Harmoney Fields. Photo by Steve Johnston
A young lamb at Harmony Fields in Bow. Photo by Steve Johnston.
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Harmony Fields

#GSVMemberMonday Feature

Harmony Fields produces artisan, award-winning farmstead sheeps cheese at their farm and creamery in Bow, WA. Harmony Fields is owned and operated by Jessica Gigot, Ph.D. and Dean Luce. Jessica has an academic background in horticulture, health, and creative writing. Her most recent book, A Little Bit of Land is a 2023 Nautilus Award winner. Jessica’s husband Dean is a talented carpenter and graphic designer by trade, but also a self-made luthier and musician. Their daughters June and Eloise are also important helpers at the farm. Together Jessica and Dean are The Dovetails and they perform their old-time & blue grass music all around town.

There are a delicious variety of specialty cheeses that are produced at Harmony Fields: Sally’s Best, Fleecemaker, and La Bertha. Sally’s Best is a soft, spreadable sheep cheese that is similar to goat’s chevre, but with a creamier texture. It is wonderful on crackers or sandwiches. Fleecemaker is a Feta-style cheese, that’s similar to Greek feta with a tart, lemony finish, Fleecemaker also has a creamier texture than most feta, with a touch of saltiness that pairs perfectly with salads, soups and pastas. And La Bertha is a Tomme-Style cheese that’s aged on the farm. La Bertha derives its distinctive grassy overtones from the Skagit pasturelands. It makes a perfect complement to tart jams, honey and herb-based poultry dishes. It is sold by the wheel or wedge.

In addition to their fresh cheeses, Harmony Fields offers certified animal welfare approved yarn, wool, and meat. At the farm they raise a flock of East Friesian/Lacaune sheep, a pair of miniature donkey siblings (named July and Audrey) as well as Khaki Campbell ducks. More information on the farm offerings can be found at their online store. Additional locations that carry Harmony Fields products include The Skagit Valley Coop, Bellingham Community Coop, Snow Goose Produce, Boldly Grown Farmstand, Slough Food, Hedlin’s Family Farmstand, and The Whale Wins Larder + Cafe in Seattle.

Jessica and Dean say that their key mission is to produce nutritious, high-quality food using regenerative farming practices. On the farm, they offer events that foster creativity, kindness, and place-based living. The farm was recently featured in a Seattle Times article written by Elliott Almond. The GSV team especially enjoys following along on the farm’s Instagram page for updates as well as adorable photos throughout the season.

We recently asked Jessica, “What is your favorite #SkagitValley crop – and why?” Jessica says potatoes. “I moved here twenty years ago to study potato diseases and I still think it is my favorite crop to eat and admire in the field.” 

As one of this year’s Farmstand Fresh program participants, their farmstand is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9-6. We’re grateful for the support of Harmony Fields as a Founding Member of the Genuine Skagit Valley program and hope you’ll take the time to stop by the farmstand soon!

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