Tacoma + Pierce County enjoys one of the world’s most agriculturally rich growing regions. We’ll take advantage of all the region has to offer and begin our day at Wilcox Farms, a fourth-generation family farm that is committed to providing its customers with both organic and cage-free eggs. During your guided tour of this working farm, you will visit the original farmhouse of Judson and Elizabeth Wilcox to learn about their decades of sustainable farming practices and sit down to sample their eggs with a delicious omelet breakfast [for groups only].
Next, we will head to Left Foot Farm, a 25-acre family farm located in the serene foothills of Mount Rainier. You will be greeted by Nigerian Dwarf goats, who are bred to produce Grade A raw milk that is sold as is, and can be used to make cheese, yogurt, ice cream and more! One of the farm’s knowledgeable interns through the World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms [WWOOF] will give you an in-depth tour of the farm and teach you about the milking process and farm life. You won’t be able to resist holding a baby goat! Make sure to get a taste of the farm by grabbing some sweet berries from several of the farm’s raised garden beds.
Your final farm of the day will bring you to Stringtown Farms. Take a leisurely stroll through the lavender fields and pick your own lavender to take home with you or stop by the gift shop to pick up lavender scented candles, oils and beauty products. In addition to lavender, they also grow both red and white grapes which they craft into stellar red and white wines. After you are done walking through the lavender fields, make a stop at the tasting room to sample their unique variety of red and white wines!
Following a long day of touring farms, make your way back to the Best Western Premier Plaza Hotel & Conference Center in Puyallup. Upon your return, stop by the Fireside Bistro for a glass of wine or beer and kick-up your feet. For dinner this evening you will experience a culinary delight at HG Bistro which boasts several entrees that source their ingredients from local farms, perhaps one you visited earlier today!