Bellewood Farms, in Lynden Washington, has been a Whatcom County favorite for years, especially in the fall when the air is crisp and apples are ready to be picked. With so many challenges and changes this year, Bellewood decided what Whatcom needed was a free community experience outside.
Travel Tip: Under Phase 2 of Washington’s Safe Start Plan several agritourism activities are allowed. These activities include u-pick berry farms, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, animal viewing and hayrides. All employees and customers are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing when at Bellewood.
Insider Tip: Bellewood is excited to announce they have won the GOLD for Best Distillery for Bellingham Alive’s 2020 Best of the Northwest!
The original owners, Dorie and John Belisle, opened their farm to the public starting in 2002, after establishing the orchard and 10 years later opened the Bellewood Farmstore, Cafe and Distillery. In the fall of 2018, The Abel family took over operations at Bellewood and continued to expand the farm with new entertainment and education activities in the fall and summer.
This fall Bellewood Farms is hosting Harvest Happens for free with free Apple Bin Express rides to the orchard and free access to their corn maze. Pumpkins will be also available starting September 26! Check out our Bellingham Whatcom County Event Calendar for more information on Harvest Happens and other fall events.
If you hop aboard the Apple Bin Express, you’ll end up in Bellewood’s apple orchard and trust me it doesn’t take long to fill a bag of ripe apples. After that, head back towards the barn you can stop by the corn maze, u-pick pumpkin patch or stop by the Cafe for some fresh apple cider donuts or a slice of apple pie.
Travel Tip: Nothing pairs better with Bellewood apples than their homemade honey roasted peanut butter, which can be purchased at Bellewood or at any Bellingham Haggen.
Bellewood has grown-up fun too! In 2019, they opened their distillery which features “farm-to-table” flavors. My personal favorite is Bellewood’s Bruce Liquore and the new Barrel-Aged Gin.
You don’t have to live close or stop by to experience Bellewood though. You can now visit their online store and have the apples shipped to you!
For more info on Harvest Apples, ordering online or their COVID-19 policy, visit BellewoodFarms.com.