Applewood Farm Studios located in Everson Washington.
Don Anderson - Metal Sculpture & Suzanne Averre - Garden Art & Woven Jewelry
Galleries Open to the Public during announced times (tune into our “Exhibitions” page for updates), and by Appointment (Please use our "Contact" page for an appointment), or call us. We look forward to seeing you.
Applewood Farm Studios, owned and operated by Don Anderson and Suzanne Averre, is historically the first commercial Apple Orchard in Whatcom County, WA. Nestled at the foot of Sumas Mountain , 14 miles NE of Bellingham Washington, and outside the small town of Everson, Applewood has served our local community for fifty years with apples, pears, cherries, cider, aesthetic beauty, and high quality art and craftsmanship.
Applewood and the surrounding 200 acres of land was homesteaded by Vernon Leibrant’s grandfather in the mid-late 1800’s, clearing the land of its huge old-growth forest for agricultural intention. The area today boasts some of the most productive fruit orchards in the United States, including raspberries, blueberries, of course blackberries (we can’t keep them out), grapes, apples, and dairy. Local farms of note include Cloud Mountain Farm (our next door friends and neighbors), Alm Hill Garden, Ostrom Mushroom Farm, Bellewood Acres, and Mount Baker Vineyards.
Vernon Liebrant and his wife Karen carried on his Grandfather’s tradition of harvesting and maintaining the land through forestry, and carried that passion into planting an apple orchard, and recycling fallen trees into beautiful contemporary Wooden Bowls, which he made and sold at Applewood prior to our tenure here. Vernon has now moved up the hill and is our next door neighbor, now focusing all his attention on his world-class craft, selling his art in galleries in the likes of Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, and Tokyo.
We are carrying that tradition forward, being stewards of the land, while following our passions for nature, plants, art, and beauty. While we are no longer a full-blown commercial apple orchard (we still dabble in agricultural enterprise with herbs, fruit, and vegetables), we spend most of our time here at Applewood making gardens, and objects born from our encounters in our world of thought, hopes, dreams, and life in our beautiful and challenging neck of the woods.
Please come and visit us, and share the beauty of the Northwest, here at Sumas Mountain.
Don & Suzanne