Know-before-you-go Tips for Visiting a Christmas Tree Farm

A visit to a Christmas Tree farm is one of our family’s most treasured holiday traditions. Rain or shine, we’re there the weekend after Thanksgiving picking out our tree. The chilly air, filled with the smell of fresh pine and the sound of happy children running from tree to tree saying “Ooooh! What about this tree?”...

Immersion Vacations- Learning to Farm as a Family

Vacations are a terrific time to introduce the family to new concepts, skills, and experiences outside the usual comfort zone. This year, consider an immersion vacation on a family farm to teach your children about their food, the environment, sustainability, cooperation, and the joys of working together for a common goal. At the Beneficial Farm...
Washington Farms with Kids Photo by: Carrie Yu

A Farm for All Seasons in Washington State

Sunset on a recent Saturday night found me sitting out on a farmhouse porch, book in hand, breathing fresh (if slightly animal-scented) air, and gazing out at the trees, fields, and hills stretching out in front of me. It had been another wonderful day spent at Hoehn Bend Farm in Sedro-Woolley, Washington.