Shy Acre is a multi-use demonstration farm in the heart of Port Townsend. We are a diverse family with an agricultural background. We have always had our hands in the dirt!


The staff at Shy Acre Farm have years of combined experience with permaculture, commercial farming and community outreach. Building on this expansive knowledge, the founders of Shy Acre have set out to “Create a vibrant community that is healthy, active, and engaged through farming.” We are implementing regenerative systems with long term payback.

The land that we tend is a statement of simplicity and resourcefulness. Shy Acre is small yet impactful. We have three beautiful demonstration gardens as well as our blooming lavender field. We are providing a sanctuary for our bee friends within our orchard of plums apples, pears and figs.

Our current efforts are focused on farm infrastructure. We have a beautiful timber frame pavilion for shelter and a cozy firepit to provide warmth this winter. The USDA has awarded us funds for two High Tunnels. Efforts for installation will begin this fall. Volunteer participation and creative collaboration is always welcomed.

We are grateful for the blossoming collaborative relationship that we are growing with Juri Jennings, our farm "Peddler" in residence and her family. Supporting one another and working together to cooperatively create adaptive solutions for the challenges of our time has led us into closer connection to one another, as well as the land that we live upon.

Shy Acre supports educational programs in a beautiful setting. Check out our website for the most current happenings.