Do you ever do this? Drive by a interesting looking place of business, because you have another destination in mind, and limited time. Thinking to yourself, I must remember to drop in there sometime. Well, last week we did finally drop by and visit Westham Island Farms, and am I ever glad that my BIL turned down that road. And next to fall harvest time, I don't think that we could have picked a better time to make a first visit.
Sunflowers lining the long narrow country road, hulking antique vehicles, and farm equipment ghostlike in the far distance, and patchwork fields of brilliantly blooming flowers greeting you as you step out.
Acres and acres of multi generational farm land, first farmed in 1916. Organic veggies, organic flowers, cats, bunnies, donkeys, cows, and flowers, flowers, flowers. Did I mention cats? Of course a farm must have cats.
Producing farm grown products from early spring to late fall, they host haunted houses, pumpkin patches, and school tours. In the summer they sell honey, fresh farm grown veggies, herbs, and a wide variety of fruit. I am looking forward to the squash harvest, and was told that they grow 7 different types of sweet potatoes, I am so in! Those are my favorites. A highlight of our tour was the working antique Orange Crush soda cooler, that I posted a photo of a few days ago. I have not seen one of those since our long ago family camping weekends, it brought back many good memories.
So if by chance you are out driving around Ladner, and just happen to be near Westham Island, drop by Westham Island Herb Farm, at 4690 Kirkland Road, in Delta. The farm owners are friendly, the cats love people, the produce is amazing, and the flowers are spectacular. A great day to go visit would be September 12th, "A Day At the Farm." Please google Westham Island Farms for more info, since my links still are not working.