Michael Deitering

"My passion and interest in farming was clear so I took the next logical step and Chubby Bunny Farm was created."
Michael grew up in Ohio and received a degree in logistics and procurement with a minor in Asian studies. After college he came to the Tri Cities area in Washington to work in contract administration on a federal project. Eventually, he moved to Bellingham and volunteered for NSEA and Whatcom Land Trust. It was only then, after some soul-searching, Michael decided he wanted to farm.
 
In January 2014 he joined Cloud Mountain Farm Center's farming internship program and a little later began growing on a quarter-acre plot, raising produce and rabbit meat. After his internship, Michael stayed on with Cloud Mountain's incubator farm program, where he leases a two-acre plot. There he grows salad greens, cherry tomatoes, garlic and other specialty crops.

Farm Hands

Leo

Monique Hakes

Lyndsey Taylor


Monique has spent endless hours assisting with field work, processing and helping complete orders. Without her help CBF would not have had such a successful first year.
 
 the Guardian of Chubby Bunny Farm. He oversees all aspects of the farm and is always ready to sample any of the produce.
Lyndsey has spent endless hours assisting with field work, processing and helping out with everything that needs to be done.