Collaboration is one of my major themes. When businesses can collaborate in any way, it helps build each business.
I just wrote a story for Whidbey Local about the new Executive Director for the Port of Coupeville, which manages the Greenbank Farm. Forrest Rambo now has his office at the Farm and he has reassured all of the merchants there that he fully supports maintaining the feeling and identity of the farm.
Greenbank Farm is definitely one of the major destinations on Whidbey for locals and for visitors. You can walk up to a ridge that is one of the few places on Whidbey where you can look to the mountains in the west and in the east just by turning your head. Before, or after, your walk (and people love to take their dogs on this walk), you can have a delicious meal or a piece of some of the best pie you’ll ever eat at the Whidbey Pies Café.
In addition to satisfying your taste buds at the café, you can sample some wines next door at the Greenbank Wine Shop, and just a few steps away, taste some cheeses at Greenbank Cheese and Specialty Foods and Gifts.
Then stroll through the Galleries at Greenbank to stimulate your visual senses: Rob Schouten Gallery, Artworks Gallery and Raven Rocks Gallery.
Some people may visit the Greenbank Farm just to take a walk or have a meal at the café, or buy a special bottle of wine, or look for an original artwork to have or gift. But, it’s pretty difficult to go to the farm and just visit one place. It’s a lot more fun to take it all in.