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 and endangered heritage breeds of livestock. We currently raise high quality registered Dales Ponies and San Clemente Island Goats, and we are working on developing strong flocks of a few endangered heritage breeds of poultry.
Our Farm Breathes Life Into Our Values
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."
We are dedicated to preserving and promoting rare and endangered heritage breeds of farm animals.
We are a family of three: George, Shuna, and our son Viggo. Before Viggo came along, in early 2011, we made a "madness purchase" of a run-down log cabin with easy access to the Deception Pass State Park trails. We were dreaming of a different life than we had in Seattle, but our dreams were not well formed. We saw the cabin and it just felt right. So we bought it, and the adventure began. We worked on the cabin and the property for years, bought a horse that we saw weekly when we made the trek up to the cabin (our neighbors were kind enough to house him for us) and rode him on the state park trails. Eventually as we explored our values, hopes and dreams, we came up with the idea of Appreciate The Miracle of life/biodiversity in the world around us, (abbreviated "ATM") and started ATM Enterprises, LLC. Cascadia Heritage Farm is a dba of ATM Enterprises. Making our values a reality involved turning our cabin property into a farm where critically endangered heritage breeds of animals could be kept and promoted. We bought the property next door to our original property, moved up to the cabin full time in the spring of 2018, and brought Dales Ponies, San Clemente Island Goats, and a few different breeds of poultry to the property. Access to the state park trails is important for our work with the ponies. We love the animals, the setting, and the work we're doing here. We hope you can join us in Appreciating The Miracle of being able to pursue dreams and the lovely endangered heritage breeds of animals we share our life with.
Meet the Team
Shuna loves peace and quiet, gentle interactions with animals, and sharing how special they are with people.
George loves talking to people, sharing ideas, exploring values, strategizing, and engaging in business activities.
Viggo loves interacting with the animals, playing on the property, riding his bicycle and tractor, and helping and learning from people who help us on the farm.
Co-founder & Veterinarian
Shuna was born in Norway and has lived in many parts of the United States. She has worked as a veterinarian in New York City, the Seattle area, and now works at the Pet Emergency Center in Mount Vernon. She hopes none of you will need to bring your pets to her at work, but promises to do her best to take care of you and your beloved pets if you ever have to. She loves being able to call Whidbey Island her home.
George was born in New Jersey and co-owned and ran a small computer hardware business in Seattle for many years. He is pleased to be able to change his focus to the farm life and influencing people to think differently and explore different ways of living.
If you would like to learn more about any of the breeds we are raising, or are interested in purchasing a pony, horse, goat, chicken or turkey, please reach out via email: firstname.lastname@example.org