What We Do
We grow and sell farm fresh food and offer field to table events, cooking classes, and professional and family retreats for our island community and visitors near and far who want to understand, experience and celebrate our region and the food we produce.
Proprietor & Executive Chef
While growing up on the island I always valued the closeness of the community to local farms.
Farm House Beverage Director
I’m an Islander for life. My family moved from Seattle to Bainbridge when I was 5.
Farm House Event Manager
As a native Bainbridge Islander I have had the good fortune of enjoying the Island’s bounty as far back as I can remember.
I’m a lifelong Kitsap resident and have lived in Poulsbo since 2011.
Farm House Lead Farmer
I’ve always been rooted in the outdoors and being an educator. Growing up in Central Illinois among the farming community and spending my childhood in wide open spaces
helped me establish a deep connection with the natural world and everything I would later pursue. I moved to Colorado to study Natural Resources and Environmental Communication and worked as an outdoor instructor guiding multi-day backpacking trips, furthering my love for the environment.
In 2006, my future husband and I moved to the Pacific Northwest where I earned my master’s degree in education, studying permaculture and integrative skills for sustainable change. During this time, I focused my energy on farm to school curriculum while interning with Educulture Project, located on Bainbridge Island. I went on to teach at a Seattle middle school that operates a farm on Vashon Island where I realized I was coming full circle back to my roots, and that I was passionate about working with the land and growing food for the community.
That’s how we landed on Bainbridge Island, a beautiful place to raise our children, opportunities to farm, and to bring us back to a simpler way of living. We started our farm, Kaleidoscope, as a family endeavor so that our children can share our love for local food, nature and environmental responsibility. And now, overseeing the beautiful Heyday Chef’s Garden and sharing what I have learned over the years in workshops is a wonderful extension of my ambition to provide the Bainbridge Island community with fresh, local, naturally grown produce.
Farm House Sous Chef
As a Chef living in the Puget Sound area, Geoffrey Yahn believes one of his most important responsibilities is to consistently learn more.
Geoffrey has fond childhood memories of visiting local farms and farmers markets. Even as a child he could appreciate the time and care that went in to cultivating each fruit and vegetable. Stemming from these memories, Geoffrey strives to bring that experience to diners and to inspire guests to seek out local ingredients.
With over twenty-five years’ experience working with a wide range of cuisines and notable chefs such as Jan Burnbam and Jeremiah Towers, Geoffrey has an in depth understanding of what makes a delicious meal. For him, quality ingredients are the foundation for any quality dish.
Geoffrey says there are no secrets in the kitchen, just good honest food prepared with the love that each dish deserves. If you discover a recipe that you can’t live without and want to try it at home for yourself, all you have to do is ask! In the world of Geoffrey Yahn, life is about sharing a love for good food.
On the Farm
Heyday Farm was founded in 2011, restoring over 25 acres of historic farmland that had been slated for development. In a unique partnership between farmer and landowner and many local and regional contractors, the turn of the century Pederson farmhouse was painstakingly restored and expertly updated harkening back to an era on the Island when farms were “in their heyday.” In 2013, we were honored for this effort by the Bainbridge Island Historic Preservation Commission with a Blakely Award for outstanding historic preservation efforts on the Island.
In the News
December 12, 2017 – Westsound Home and Garden
Heyday Farm Brings Sustainable Food to the People
by Tess Bolosan Haddon and Darren Strenge
The farm strives to return to the “heyday” of Bainbridge Island farms, when much of the food was locally sourced.
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.
VIDEO by Tally Black-Brown.