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.
Born and raised in Michigan, I have been involved in agriculture and food production since 2009. I moved to Bainbridge Island during the spring of 2015 and have been involved with Heyday Farm ever since including vegetable production, poultry processing, and most recently as Livestock Manager of Heyday Farm’s pasture-raised diversified livestock operation. This position is very rewarding and has afforded me the opportunity to further develop my animal husbandry skills while learning about proper pasture management and rotational grazing. I strive to provide our animals with the best care and attention each and every day, and it is an honour to share the bounty of these efforts with the local community.
Farm House Lead Gardener
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 Flower Gardener
While growing up in neighboring Poulsbo, I experienced a deep sense of place through playing outside with family and soaking in stories of the history of our community and region.
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.