Alluvial Farms raises pastured pork and small grains on 45 acres of gravelly loam and silt loam soils at the base of Sumas Mountain, just east of Bellingham. Pigs are rotated on ten acres of cropped paddocks and a twenty acre small grains field. In 2019 we will raise 100 hogs with a target of 200 animals harvested per year within a few years. Twelve acres of the site is set aside for 2019 - 2020 stream-side forest planting in partnership with Whatcom Conservation District and Whatcom Land Trust. By fall of 2019 we plan to begin wholesale sales of pork through the Puget Sound Food Hub. We are also interested in partnering with local restaurants who are interested in custom whole hog processing for snout to tail menu planning.
We purchased the 45 acre farm property where we currently farm in February of 2018. We farm organically and will certify the pastures and grain field through WSDA in the summer of 2019. All components of our animal care and production are certifiable organic - with the exception that we historically have purchased feeder pigs from other farms in the region whose practices meet our standards. In 2019 we began our own breeding program and hope to be able to certify all our pork as Organic by summer of 2020.