Foodie Fun in Ferndale Bike Tour - July 19

      Ferndale, WA, USA

      BN
      Bike Northwest
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      Duration: 1 day
      Group size: 8 - 20
      Foodie Fun in Ferndale Bike Tour - July 19
      Ferndale, WA, USA

      Bike Northwest
      • Email address verified

      Duration: 1 day
      Group size: 8 - 20

      About this trip

      Join us as we ride through Sustainable Connection’s Farm to Table Trail in Ferndale and experience the local farm-fresh food scene by bike! Enjoy artisan cheese and sun-ripened blueberry samples as you get to know the farmers + market staff that supply Ferndale's food economy. Tour is 3.5 hours long, starting at 12:30pm and ending at 4pm. Bring your own bike, or ask us for bike rental shop recommendations. 

      What’s included

      • Farm Visits
        Appel Farms, Oak Meadow Farms, Boxx Berry Farm, and Twin Sisters Creamery
      • 1-2 facilitators
        Your guides will manage logistics, foster connections within the group, and share relevant information with the group
      • Snacks and water
        You will be hydrated and thoroughly snacked
      • Tastings
        Enjoy fresh berries and cheese samples at the various stops along our route

      What’s not included

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

      Available Packages

      Foodie Fun in Ferndale Bike Tour
      $80
      Deposit: $20

      Available options

      Shuttle for Short Ride Option
      $25

      If riding 9.3 miles is sounding better to you than riding 18.6 miles, our shuttle option is for you. This service will allow you to securely leave your bikes at Twin Sisters Creamery (the last farm stop on our route) and hitch a ride to your parked car at Appel Farms. After retrieving your vehicle, you'll drive (10 minutes) back to pick up your bikes at Twin Sisters Creamery.

      Itinerary

      Foodie Fun in Ferndale
      Ride Itinerary

      Farms we'll visit: 

      o Appel farms: Family-owned cheese shop and dairy offering a varied selection of handcrafted cheese, including gouda, feta, and farmstead Swiss. 

      o Oak meadow Farms: Pasture-based, regenerative livestock farm selling beef, pork, chicken, and eggs.

      o Boxx Berry Farm: Farm store featuring fresh vegetables, berries, and flowers with u-pick berries and flowers.

      o Twin Sisters Creamery: Family-owned and run creamery and blue cheese manufacturing facility with a total of 70 different cheese varietals 


      Tour details & logistics: 

      o Tour begins and ends at Appel Farms Cheese Market in Ferndale. Plenty of parking will be available. 

      o Each farm stop will be about 25 minutes. Farmers/market staff will share their story, provide a behind-the-scenes tour of their operation and offer a tasting of their product or a gift certificate. 

      o Tour is 9.3 miles one-way, or 18.6 miles round-trip. 

      o Option to finish ride at 9.3 miles and shuttle back to car at Appel Farms for an additional fee of $25. Participants who select this option will leave bikes at Twin Sister's Creamery in a secure location, and return to pick them up with their cars.

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

      o Babies and toddlers in bikeseats can ride along for free


      Focus of tour:

      o Meet & greet with local food producers

      o Compare methodologies between two local cheese-makers

      o Witness regenerative livestock practices 

      o Learn about Whatcom County’s prolific berry production 

      o Experience Ferndale’s scenic byways 

      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.