Farmer Lori Ann

Local Food from Local Farms

We’re on the edge of America, on an island where the pace of life is slower

"I became a farmer here in the San Juans a long time ago because of the community and just the raw beauty," says Lori Ann. "And I definitely think the slower pace here adds to the quality of the food."


The San Juan Islands have been farmed since the mid-1800s and farmers here are proud to continue that natural, organic tradition.

San Juan Islands Farmers Market, Photography by Robert Harrison

The San Juan Islands are definitely a gourmet archipelago. "We’ve developed incredible relationships with chefs who really like to artfully prepare nutritious, beautiful food," says Lori Ann. "The farmers markets here in the islands are exciting, beautiful, fun abundant. And you can find almost anything."


Fruit and Cheese Plate At Pelindaba Lavender Farm, Photography by Robert Harrison

Lori Ann calls the food in the islands "first source." Island Grown food is raised sustainably by farmers who care about the environment and the community here. The San Juans are definitely a destination for people who love good, fresh food.

Lori Ann has been a farmer in the San Juan Islands for years. "There's no place else I’d want to do it," she says.

Lori Ann David Aurora Farm, Photography by Kevin D'Haeze
San Juan Islands Farm Tour, Photography by Barbara Marrett

Visit the Gourmet Archipelago

Farm tours, wine dinners, film festivals and a beer festival are all on the menu this fall in the San Juan Islands.