Welcome to First Light Farm & Learning Center, a small, eco-friendly farm in Carnation, Washington established in 2011 by Jane and Don Reis. Voted as the “Rural Business of King County” in 2016, First Light Farm operates as membership farm (with discounts on u-pick and educational programs), a u-pick (open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays) in order to provide people with different interests access to sustainably-grown produce, flowers and herbs, an a CSA that serves the Seattle neighborhoods of Greenwood and Phinney (where the owners live).
For members ($35.00/year), First Light Farm provides a “Mini Farm” program so individuals and families can grow their own food and have the learning experience of farming on a “mini” scale. Members also receive discounts on classes offered at the farm as well as bulk purchases on selected u-pick items such as cucumbers, tomatoes, cabbage, etc.
For u-pick customers (non-members), First Light Farm’s fields and farm stand are open Saturdays -Sundays, 10:30-6:00 pm, June* through October (in October, we close at 5:00 pm due to available light) when families and individuals can wander the fields and enjoy harvesting their own sustainably-grown vegetables, herbs and flowers at below retail level prices.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on membership and harvest dates, like our Facebook page (facebook.com/firstlightfarm1), view images on Instagram (First Light Farm_Carnation), or text 206-719-8602 (Farmer Jane) to find out what’s ready for harvest!
Besides growing healthy vegetables, herbs and flowers, First Light Farm also provides an agricultural space of peacefulness away from the stresses of urban life, a sanctuary for people as well as the wildlife that live within the ecosystem, and an outdoor classroom where visitors and members can learn about farming, food preparation, and experience the beauty and bio-diversity of the natural ecosystem that First Light Farm is a part of.
We welcome you to First Light Farm – a place to be!
* Opening day depends on the soil’s readiness for spring planting.