The red barn at Greenbank Farm is one of Whidbey Island’s most prominent landmarks, situated on a hillside with distant views of Admiralty Inlet. Greenbank Farm is located at the midpoint of the island, 11-miles south of Coupeville.
History: The 522-acre Greenbank Farm started out as a dairy farm in 1904, then became America's largest loganberry producer in the 1950s.
In 1997 it was under threat of being developed into a residential subdivision, and was therefore acquired by a consortium that protected the farm, including the Port of Coupeville, Island County and Nature Conservancy.
Things to Do: Today, there's lots to do at Greenbank Farm. Enjoy breakfast or lunch at the Old Spots Bistro and indulge in the famous Whidbey Island Pies, or pick up some gifts at the art gallery, cheese shop, and wine shop. There's also 7-miles of trails through forest and open meadow, beautiful gardens to explore, and a huge, off-leash area for dogs to roam.
10 best things to do at Greenbank Farm
1. Old Spots Bistro
Stop by the Old Spots Bistro for legendary Whidbey Island Pies, soups, salads and sandwiches. Check hours for breakfast, lunch, or just stop by for coffee and a pie!
2. Greenbank Farm Wine Shop
The Greenbank Farm Wine Shop stocks local Whidbey Island wines, hard ciders, and their famous loganberry dessert wine. Shop for unique gifts including clothing and jewelry. Check hours.
3. Greenbank Cheese Shop
The Greenbank Farm Cheese Shop is inside an 100 year old barn, and sells local and imported cheese, local gourmet goods, gifts and art. Check hours.
4. Fire of the Heart Gallery
The Fire of the Heart Gallery at Greenbank Farm, showcases the work of artist Becca Heavrin, including paintings and sculptures. You can also pick up some cards, prints and journals. Check hours.
5. Greenbank Gardens
The stunning Greenbank Gardens are managed by the Washington State Master Gardeners. Follow a secluded trail through lush gardens, over bridges and along a creek, to see a variety of plantings. The best time to see the gardens is in spring, when it’s ablaze with brilliant wildflowers.
6. Hillside & forest trails
Explore 7-miles of trails along the open meadow and forest behind Greenbank Farm. There are four different trails to choose from, including the Ridge, Forest, Highway and Meadow Trail (see trail map). Enjoy incredible views of the snowcapped Cascade and Olympic Mountains along these trails.
7. Off-leash meadow
Take your dog to the off-leash meadow behind the Greenbank Farm.
Dogs are free to roam off-leash on the hillside meadow (owned by the Port of Coupeville), but must be on-leash if taken along the forest trail at the top of the hill (owned by Island County).
Greenbank Farm has some fantastic bird spotting opportunities. The beautiful gardens have viewing platforms in a wetlands area and bird observation area. See eagles, swallows, herons, common yellowthroats, red-tailed hawks and northern harriers.
9. Picnic tables
Purchase some wine, cheese and gourmet goods, and enjoy a picnic at the Greenbank Farm.
10. Kid’s play area
The kids’ play area has swings and a climbing structure, perfect for energetic kids to work off some energy.