Camelot Downs Farm
"We want to create a cradle of sustainable innovation and invention on this farm." – Gary Fisher
Farm Name: Camelot Downs Farm
Location: Whidbey Island, WA; Island County
Date Protected: 2010
Current Farmer: Gary & Lois Fisher. Gary Fisher, a livestock advisor at WSU for 15 years, specializes in raising Colonial breed animals. The Fishers have dedicated their farm and their second careers to cultivating and teaching about these animals through 4H, farm tours, and community involvement. The Fishers educate the public about sustainable pasture management, holistic livestock health, and good stewardship.
Project Background: Gary and Lois Fisher donated their conservation easement to PCC Farmland Trust in December of 2010. The Fishers raise Colonial Heritage breeds, which are traditional livestock raised by farmers before the drastic reduction of breed variety caused by the rise of industrial agriculture. Colonial breeds have historical significance, strong genetic traits, and tend to be very hardy.
Property Description: Camelot Downs Farm’s 15 acres are made up of 9 acres of pasture, and 6 forested. They are certified Salmon Safe.
Website: There is no independent Camelot Downs website, but below is a short informational video about the farm.