Summer Dreaming at Linnaea Farm

Imagine a tranquil setting, close to nature with spectacular scenery. The air is clean and filled with birdsong and the water tastes sweet. You’ve brought your family to a lakeside working organic farm with luscious vegetable beds, cows and sheep in the fields, and intriguing forest paths for exploration. The kids are keen to swim and canoe on the pristine lake.

Enjoy an enriching family vacation this summer on gorgeous Cortes Island with Linnaea Farm’s Family Farm Camp—Farm, Field and Ocean—July 22 – 29. See where food comes from and get up close and personal with a working farm. Your entire family will go home with memories to last a lifetime. More info and bookings at

More and more people, both urban and rural dwellers, are turning to gardening to produce their own food for unparalleled taste and food sustainability. Getting one’s hands in the soil and becoming a producer is so satisfying! A very special opportunity awaits you with Linnaea Farm’s Market Gardening program, July 8 – 15 or August 12 – 19. Get practical hands-on experience in designing, cultivating and encouraging your own garden dream, whether it’s with containers on your apartment balcony or a full on commercial enterprise. You’ll return home with inspiration and skills to kick your gardening project into high gear. Details on our websiteWe’ll also be featuring a cheese making program detailed here.

You’re also welcome to stay at Linnaea Farm and have your own self-guided adventure. Swimming, canoeing, forest trails, amazing hikes and the workings of a 300+ acre organic mixed farm await you. You’re also just minutes away from ocean beaches for fascinating beach combing and intertidal zone discovery. Oh, and did we mention wildlife? Black tailed deer roam freely, wolves howl, squirrels and racoons are in abundance, and Cortes Island is home to more than 70 bird species from rare gulls to bald eagles and great blue herons.

Our cozy and affordable farmhouse next to Gunflint Lake has everything you need. Comfy rooms, a fully equipped kitchen and all sorts of books about local flora and fauna, as well as permaculture and sustainable agriculture. Find out more here.

Whether you come this summer to Linnaea Farm for a program or unstructured visit, we look forward to welcoming you! Get in touch with Executive Director Tamara McPhail for all bookings and inquiries:, 250.935.6747.

For more information on Linnaea Farm visit their Storehouse page.

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