On March 30th from 10 am to 4 pm, we will be having our Spring Fling and celebrating our 20th year in business. Come by and enjoy talks from Annie Reiss from Skagit Gardens, Val Easton of the Seattle Times, live music, refreshments and door prizes while you shop for your spring garden. We have 20% off all plants to celebrate our 20th anniversary!
A Word from Maureen Murphy, Owner
Twenty years ago, Bayview Farm & Garden opened the doors to the public for the first time. We had five parking spaces, a borrowed bathroom and less than half the land we have now. We had no staff break room, so the few employees sat in their cars for their breaks. Our office was a closet, which also doubled as a closet. There have been many changes since then. My company was a pioneer and an oddball in this industry because of our commitment to organics and a non-toxic approach to gardening. These days, being “green” is mainstream and we no longer suffer the ridicule of being “tree-huggers” (not that that’s a bad thing).
I have always felt that the industry that brings so much life and beauty to the world shouldn’t also be the industry that brings so much poison, death and damage to our fragile ecosystems. I felt that those of us that are privileged to live in this great Salish Sea watershed have an obligation to the health of this unique biosphere. Our business plan was established upon this concept.
In my heart, I’m privately celebrating this milestone and thinking of all of you who have supported us over the years. Hal and Julane Merka were our very first customers and their dollar is in a frame in the office.
On March 30th we will be having our Spring Fling and celebrating our 20th year in business with some special events and I hope you’ll be able to join us for that.
Many thanks to my awesome community…what a grand adventure it has been!