San Juan Islands Fall Farm Festival

Highlights of the San Juan Islands fall Farm Festival include: a fall farm parade, educational walks to learn about permaculture, gin tasting at the San Juan Island distillery, cheesemaking demonstrations, potlucks, old-time country dancing, cooking classes, farm and studio tours, spinning and weaving demonstrations, yarn making, oyster shucking, hog butcher demonstration, and much more.

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San Juan Distillery is a small artisan business on San Juan Island, Washington. We also own Westcott Bay Cider, an established and prize-winning cider works. We have a craft distillery license to make gins and apple brandy from our cider.

Events take place on Lopez Island, orcas Island, and San Juan Island in late September, October, and perhaps early November. Check the official website for the full schedule of events, dinners, and specials.

Other events typically held in the fall include Artstock, and Savor the San Juans.. A Medley of Food, Art and Culture. Another annual food and farming event is the Islands Farm and Feast which is usually held in the spring.

Peggy Bill a coordinator of the event said "Support of our local farms through agritourism is a priority for the Agricultural Resources Committee, and we will continue to build this annual tradition, helping to educate locals and visitors about our unique island farms"... and went on to say "We also hope to expand the events to include farm-related art shows and studio tours, biking tours to farms, more classes, etc. There are endless possibilities. Bring your family and friends to support and learn about our local farms."

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Jones Family Farms (JFF), located on Lopez Island, WA, is a diverse family-run business specializing in quality natural meats and seafoods. All our products are produced, harvested, packaged and transported in the most environmentally and quality conscious way possible.
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S&S Homestead Farm is a small family farm on Lopez Island, Washington where we raise our own food, and food for others, in accordance with biodynamic processes. Our farm is a place where plants and animals and people sustain each other. The farm’s closed system maintains a healthy environment and uses minimal resources from outside the farm.
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Unique among small Washington wineries, Westcott Bay Orchards produces and bottles crisp, refreshing ciders with a complexity and finish provided by using traditional cider apples grown in our San Juan Island orchard. These are vintage apples with wonderful names like Kingston Black, Yarlington Mill, Dabinett and Sweet Coppin.