About Us

Hi we’re Glen and Lisa Oostema – the proud owners of Oostema Farmstead, a working farm located a short drive from Lynden, WA.

Hi, We are Glen and Lisa Oostema. The proud owners of Oostema Farmstead

We have been married for 35 years; we have two grown children and one grandson, Dawson; you may meet on the property as his favorite place to be is with Nana and Pops.

We are retired Dairy Farmers. We left this industry about 15 years ago after 12 years on the dairy, where Glen was raised as a child. We took over his parents’ dairy of 30 years.

We had the opportunity to sell the dairy, and we did. We moved to our current property, which is 117 acres. We have raspberries and field crops that surround the Farmstead.  You will also find our herd of cattle as we raise Grass-Fed Wagyu here on the Farmstead. 

In 2016, we opened our first Farmhouse Apartment listing. Since then, we have added a Tiny Farmhouse and a small intimate campground, making the most of our fantastic, secluded, and peaceful location in Whatcom County.

We have loved sharing our home, and the Farmstead with many guests, turned friends, from all around the world! It is indeed our priority to provide a comfortable, beautiful, and peaceful space for you. But most importantly, we hope you will find rest and relaxation close to nature with a glimpse into a slow living pace, and we hope to share that experience with you through your stay.

If you have difficulty with anything, do not hesitate to let us know, and we will be more than happy to help you. In addition, we can be reached by phone via text or phone calls.

Glen 1-360-815-1492 Or Lisa 1-360-815-1492

Stay with us for an experience unlike any you’ve had before. We have the best sunsets and you can see the horizon for miles!



We are a working farm, which offers a unique experience for our guests. We encourage our guests to walk around and take full advantage of the peaceful surroundings.

As a guest on the farm, you’re invited to share in the gifts of farm life.  Guests can enjoy fresh produce from our garden and fresh eggs from our chickens.  Kids and adults are welcome to help feed the animals, collect eggs from our chickens, visit the animals, feed them a treat, and harvest fresh vegetables (depending on season and availability).


  • We have friendly Wagyu cattle that roam the farm.
  • The barns are home to pigs, goats, and chickens.
  • Our acres of raspberry fields offer a delightful place to wander – and pick fruit in season!


While Glen works on the farm, Lisa manages the property, including the grounds and garden. In the summer there are plenty of vegetables and flowers for everyone to enjoy.


Farmstead Animals