Farmer Facts

Holmquist Hazelnut Orchards-We’re Nuts About Them

As you know, the Anacortes Food Coop does its best to bring you the most local products possible. From an orchard in Lynden WA, the Holmquist family brings us their wonderful hazelnuts and the many products they make from them. They are a fifth generation family orchard, starting when John Victor Holmquist came to the… Continue reading Holmquist Hazelnut Orchards-We’re Nuts About Them

Artisan Anecdotes, Farmer Facts

Badger Mountain Vineyards- Setting the Standard

  Badger Mountain Wines began on an 80 acre estate in the Columbia Valley in 1982. After only six years, founder Bill Powers, and his son Greg made the decision to move their vineyard in an organic direction after spending some time growing grapes for Chateau Ste Michelle. 1988 was the first year they produced… Continue reading Badger Mountain Vineyards- Setting the Standard

Farmer Facts

Nerka Sea Frozen Salmon- As Fresh as it Gets

Many of us are on a quest for the freshest food possible, found as close to home as we can get, and from people we know and trust to grow, produce, gather, or catch the best we can buy. Nerka Sea Frozen Salmon is no exception. They are a two person operation, and each fish… Continue reading Nerka Sea Frozen Salmon- As Fresh as it Gets

Farmer Facts

Cascadian Farm-Saving our Farms one Bee at a Time

Cascadian Farm started out 40 years ago, and was founded by Greg Kahn. He wanted to farm organically in ways that would not be harmful to the land, and he set out on this journey using a piece of property right on the Skagit River. They have partnered with organizations that share their vision of… Continue reading Cascadian Farm-Saving our Farms one Bee at a Time

Farmer Facts

Well Fed Farms – Where Everyone is Nourished

Well Fed Farms and Erik Olson have sold their beautiful produce, eggs, and chickens at the Anacortes Farmers Market since 2010. Erik has some of the largest, healthiest produce and animals in the Skagit Valley. Through the years, Well Fed Farms has noted that "organic," "natural," and "local" don't always mean sustainable or healthy. On… Continue reading Well Fed Farms – Where Everyone is Nourished

Farmer Facts

The Farm on 41st – It doesn’t get more local than this

Most people in Anacortes would recognize the Farm on 41st as the Farm just south of Mount Erie Elementary. Todd and Sara have turned the old horse paddock into a lovely urban farmstead, with animals, crops, and tons of personality! You can find Todd and Sara's beautiful garlic braids at the Coop along with a… Continue reading The Farm on 41st – It doesn’t get more local than this

Farmer Facts

Dahlia Depot Farms – Beautiful Eggs, Marvelous Microgreens

Everybody loves Dahlia Depot Farm eggs! It seems like we never have enough. The farmers at Dahlia Depot farms have even agreed to increase the size of their flocks just to meet the Anacortes Food Coop needs. And, we are tremendously grateful. They are truly a valued part of the Coop community. Dahlia Depot Farms… Continue reading Dahlia Depot Farms – Beautiful Eggs, Marvelous Microgreens