Lum Farm LLC is located on the historic Coffelt Farm Preserve and incorporates neighboring pastures. We work together with the county and landowners to improve pastures and forestland through sustainable grazing practices. We raise a diverse assortment of Dexter cattle, pastured lamb, goat, pork and poultry, all harvested on site and USDA certified. In the farm stand you’ll find meat, dairy and eggs, seasonal fruits, vegetables, sheepskins, goatskins, wool products and more. Our farm fresh food is featured at island restaurants and is available in specialty markets. Our animals and produce are grown with care and are fresh, happy, healthy and island grown.
Lum Farm is a family farm, with two daughters who help on the farm as much as they are able. We share the responsibilities of managing the business, animal management and marketing. Eric is the mechanic, manages the fields and compost and does the heavy lifting. He is on the Islands Grown Farmers Cooperative board and helps coordinate the slaughter days for the mobile slaughter unit. Eric can be seen on his tractor all around the island baling hay in the summer months, and enjoys working the land, growing crops such as garlic, onions and various other vegetables and grains. Amy manages sales, business promotion and animal health care. She has a background in animal health, does the shearing of the sheep and processes and sells the wool. They do community outreach and are farm consultants and mentors for new farmers on the island. Amy is the 4-H Leaders Council president and teaches camps and programs for children through 4h and the local schools. Amy is also an artist with a needle felting business that she runs with two partners, called Bossy’s Feltworks. You can find their work at www.bossysfeltworks.etsy.com.
We are delighted to find ourselves farming on the historic Coffelt Farm Preserve. We enjoy working with the San Juan County Land Bank, who owns the farm, and our local community members to take care of this beautiful farmland in the heart of Orcas Island. Our Local paper, the Islands Sounder, wrote this piece on our partnership (LINK).
We always welcome visitors to the farm, and hope you will stop by sometime to say hello and check out what’s available in the farmstand.