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September 1, 2015 - People Magazine

People Magazine: Living the Dream

For Alice and Craig Skipton of Heyday Farm on Bainbridge Island, Wash., quitting their day jobs in exchange for bucolic country life was about one thing: being able to grow really good food. But four years later their 25-acre operation (which houses a micro-creamery, greenhouse and pasture for animals) has turned into so much more than that. “My favorite part is seeing a healthy ecosystem in action,” says Alice. “And I feel like I’m really part of a community–the amazing people who work with us on the farm, the people in our community who support us and the people who come and stay at the farmhouse inn.”


August 31, 2015 - Bainbridge Magazine

Life on the Farm: The Skiptons Share Their Story

by Cindy Jones

Everyone knows you can’t get really good strawberries in the wintertime. Even in this day and age, when practically anything you want to eat is available all the time and in virtually endless supply, the strawberries remind us. Nature is no vending machine; if you want the really good stuff,  you might just have to wait a while. 

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August 1, 2015 - Seattle Magazine

11 Perfect Weekend Getaways Near Seattle

by Nicole Meoli Myles

Pottery Barn meets Little House on the Prairie at Bainbridge Island’s Heyday Farm, where the name of the game is connecting people with the source of their food in an authentic and charming setting. With two classic farmhouses and a barn on a total of 25 acres, plus dairy cows, hens, and lavender, raspberry, strawberry and blueberry bushes, you’ll forget you’re so close to the big city (a 35-minute ride from Seattle and few miles’ drive from the ferry—to get literal about it). The farm recently got Wi-Fi, but why not pretend it didn’t?

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May 28, 2015 - The Hungry Dog Blog

Happy Days at Heyday Farm: Quit Your Job! Start a Farm!

by Jason Price

I have a dream – a dream where thousands of people quit their day jobs and return to the land to grow healthy produce and raise animals in a sustainable way.  Sure, it’s a Pollyanna dream but who can argue with the concept being a good one?  I know that not everyone is going to trade a laptop and a BMW for a pitchfork and a tractor but for some – this represents a lifestyle to aspire to.

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March 19, 2015 - Seattle Bride


by Kate Calamusa

For a true locavore retreat, both intimate and charming, look to Bainbridge Island’s Heyday Farm, a sustainable farm of more than 25 acres that produces vegetables, fruits and artisanal provisions year-round. Available for small events (as many as 100 guests) since late 2013, Heyday boasts a flower-filled cutting garden, micro-creamery, rustic barn and a painstakingly remodeled turn-of-the-century farmhouse with four suites for the bridal party. 

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March 3, 2015 - Northwest Travel & Lifestyle


by Allen Cox

There’s something about life on a farm that instills a sense of wholesome goodness in a person, even if it’s for only a day. On Bainbridge Island, just a half-hour ferry ride from Seattle, Heyday Farm has perfected the farm experience for guests who visit for an afternoon or for several days.

The farm is run by Alice and Craig Skipton, a couple who were seized by an irresistible urge to leave life as they knew it behind and farm for a living. The Skiptons, along with their children and farm staff, have created Heyday Farm as an environmentally and economically sustainable enterprise.

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