Friends of the Farms

Friends of the Farms is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation founded in 2001 with the mission to preserve and enhance local agriculture, increase farmland, and support the farming community. We create an environment where local agriculture can flourish by managing 60 acres of publicly-owned farmland, providing affordable housing for farm interns, connecting farmers with landowners, and advocating the community-wide social and economic value of local farms and food. We envision a robust agricultural scene, with a minimum of 180 acres on Bainbridge Island permanently protected for agriculture, an ever-increasing base for locally grown food, and opportunities that attract and retain future generations of farmers.