Pacific Rim Institute

Pacific Rim Institute
Contact:
Robert Pelant or Mosa Neis
Address:
180 Parker Road
Coupeville, 98239 WA
Phone Number:
360-678-5586
Hours of Operation:
Farm & Nursery: Monday-Friday 8 AM - 4 PM, year-round. Walking trails open every day, year-round.
Types of payment accepted:
Cash
Check
Where to Buy:
  • Fairs, Festivals and Special Events,
  • Farm Store/Farmstand,
  • Online

Description:

Seasonal sales of native plants, honey and eggs. Call and book purchase of native plants in advance. Year-round volunteer opportunities. Find us on Facebook.

The Pacific Rim Institute is a private, non-profit organization working to equip people and communities to live sustainably and care for creation. We are restoring our degraded 175 acres (former WA State Pheasant Farm) back to native prairie, savanna and forest. There are year-round volunteer opportunities and seasonal internships. We produce and disperse over 25 species of native plants and partake in restoration work throughout the Puget Sound region. We have formal (college level) and informal trainings, lectures and workshops throughout the year. You can subscribe to our monthly newsletter by emailing us at info@pacificriminstitute.org

The honey produced on our site is a result of research conducted by Washington State University in queen bee rearing. The hives are located near our remnant prairie where there are over 70 species of native plants. Honey is for sale year-round on site.

We have limited fruit production in the late summer and early fall. When available fresh fruit will be for sale on site.

We produce a limited amount of chicken and duck eggs and these are for sale seasonally on site. Stay tuned for possible pork production.

Our volunteer woodworker creates furniture, frames, boxes, artwork and more from old-growth fir and cedar left over by the WA State Pheasant Farm. Much of the wood has been weathered on the prairie for 70 years and is stunning. Come and see some of the creations and you can commission pieces to be made and even help select the old boards and posts from which they will be made.

We have guided tours of our 175 acre site including the open prairie, Garry oak savanna and Douglas fir forests that include some old-growth trees. We are restoring a c1911 barn to keep part of that history alive for walkers and others who wish to use our site or facilities. Call to set up a 1 - 1 1/2 hour tour for any sized group.

We rent our facilities (converted nesting shed, granary, shop and brooder houses) to various groups for everything from labor negotiations and club meetings to private birthday parties.

Check our website for unique and annual events including Prairie Days (tours and fun family activities) on 28/29 April and 12/13 May, Whidbey Raptor Day on 16 September 2017, and Whidbey Island Cider Festival on 30 September 2017.

Products Offered

Dairy & Eggs

Eggs

Farm Products & Activities

Beeswax Products
Corn Stalks
Dried Lavender
Farm Stays
Handcrafted Baskets
Handcrafted Candles
Herbal Salves & Creams
Honey
Picnic Area
Special Events
Tours
Weddings
Yarn & Fiber Crafts

Forest Products

Firewood
Wild Native Plants
Wood Chips

Fruits & Nuts

Apples
Loganberries

Herbs & Botanicals

Calendula
Lavender
Rosemary
Yarrow

Native Plants, Nursery Stock, Flowers & Ornamentals

Annuals
Berry Plants
Bulbs & Tubers
Flowering Plants, Fall
Flowering Plants, Spring
Flowering Plants, Summer
Fruit Trees
Lavender Plants
Lilies
Native Deciduous Shrubs
Native Deciduous Trees
Native Evergreen Shrubs
Native Evergreen Trees
Native Ferns
Native Grasses, Sedges & Rushes
Native Herbs
Native Plants
Nursery Stock
Perennials
Seeds, Flower
Seeds, Herb
Starts, Flower
Wreaths & Swags

Product availability may vary due to weather and other conditions - contact farmers/producers to verify.

Go to Crop & Farm Locator.
Go to Harvest Schedule.