Farms: San Juan Island’s Rural Roots

KRYSTAL ACRES ALPACA Farm

Visit these adorable creatures, who's hair is warmer than wool, softer than cashmere and comes in 22 natural colors. Krystal Acres has 80 acres of pasture and more than 70 alpacas. There is a public viewing point as well as a country store selling a selection of alpaca wool products.

3501 West Valley Road, Friday Harbor, Washington • 360.378.6125

PELINDABA LAVENDER FARM

Rolling fields of "purpleness" in the heart of San Juan Island. Cut your own lavender in the cutting field, attend a workshop, visit the Lavender Festival in July or take a free guided tour in July & August. Browse over 200 handcrafted, certified organic, made on the premises lavender products and have a lavender lemonade at the Gatehouse Farm Store. Available for weddings and special events.

45 Hawthorne Lane, Friday Harbor, Washington • 866.819.1911

San Juan Island Distillery

Westcott Bay Cider & San Juan Island Distillery are producing hard ciders from the local orchard dating back to 1870, as well as micro batch apple brandy, Salal, Salish Juniper, Elderberry and Nettle Spy Hop Gin, Blackberry and Madrone flavored Brandy and Lavender & Wild Rose Liqueur. Open for tastings and tours (the hand-hammered Adolf Adrian still alone is worth a visit) on Saturdays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

12 Anderson Lane, Friday Harbor, Washington • 360.378.2606

San Juan Island Farmer's Market

Lovely open-air market offering locally grown produce, meats, seafood, cheeses, flowers, artisan breads and pastries, ready to eat food like pizza and paella, island made crafts, live music and chair massages. Saturdays from 10:00am-1:00pm, Winter hours may vary.

Friday Harbor Brickworks • 150 Nichols Street, Friday Harbor, Washington • 360.378.3601

San Juan Vineyard

Scenic destination vinery with a rustic tasting room and gift shop in a historic 1895 schoolhouse three miles North of Friday Harbor. Open for tastings every day in the Summer, on weekends in the Winter. Visit for the Summer Barrel Tasting in June or the Harvest Festival in September. Available for weddings and special events.

3136 Roche Harbor Road, Friday Harbor, Washington • 360.378.9463

Westcott Bay Shellfish Farm

Beautiful oyster, clam and mussel farm along the shores of pristine Westcott Bay. Buy shellfish by the pound or have a picnic by the sea and shuck your own oysters (shucking knifes & hot sauce provided). Open to visitors Memorial Day through Labor Day.

904 Westcott Drive, Friday Harbor, Washington • 360.378.2489