Welcome to the web site for the Whidbey Island Grown brand. The brand was established by local farmers and residents to increase awareness and consumption of agricultural products grown on the Island. Agricultural areas are an important part of what makes Whidbey Island such a special place to visit and live. To preserve these areas the Island needs an economically vibrant farm community. Please join us in this effort to promote locally grown products and help preserve the rural character of the Island.
Use of the Brand by Producers and Manufacturers
The brand logo only appears on agricultural products that are grown on the Island or on processed products that contain a large portion of Whidbey Island Grown ingredients. Whidbey Island Grown producers certify that their farming methods include practices and standards that help preserve the productive capacity of farmland for this and future generations. Producers that are Food Alliance or Organic certified are encouraged to display the brand on their products and need not go through an additional evaluation. Producers of processed products must show proof that they are in compliance with all applicable laws prior to being granted use of the brand graphics.
The objective of the brand is to provide Whidbey Island residents with an easy method of identifying quality products that represent the best efforts of the farming community on the Island. Agricultural producers wanting to become members of Whidbey Island Grown should go to the membership page on this web site and follow the steps provided. All producer members of the brand receive free membership in the NABC Network, a web based map, yearly one-on-one marketing consulation and access to a host of NABC services. Visit www.agbizcenter.org to find out more. Join Now!
Use of the Brand by Merchants
Retailers and restaurants on the Island that purchase local agricultural products and are members of the Whidbey Island Grown program are granted the right to display the brand logo in their windows or in-store signage. Island residents are encouraged to patronize these businesses as well as those merchants who have provided monetary support for the program and display signs in support of the branding effort. Information on membership for merchants and sponsors is provided on the Membership page of this web site. Join Now!
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Whidbey Island Farm Map: "Whidbey's Country Farms"
The Whidbey Island Farm Map & Guide “Whidbey’s Country Farms” is an annually produced brochure featuring a map of the island and promoting farming-related Island County events, activities, and places. CLICK HERE to view the 2013 map.
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