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Blanchard Mountain Farm
Contact: Walter Brodie and Linda Versage
Address: 15404 Estes Road Bow, WA, 98232
Email Address: linda@blanchardmountainfarm.com
Phone: 360-399-1495
About Us
Blanchard Mountain Farm is owned and operated by the husband-wife team of Walter Brodie and Linda Versage. We are located in the beautiful Samish Flats of Skagit Valley. We grow diverse vegetable crops along with several herbs and edible flowers with an emphasis on the Italian Greens and produce that Linda grew up eating thanks to her Italian grandparents. A summer dinner from her youth might have included endive salad with tomatoes and fresh basil, braised peas with fava or escarole and white beans. Our farm grows a variety of chicories, lettuces, brassicas, root crops, nightshades, green beans and squashes. We also experiment with growing a few specialty crops each year such as native berries and flowers.
Practices
We grow fresh high quality produce using organic methods in partnership with nature. We are making application to WSDA for organic certification. As stewards of the farm’s ecosystem, we continuously improve its biodiversity by adding native hedgerows to attract pollinators and beneficial insects and use cover crops, rotations and compost to improve the soil. We farm intensively on a small amount of land to efficiently bring fresh food to the marketplace. We have a high tunnel to extend the growing season for as many months as possible. We feel that farming is as much about community as it is about growing food so we also offer farm experiences on our 20 acres through a farm stand, 1-bedroom guest house, classroom and occasional events and educational offerings. We welcome bird watchers to observe winter raptors. With backgrounds in K-12 education (wellness, school gardens, field science/environmental education) we are poised to partner with schools, businesses and other groups to receive student field trips to the farm in the near future.