Attached to wine shop is the Main Barn, a large and light-filled space that once housed the farm's dairy cows barn but now serves as a gathering space. The barn has hosted a variety of events: craft fairs, weddings, photography and art shows, public meetings, private receptions, dance lessons, choral performances, gardening lectures, and even a Tibetan sacred sand mandala creation by visiting monks.
On a smaller scale, the Jim Davis House also serves as a gathering site for classes, workshops, and community meetings. Formerly the Farm Manager's residence, this historic home offers a full kitchen, bathroom, and 30-foot Front Room opening onto a 30-foot Front Porch facing wetlands, Saratoga Passage, and the Cascade Mountain Range. The serene natural setting offers a unique retreat for your group.
The Whidbey Island Greenbank Farm comprises 522 acres of fields, forest and wetlands preserved for the enjoyment of all. Festivals, barbecues, weddings, walks through the fields and forests, wetland bird watching, picnics on the lawns around the pond, antique auto shows and athletic events are just some of the ways this land has served the public. Picnic lawns around the Farm Reflecting Pond.
Wine Shop and Cafe Hours:
OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK ALL YEAR
|1904||Establish by Calvin Phillips as a dairy farm.|
|1943||The first loganberries were planted and eventually the farm became the largest loganberry farm in the U.S.A.|
|1995||The farm was put up for sale by Chateau Ste. Michelle winery.|
|1997||The farm was purchased by Island County, Nature Conservancy and the Port of Coupeville. The Port of Coupeville owns 151 acres that include all the barns and buildings, and contracts with the Greenbank Farm Management Group to manage the farm.|
|2002||Major renovation of the farm buildings begun including the demolition of Barn #3 and replacement with a new barn, was completed in 2005.|
|2004||The replacement of the potable water system including new reservoir tank and pump house begun, was completed in 2005.|
- 2011 Annual Report of the Greenbank Farm Management Group.
- 2009 Annual Report of the Greenbank Farm Management Group.
- 2008 Annual Report of the Greenbank Farm Management Group.
- 2007 Annual Report of the Greenbank Farm Management Group.
Greenbank Farm Wetland and Biological Control Monitoring Status Report has been released for the growing season of 2012. A copy of the text and Appendix A (not B or C) can be found here (450 kbyte).
Master Site Plan
Two special meetings were held for the purpose of providing briefings to the public on the Master Site Plan for the Greenbank Farm. The set of slides used in the briefings can be seen by clicking here. The Master Site Plan was adopted by the Port of Coupeville Board on August 12 2009 and can be obtained by clicking Below (4.7 Mbytes).
The Greenbank Farm Management Transition Executive Planning Group - Executive Report January 2, 2013 can be seen by clicking here (1 Mbyte).
Community Supported Agriculture Project
In 2008, the Port provided 8.9 acres of cleared, organically certified previously cultivated land to the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Project. The CSA is an initiative of the Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC) and trains individuals in best farming practices. The CSA currently farms five acres, using an irrigation system provided by the Port. Harvested vegetables are distributed weekly to subscribers who pay $500 per year for these products. The Port purchased a subscription and its harvests are delivered to the Food Bank in Coupeville.
Master Gardeners are active at Greenbank farm in several places, particularly on the south side of the pond where they have cultivated an area garden. For more information go to their website at: http://www.island.wsu.edu/mastergardener/GBF/
Enquiries concerning the Greenbank Farm should be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional information can be found at the website at http://www.greenbankfarm.com/
General Number: (360) 678-7700
Manager: (360) 678-7171 Wine Shop: (360) 678-7700