FOR THE 2017 GROWING SEASON,
FIRST LIGHT FARM WILL NOT BE OFFERING ITS WEEKLY U-PICK. THIS IS DUE TO THE FACT THAT WE HAVE MOVED OUR FARM TO A NEW LOCATION AND WE ARE NEEDING TO TAKE CARE OF OUR SOIL, BEFORE GROWING FOR THE PUBLIC.
WE WILL, HOWEVER, CONTINUE TO OFFER OUR ON-SITE CLASSES (BOTH FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN), WORK WITH SPECIFIC GROUPS (LIKE THE BOY SCOUTS, ETC.) , AS WELL AS HAVE SPECIFIC DAYS FOR U-PICKING CERTAIN VEGETABLES LIKE TOMATOES, WINTER SQUASH AND PUMPKINS. WE WILL POST THIS INFORMATION ON OUR BLOG AS WELL AS FACEBOOK.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT WITH ANY QUESTIONS: 206-719-8602 OR BY EMAIL: FIRSTLIGHTFARM@EARTHLINK.NET
FARMERS JANE AND DON REIS, CO-OWNERS
Welcome to First Light Farm & Learning Center, a small, eco-friendly, certified naturally grown 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 a membership farm with discounts on u-pick and educational programs, a u-pick farm open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, and a CSA that serves the Seattle neighborhoods of Greenwood and Phinney, where the owners live. Our goal is to provide people with different interests access to sustainably-grown produce, flowers and herbs.
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 email@example.com 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 – where our healthy soils support healthy families & healthy communities!
* Opening day depends on the soil’s readiness for spring planting.