Eat, Drink & Pick Berries in Everson Bike Tour - August 2 & Sept 14

      Everson, WA 98247, USA

      BN
      Bike Northwest
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      Duration: 1 day
      Group size: 1 - 20
      Eat, Drink & Pick Berries in Everson Bike Tour - August 2 & Sept 14
      Everson, WA 98247, USA

      Bike Northwest
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      Duration: 1 day
      Group size: 1 - 20

      About this trip

      Join Bike Northwest for a 15-mile pedal through Everson’s country roads, featuring five farm tours and a farm-to-table dinner. Sample blueberry varieties, taste artisanal spirits, learn about shiitake mushroom cultivation, and interact with the farmers who supply local grocery stores with fresh produce, berries and mushrooms. This route is part of Sustainable Connection’s Farm to Table Trails route in Everson. Tour is from 1-7pm. Bring your own bike, or ask us for bike rental shop recommendations. 

      What’s included

      • Farm Visits
        Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Spring Time Farm, Broad Leaf Farm, Breckenridge Blueberries & Qihe Mushrooms
      • 1-2 facilitators
        Your facilitators will manage logistics, foster connections, and share relevant information with the group
      • Farm to Table Dinner
        Dinner will showcase fresh produce and berries sourced from the farms visited along our route

      What’s not included

      • Bikes
        If you need recommendations for a bike rental, we can help!

      Available Packages

      Tour Price

      Price includes farm stops, farm-to-table dinner, and 1-2 facilitators. 

       

      $130
      Deposit: $20

      Itinerary

      Everson Bike Tour
      Tour Itinerary

      Stops along our way: 

      o Cloud Mountain Farm Center Community-oriented farm that focuses on creating a vibrant local food economy through offering farmer training, community-led workshops, and volunteer opportunities. 

      o Spring Time Farm: Family-owned and operated farm growing 14-acres of vegetables that supply regional grocery stores, restaurants and local food hubs.

      o Broad Leaf Farm: If you've purchased organic veggies from the Bellingham Food Co Op anytime in the past 15 years, you've probably tasted Dusty's delicious organic produce grown on Broad Leaf Farm.

      o Breckenridge Blueberries & Probably Shouldn't Distillery: Breckenridge Blueberries is a family-owned, certified organic blueberry farm nestled against the foothills of Sumas Mountain, with nearly 3,000 blueberry plants harvested entirely by hand. Probably Shouldn't Distillery is a small-batch artisan distillery with hand-crafted spirits located on the same property.

      o Qihe Mushrooms: 24-acre farm producing more than 30,000 pounds of mushrooms a week. Qihe Mushrooms supplies restaurants, farmers markets and grocery stores from British Columbia to Southern California with high-quality shitake mushrooms. 


      Tour Details and Logistics

      o Tour begins and ends at Cloud Mountain Farm Center - parking will be available. 

      o Trip Length: 6 hours, from 1pm-7pm. 

      o Mileage & Terrain: 15 miles across on rural roads with wide shoulders and relatively flat terrain (200 ft elevation gain)

      o Age Range: Tour is appropriate for teens and adults (teens under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

      o Group Size: 25 people per tour max

      o Babies and toddlers in bikeseats can ride along for free


      Focus of tour

      o Meet your local farmer and learn about innovation happening in the Whatcom County farming sector.

      o Hear inspiring stories of community-supported agriculture programs that bring fresh, locally-grown produce directly to your table, fostering a closer connection between consumers and their food sources.

      o Learn about Whatcom County's prolific berry production. 


      Your Organizer


      BN
      Bike Northwest
      Bike Northwest offers guided educational bicycle tours throughout Whatcom and Skagit County. Each tour is crafted in partnership with local organizations and experts to educate community members about the food systems, natural resources, and ecosystems that make up our bioregion.