Summer 2015

Certified Organic Blueberries
Washington State Department of Agriculture
Certified Organic Producer # 1506

Dear friends,

Happy summer everyone! Wow, if you moved to Western Washington for cooler, showery springs and summers this is not your year. However, the blueberries love our warm weather and the crop is promising to be very large this season.

We have a new affiliation this year to broaden our commitment to clean, natural, organic and environmentally friendly farming practices. We have partnered with the Snohomish Health District to provide a "Clean Air Zone" at our farm, which means we are a no smoking (and no vaping) clean air farm. Since secondhand smoke, even outside, is a health hazard and we want you all to stay very, very healthy, we are pleased that Snohomish County is leading this initiative and hope that you will join in.

As in years past we will be bringing our fresh fruit and canned products to our farmers market locations starting in late June - a couple of weeks ahead of schedule. However, we have changed our locations this year: deciding that we needed more time to farm during the week and thus limiting ourselves to markets on the weekends. These will continue to include the Ballard Farmers Market and Lake Forest Park Farmers Market on Sunday, and the Magnolia Farmers Market on Saturday. We are excited to be adding the Edmonds Farmers Market on Saturday. All of these markets are open from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM and we look forward to seeing you there.

As always the farm will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. For those new to us we ask that you respect these hours since our staff works very long days and needs time in the early evening to finish up for the day and then get a little rest before sunrise! Please be sure to look at the weather for Darrington or our Facebook page before coming for u-pick, remembering that we will not open for u-pick if the fruit is wet (it is raining or has recently stopped raining). This protects you and our fruit since the skin on wet fruit splits easily. Much better to pick when it is dry!

Valerie and Tom Wall