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Supporting Local Farms.

Advocating for Local Food.

Cultivating Community.

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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.

Event

Bainbridge Island Farmer's Market Opening April 6th!

Saturday, April 6th 2019 is opening day, running thru December 14th. Hours are 9am to 1pm. Market Address: 280 Madison Ave N. Bainbridge Island, Washington 98110. For more information read more.

Event

Bainbridge Food Forest is almost HERE!!!

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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News

Vireo Farms Hydroponic Farming

February 1, 2019

Friends of the Farms has just signed a 21 year lease with Mark Taylor and Tracy Lang of Vireo Farms, allowing them to build a hydroponic farming facility on publicly owned farmland managed by the nonprofit on behalf of the City of Bainbridge Island. Mark and Tracy, residents of B.I. have a prototype in their home and are already selling fresh, local greens to several restaurants on the island.