FROM BOTSWANA TO WHIDBEY ISLAND TO YOUR TABLE
Lesedi (Sunlight in Tswana) Farm is a family-owned micro-farm on Whidbey Island in Washington State's Puget Sound. Our mission to bring fresh organic produce and prepared and packaged foods straight from the farm to local farmers markets and your home.
LESEDI IN THE PRESS
Welcome to Lesedi Farm
Lesedi Farm was first planted near Langley in 2013. As word of Dorcas's unique produce and delicious food spread through the local community and farmers markets, Lesedi grew into two locations, the newest one in Central Whidbey at Greenbank Farm.
Dorcas's specialty are beans: scarlet runner, tiger's eye, zebra, and more. She also grows favas, greens, kale, beets, squash, basil, tomatoes, eggplant, potatoes and cilantro.
These crops are used to produce Lesedi's full menu including samosas, soups, sauces, and kale chips.
LESEDI IN THE COMMUNITY
Whidbey FarmWalks - 4 Farms @ Greenbank Farm
Value Added Producer Grant: Lesedi Farm
Value Added Producer Grant: Farmers of the Northwest
Although Whidbey Island is only about 30 miles from Seattle, it feels much farther away. It is home to some of the Pacific Northwest's most beautiful scenery.
Surrounded by the protective waters of Washington State’s Puget Sound, and lying in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains, Whidbey has natural prairies, rich black loam, marine air and a temperate climate. It is a place the first white permanent settler, Colonel Isaac Neff Ebey, called “a paradise of nature.” The island nearly begs to be farmed.
The Island was once inhabited by many Native American tribes, including members of the Lower Skagit, Swinomish, Suquamish, Snohomish tribes. Whidbey Island was fully explored in 1792 by Captain George Vancouver. In May of that year, Royal Navy officers and members of Joseph Whidbey and Peter Puget, began to map and explore the areas of what would later be named Puget Sound. After Joseph Whidbey circumnavigated the island in June 1792, Vancouver named the island in his honor.