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Supporting Local Farms.

Advocating for Local Food.

Cultivating Community.

Friends Of The Farms promotes an environment on Bainbridge Island where local agriculture can flourish by managing 60 acres of publicly owned farmland, providing affordable housing for farm interns, connecting farmers with landowners for affordable farmland, and advocating the community-wide social and economic value of local farms and food.
Farmer on Bainbrige Island photo


Edible Garden Tour -
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Whether you've never touched a spade before or have been gardening for years, Friends of the Farms and Bainbridge Prepares invite you to meet four inspiring food gardeners in their own gardens. Learn how to grow more of your own food while enjoying interesting, beautiful, productive spaces. We'll meet at Bethany Lutheran Church parking lot to travel together by bus for this relaxing and inspiring tour.

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  • Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019
  • Time: 8:45 to 1:30pm
  • Meeting location: Bethan Lutheran Church parking lot. 7968 Finch Rd NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Tani Creek with Baby Goat photo


Bainbridge Food Forest: Creating, Growing, Together!

We are in the conceptual stages for a remarkable, edibly diverse and sustainable park; a food forest! Volunteers, experts and visionarys are moving forward to make this a reality. This is a joint venture between Friends of the Farms and Bainbridge Prepares. Building resilience in our community by leveraging regenerative farming practices to improve soils, protect watersheds and build habitats for native species.
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farmer feeding pigs photo


Volunteer Work Party!

  • When - Saturday, July 27
  • Where - Suyematsu Farm, Day Road
  • Parking at the Suyematsu Farm Stand on Day Road.
  • With the help of Kitsap Conservation and the City of Bainbridge Island, work to restore the headwaters of Manzanita Creek has been underway since 2016. Invasives have been pulled and many natives planted. But we need your help! It's time for a delicate hand weeding around young natives, and of course many hands make light work!

  • You can reach out to with any questions.
There will be tasks for all ages!
QR Code to our  new Food Map!

QR code to our new Food Map!