“It’s hard work, to raise a family and run a farm. But it’s a good life. And the birds are free.” – Cliff Bailey
- Snohomish, WA
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- Current Farmer:
Don Bailey currently serves as the primary farmer of Bailey Farm. His daughter, Annie, operates the property’s pumpkin patch and corn maze in the fall months, and is working on expanding the farm’s berry patch. The property is still owned by Don’s parents, Cliff and Rosemary Bailey, the 3rd generation on the family farm.
- Project Background:
PCC Farmland Trust’s first project in Snohomish County, Bailey Farm has been in the family since the early 1900’s. The farm was recently honored by Snohomish County’s Agriculture Program as a “2013 Centennial Farm.”
- Property Description:
The property sits two miles south of the City of Snohomish, just outside of the residential area of Mill Creek. The property falls on both sides of Springhetti Road, and stretches from Highway 9 on the west to the Snohomish River on the east. Bailey Farm is of significant size for the County, where the average farm size is currently 44 acres.
- Farm Products:
The Bailey’s run a U-Pick fruit and vegetable operation that is active in the summer months with raspberries, strawberries, cucumbers, peppers, green beans, and more. In addition, the Bailey’s grow hay and silage corn, pasture dairy heifers, and operate a commercial, aerated compost facility on site, which is both for sale to the public and used on farm for soil tilth.