Welcome to Cascadia Heritage Farm
We are a small family farm on beautiful Whidbey Island in northwestern Washington State, dedicated to breeding, preserving and promoting rare, endangered heritage breeds of livestock. We raise high quality registered Dales Ponies and San Clemente Island Goats, and we are developing strong flocks of a few endangered heritage breeds of poultry.
We strive to appreciate the miracle of life in its many forms. We came up with the acronym "ATM" for "Appreciate The Miracle" and have re-expanded the acronym: "A" stands for "Actively surround ourselves with life and fitness; "T" stands for "Try to effect positive change," and "M" stands for "Mindful, generous, and loving toward others."
Our Values, Our Promise
We value quality, integrity, diversity and collaboration. In breeding these rare animals, we promise to give them the best opportunity and life we possibly can. This means carefully selecting our breeding stock and handling the youngstock thoughtfully to produce the most healthy, sound, well-adjusted and enjoyable animals possible. We test for all genetic diseases known to be an issue in the breeds we deal with, in an effort to prevent propagation of any undesirable traits. We promise to be available to support those who purchase animals from us, and to always take our stock back or help find them new homes, should the need arise.
If you open your hearts and lives to these amazing animals, you will not regret it. They are so wonderful. We would love to hear from you if you are interested in doing so. If you are not able to have these animals, we encourage you to support organizations such as The Livestock Conservancy, the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, Equus Survival Trust Rare Steeds, or other similar organizations that support rare breeds and the people who raise and employ them.