Coffelt Farm educates students on farm life

  • Thu Aug 16th, 2018 1:30am
  • Life

Kaleidoscope summer day camp for elementary students visited Coffelt Farm twice this month. Students were delighted with a tour of the farm led by foreman Casey McKenzie.

Kids explored the barnyard, learning about mid-summer activities on a sustainable farm and met the animals. They even practiced how to call in sheep from the pasture.

Coffelt Farm Stewards is dedicated to preserving rural life.

“Bringing in the next generation to meet the chickens, cows, sheep, and pigs and explore acres of the bucolic outdoors is a key part of the mission of the Farm Stewards,” say staff members.

The stewards operate a 185-acre working farm in Crow Valley that produces island-grown fruit and vegetables, grass-fed raw milk, pastured eggs and pork, grass-fed lamb and beef, sheepskins and wool products. The mission of Coffelt Farm Stewards is to demonstrate sustainable, small-scale agricultural practices, promote environmental stewardship and provide opportunities for education and research, while honoring Orcas Island’s rural heritage.

Stop by 1071 Crow Valley Road to check out the latest island grown food selection. The farm stand is open Tuesday – Saturday, from 1 to 5 p.m. Raw milk, pastured eggs and garden produce are available self-serve at the stand from dawn ’til dusk. For more information, email stewards@coffeltfarm.org or call (360) 376-3410.