Lopez Island Farms & Food Tour
Look for historic farms on rolling hills, a vineyard and a shellfish farm on this self-guided bicycling or driving route
When you drive or bicycle the gently rolling hills of Lopez, you'll see some of the original farms, barns and orchards that cover this beautiful island. For over a century, Lopez farmers and ranchers have produced a range of island-made products, including fruits and vegetables, beef, pork and lamb, shellfish, wool, lotions, soaps and more. This self-guided tour focuses on Lopez Village, but you can also explore the backroads, where you may come across farm stands, you-pick berry farms, or see a farmer working a field with horse and plough. After a day cycling or driving, enjoy the bounty of Lopez at Village restaurants and cafés that feature local products, or pick out your own oysters and clams at Sweetwater Shellfish Farm for a beach barbecue. If you are on Lopez on a Saturday from mid-May through mid-September, don’t miss the Lopez Island Farmers’ Market, where you can talk to the farmers and choose fresh produce, breads, meats, preserves, handmade gifts, and more.
In Lopez Village, right next to the Community Center, take time to stroll the Lopez Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from mid-May through mid-September. Here, many of the island’s artists set up shop—offering hand blown and stained glass, fiber art, jewelry, pottery. Find an abundance of fresh island produce, fine artisan bread and baked goods, locally raised meat, eggs and more, direct from the island's bakers and farmers. It’s a fine place to have lunch and a chance to pick up some unique gifts. Don't miss this little gem of Lopez.
Visit the Lopez Island Vineyards Tasting Room in Lopez Village, where you can taste delicious island-grown wines made at their family run winery. Lopez Island Vineyards produces fine wines from estate, organically grown grapes and select vineyards in the Yakima Valley.
Established in 1977, Blossom Grocery is locally owned, controlled and committed to quality. This well-stocked shop is one of the most unique shops in the San Juan Islands. The quality of products are measured by their food miles, certified organic status, fair-trade status, producer ethics, affordability, simplicity, freshness and suitability for islanders' needs.
Midnight’s Farm is a diverse 100-acre farm, bustling with cattle, pigs, ducks, dogs and cats. The Field House farm stay offers the chance to relax into the land, eat real food and get your hands dirty on the farm. This sunny two bedroom house overlooking a pond is available to rent year-round. During your stay, you may wake to the scent of fresh wild-yeast-leavened bread baking from Barn Owl Bakery’s wood-fired bake house, take a yoga class at Down Dog Studio, or just sip coffee and visit the animals.