, healthy, chemical-free food and flowers to nourish our community and our family, we also strive to consciously increase biodiversity at every turn. We incorporate aspects of Biodynamics, Biointensive, Organic, Permaculture, Forest Gardening, No-Till, Natural Farming, and Regenerative agriculture into our everyday growing practices. Even though we are not certified organic, we try to "close the loop" by growing or sourcing locally all the needs of our farm (grain, compost, soil nutrients, straw, etc.). We try to return everything to the land, thereby re-cycling it and building our soil as we go. On any given day, we're out weeding or planting or harvesting or sowing…the FULL CYCLE.
We are striving towards a local sustainable food system, working to produce food for the community in a whole systems way. We practice the ecological farming practices of companion planting, crop rotations, cover-cropping, and building compost. We love to plant trees for the future, and every year we find spots for a few more! We've planted 100 fruit trees and hundreds more evergreens and deciduous trees! We use hand tools and electric tools on the farm as much as we can, and we use an electric bike to haul farm goods in from the field. We work with gratitude for the abundance of the Earth, Sun, Rain, and Air, without which none of us would survive.
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