When thinking of Poulsbo one thinks of the charming waterfront, historic downtown and water activities on Liberty Bay. But most don’t think about farming. Recently we’ve seen a lot of growth in local farms that supply our community with fresh produce and flowers. One of these such farms is Petal & Pitchfork. They turned their passion for nature and farming into a community spot where locals and visitors alike can go to for a hands-on experience. Beginning July 10th the farm will open to the public for their u-pick season for flowers and produce. Be sure to check them out on social media or their website for more details!

Type of Business:
Flower and Produce Farm

How long have you been in business?
5 years

What was the inspiration to start this business? 
A life-long love of flowers, food, pollinators and a life lived in close relationship with nature and the soil.

What do you love most about doing business in Poulsbo?
We moved to Kitsap County 20 years ago and started our first business, Grounds for Change, in 2003 on Bainbridge Island. Shortly after, in 2004, we moved the business to Poulsbo. We cherish the business community here which is collaborative, innovative and truly one-of-a-kind. We love the fresh air, the salt water, the mountains and all of the meaningful connections we’ve built across the Kitsap community over the years.

What’s one thing visitors to your business might be surprised to know? 
Stacy grew up in rural Iowa, outside of Iowa City, where her dad made a living as a butcher and hunted deer, pheasant and rabbit for much of the family’s food. Her parents grew a half acre garden every year, the vegetables from which her mom, grandmother and great aunt would preserve and her mom would store in the basement to get them through winter time. The root cellar was an amazing place filled with onions and potatoes and other fruit vegetables. The barn that is at their farm in Poulsbo is filled with antiques from Stacy‘s grandparents farm as well as from the homestead she grew up on.

Anything else? 
Come visit us for U-pick flowers this season! The kick-off to the main part of the season is Saturday, July 10th. Please visit our website or follow us on social for more information. 

Instagram: @petalandpitchfork