The San Juan Island Archipelago is home to many farms. Within the last few decades, agriculture in San Juan County has been on the rebound. SJC farmers specialize in crops such as grass-fed meats, berries, tree fruits, and year round production of vegetables for market, as well as fiber, lavender, and herbs. They create value-added products such as jams, jellies, and sauces. More recently, higher value products include artisan cheeses and an apple distillery for production of Calvados. Increased construction of greenhouses and hoop houses have allowed year-round production of crops that would typically die in the cold winter weather, and also help production of heat-loving crops such as tomatoes, melons, and some herbs.
The following organizations, businesses, farmers/produces and community supporters have joined Island Grown in support of growing and strengthening our local food system.