Nettles Farm on Lummi Island

Nettles Farm is a small family-owned farm on Lummi Island. It was established in 1992 on land cleared by owner Riley Starks, who still lives there and operates a small B&B. As well as managing the farm, Riley is a partner in Poulet Bleu, a venture that is working to bring the famous Blue Foot chicken to the USA. Breeding pairs of Sulmthaler chickens are also grown there. Culinary farmstays can be enhanced by ordering special local ingredients in advance.

A summary of the big changes that have taken place in the past few years can be found in the March, 2013 issue of Outside Magazine.

Black Giants and Plymouth Barred Rocks are some of Nettles Farm laying hens

We're proud of our unique approach over the past 12 years of offering farm to table foods to The Willows Inn and the Taproot Cafe. We are committed to providing excellent, flavorful, fresh foods for enjoyable healthful eating.

We grow our food organically and were certified organic for 10 years, and even though we are no longer certified organic, our farming methods have stayed the same. Our commitment is always to high quality, healthy, fresh food with real flavor. We offer an alternative to the poor quality produced by our factory-based agriculture system.

We hope you will come by for a visit, call or drop us an email