"When Susan and Harley Soltes bought Bow Hill Blueberry Farm in 2011, it came with a huge berry processing shed and walk in cooler. It was more space than they could use, so they started looking for a way to share it. Their farm now serves as a central distribution point for farmers, chefs and co-ops in Skagit, Whatcom, and San Juan Counties through the Puget Sound Food Hub."
It was the perfect impromptu picnic as my wife and I sat, bundled in winter coats, looking out over a log-strewn beach at Larrabee State Park, just south of Bellingham. We ate fresh goat cheese from a farm down the road, slathered atop sour-cherry lemon bread from Breadfarm bakery in Edison.
May I just say, ahem: “Yum.”
When Susan and Harley Soltes bought their house in Bow, WA in the middle of 6 acres of antique blueberry bushes, they figured they would live there and lease the bushes to someone who would farm them organically.