Category Archives: Other Shops

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Milepost 19 Farm

Kimberly and Jerry, of Milepost 19 farm have taken the Whidbey Island raspberry scene by storm over the last few years. They had an amazing barn built that has a sweet little apartment upstairs that they rent out. Their raspberry fields are very visible from Highway 20, and they started growing dahlias, too. We carry their raspberry mustard in our shop and they have our raspberry lavender jam. You can see them at the Coupeville Farmers Market most Saturdays.

This weekend (Sept. 15) they are celebrating their 28th wedding anniversary as well as their farm and will be open on Saturday.


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Greenbank Cheese Co.

Greenbank Cheese Co. is one of the amazing shops at Greenbank Farm.

Greenbank Cheese Co.

It carries a huge selection of cheeses and an amazing array of gourmet foods, many from the island, and many from beyond our shores.

You can find our jams and mixes there most of the year.

They also carry a couple of lavender cheeses. Drop by and check out the selection. For you locals, they have good prices, so keep them on your regular shopping route.

765 Wonn Rd # B101
Greenbank, WA 98253

(360) 222-3474


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The Goose Grocer

In Bayview on Whidbey Island is a unique grocery store called The Goose. Owned by Goosefoot, it was created to fill a niche to supply a combination of local food and staples commonly desired that aren’t necessarily local. So, they have a lot of the kinds of things you’d usually find in a grocery store, and they have special displays with local foods, including some of our foods and personal care products.

Phone: 866.326.6714

14485 Highway 525
Langley WA 98260


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Prairie Center Red Apple Grocery

In our own backyard, and where we do most of our own shopping is the venerable Prairie Center Red Apple. They have been carrying quite a few of our products for a year and a half now. It is really fun to have people tell us that they are so happy they can get the products there and don’t have to drive ALL the way out to the farm… Well, ok, in the winter we can understand, and when people are busy…. But who wouldn’t want to come out to the farm in the summer when there is so much purple in the fields?

The folks at the Prairie Center are amazingly friendly and helpful, and we’re grateful they include us in their product line. Enjoy!

Store Address:
408 S. Main Street
Coupleville, WA 98239
Phone: (360) 678-5611

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Navy Exchange

For all you folks who are connected to the Navy, many of the exchanges carry some of our products. It all started with the Whidbey Island NEX (Navy Exchange) and soon a bunch of others, mostly in the Puget Sound area, picked up our products as well. We feel lucky to be there and hope that you find their locations and selection of our products useful.


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Scotty’s Local Farm to Market

This brand new store just started carrying a few of our food products.

ScottyYou’ve gotta go into this place, it’s really cute, it’s got good food, and the folks are super nice.
Location:
Corner of HWY 525 and Scott Road, Freeland, WA 98249

Hours

Tue – Fri: 12:00 pm 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am 6:00 pm

Scotty’s is a local market pleased to offer wonderful high quality and local grocery items. Scotty’s is owned by Scott and Laura Stevens, long time Whidbey Island residents. They specialize in locally grown beef, pork, lamb, and chicken, produce from our wonderful farmers, artisan cheeses and breads, old fashioned glass bottled milk and dairy, rustic pies, fresh pastas and sauces and much more. They scrutinize all products that come through our doors and wish to provide the very best our local producers have to offer, as well as some fine imported items such as Italian olive oils and vinegars.

Phone: 1 360.331.1636

Website: http://scottyslocalfarmtomarket.com/


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A Day Off with Whidbey’s Wineries

Today started with two groups of classic cars coming to our farm! These people have an incredible collection of beautiful old cars and they get together to tour various places. This weekend they were on Whidbey Island, and the rally organizers decided to visit our farm. We had a lot of fun taking them around the farm. I guided the first group, and then Mare took over so I could have an afternoon off!

Classic cars at Lavender Wind Farm

Yahoo! My friend, Carol Bingman, organized a group winery tour for eight of us. We toured four locations and discovered more of Whidbey Island’s treasures. As a destination farm it isn’t often that I get off to have a look at some of the other farms and wineries operated by my friends and neighbors.

Watching Morris Dancers at Bayview Corner

First we went to Greenbank Cellars, founded by Frank and Betty Rayle. Sadly, Frank died last October, but the winery is in good hands with Betty as owner and David Moore, winemaker. I was greeted by a rowdy crowd in the tasting room, with bells on their ankles. Turns out the Mossyback Morris Men 30th Anniversary Tour was happening this weekend and we bumped into various teams throughout the afternoon. As an anglophile and past contra dancer, I was completely delighted!

 At Greenbank Cellars they not only have a beautiful winery with some great wines, they also have a collection of player pianos and wurlitzers. Amazing! They also built a cute out building that is an example of creating a unique place based on what is happening right there. The walls are of concrete and wine bottles!  The bottles go right through and create points of light inside the building. Outside it is beautifully tidy and the woodwork is carefully done. Really a piece of architectural art.

Holmes Harbor Cellars winery is brand new (in winery terms that means they’ve been here for about 4 years. Already they’ve stacked up some awards for their wines. The building is a Tuscan Style building which is a lot of fun to see when you drive up their driveway. We tasted the 2010 San Francisco International Wine Competition silver medal winner Cabernet Savignon. I loved it, and I bought some.

Holmes Harbor Cellars home
Theresa Martinez was there and we did some shop talk about signage on Whidbey. I hope they get some good signs on the highway, it will help the rest of you find their place. It’s a delight.
 
Bayview Corner has a wine tasting shop in which three wineries (Bloom’s Winery, Swede Hill Cellars, and Spoiled Dog Wines) have collaborated to show off their wines in a more high-traffic area. I was delighted to run into Karen Krug, owner of Spoiled Dog Wines, who was working that day. She is the force behind the Whidbey Farm Tour. She is on the board of Whidbey Conservation District and it was her organizational skills and sheer determination that got the farm tour going 5 years ago. Thank you, Karen! Meanwhile, the three wineries there have some nice wines – added to my day’s collection.
 
Whidbey Island Winery
Then on to Lavender Wind Farm’s old friends Greg and Elizabeth Osenbach’s Whidbey Island Winery. Their wine tasting and gift shop is a popular destination for visitors and locals alike. We had their wine at our festival in 2008 and 2009 (or even longer, if I remember accurately). This year all the winemakers who grow grapes on Whidbey are worried. It’s been a summer that hardly happened and the grape harvest has either failed or is so late it might fail. Not a good omen for wine drinking with local grapes in the next couple of years. Luckily, most of the wineries here augment their local grapes with those grown on the east side of the state. Let’s hope their harvest is ok!
Lavender Wind Product at Whidbey Island Winery
I couldn’t resist taking a picture of our products on their shelves…. Don’t they look beautiful?  The Morris Dancing folks were here when we arrived, and they danced on the green grass outside of the shop.
Shoppers at Whidbey Island Winery
People shopped inside, too. The picture is a little blurry. Is that because there were so many people jostling around or was it because I’d spent the afternoon tasting wines… we’ll never know.
Wines I came home with from Whidbey Island Wineries
This is my stash that I came home with. I put them away for special friends!

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