Nettles Farm on Lummi Island

Nettles Farm is a small family-owned farm on Lummi Island. It was established in 1992 on land cleared by owner Riley Starks, who still lives there and operates a small B&B. As well as managing the farm, Riley is a partner in Lummi Island Wild, a venture that sells Reefnet caught salmon and other Salish Sea products. He is also the Executive Director of, a 501c(3) non-profit that seeks to elevate sustainable fisheries in the Salish Sea. Culinary farmstays can be enhanced by ordering special local ingredients in advance.

A summary of the big changes that have taken place in the past few years can be found in the March, 2013 issue of Outside Magazine.

Poulet Bleu and Sulmtaler chickens in a tractor

We're proud of our unique approach over the past nearly 3 decades of offering farm to table foods to the Bellingham Farmer's Market (1993-1999), the Lummi Island Farmer's Market (1995-2005), The Willows Inn and the Taproot Cafe (2001-2013). We are committed to providing excellent, flavorful, fresh foods for enjoyable healthful eating.

We grow our food organically and were certified organic for 10 years, and even though we are no longer certified organic, our farming methods have stayed the same. Our commitment is always to high quality, healthy, fresh food with real flavor. We offer an alternative to the poor quality produced by our factory-based agriculture system.

We hope you will come by for a visit, call or drop us an email