Blanchard Mountain Farm
Contact: Walter Brodie and Linda Versage
Address: 15404 Estes Road Bow, WA, 98232
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, cucumbers and squashes. We are especially passionate about growing eggplant! In addition, we experiment with growing a few specialty crops each year such as unique herbs, native berries and flowers.
We grow fresh high quality produce in partnership with nature. We are certified organic by the Washington State Department of Agriculture. 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 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 winter bird watchers. With backgrounds in K-12 education (wellness, school gardens, field science/environmental education) we are happy to partner with schools, businesses and other groups to receive student field trips to the farm or to do outreach in schools.