Address: 55931 State Route 20; Rockport
Miles off of I-5: 40
Managers: Jim Meyer
Farm type: Organic berry farm, pumpkin patch and roadside stand
Directions: From I-5, exit 230, go 40 miles east on Hwy. 20. Just past milepost 100 (3 mi. east of Rockport) watch for Cascadian Farm’s Roadside Stand.
Farm premises: 28 acre organic farm in North Cascades foothills, roadside stand with organic berries, homemade ice cream, more.
~FREE~ Festival activities:
- Hayride tour
- Pumpkin decorating
- Self-guided walking tours
- Scarecrow making – $
- U-pick pumpkin patch – $
Learn while touring these premises: Organic farming, live compost demonstration, blueberry pruning.
Food ($): Organic homemade ice cream, espresso, hot cider, soup, sandwiches, salads and more.
Retail ($): Organic pumpkins, jams, frozen berries and more.
Farm History: The farm has used organic methods since its founding in 1972. Much of the forest and riverbank around the farm is in the Upper Skagit Bald Eagle Natural Area, home to hundreds of eagles in winter. In 2006 managers Jim and Harlyn Meyer won the Washington Tilth ‘Farmer of the Year’ award.
AgFARMation: Cascadian Farms’ main crop is blueberries. The berry’s superior nutritional value and taste is enjoyed fresh in summer and frozen all year. In autumn, the bush’s leaves are one of the few in the Northwest to turn bright red.