Harvest Hosts

Welcome Harvest Hosts

Oostema Farmstead has over 117  acres of property, and we accept up to 3 RV’s the Harvest Host sites per night. These sites are located in the front of the barn and are on concrete or gravel. You may upgrade to power and water for a fee, or you can book a site here and be on grass plus stay longer than one night:  Farmstead RV Sites

We also offer field camping, to learn more CLICK HERE

 

Please read all the instructions and call us, when you are 20-30 minutes away.

Please use ‪(360) 815-1494‬ for any Questions.

The Facilities

HARVEST HOST MEMBERS AGREE TO THE  FOLLOWING:

As a member of Harvest Hosts, we want to remind you of the Harvest Hosts Code Of Conduct. (To read the full terms, click on the link. )

We have highlighted a few of them, as we want you to be aware of our expectations from our Harvest Host Members.

All RVs must be self-contained. (you have a place to go to the bathroom),  please do not use our facility unless you are on paid site. We also offer water and a dump station for our Harvest Hosts. Each one is a $10 fee. 
Remember, we are a working farm.

  • Please use care and supervise children and pets at all times.
  • Dogs must remain on a leash when outside your RV. 
  • Take all trash with you. As a NON-paying guest on our paid sites, we don’t allow your trash in our dumpster.
  • We don’t allow generators.

We appreciate a  purchase of our trademarked Oostema Farmstead products in exchange for your Harvest Host site on the Farmstead.

We do have a shop, we can open it when you arrive or you can pre-purchase your Harvest Hosts items here:

Beef , Pork,  and Clothing (oostemafarmstead.com)

*pantry items or consignment items are not included in the Harvest Host offer but can be added on top of the  purchase.

Yes, if it is not signed, then we can not allow the RV to come onto the property.  It is imperative that this is done. 

 

This is for the safety and for all LEGAL, INSURANCE purposes we require this from ALL our guests.  

Yes, as a Harvest Host guest on our property,  the RV sites are on gravel or concrete.  If you wish to be on grass or have power and water, even sewer,  you can book a site here:

https://oostemafarmstead.com/rv-sites/

 

Have you ever wanted to sleep near the cows?

You’ll “sleep with the cows,” but not literally. This area is perfect for those who want a bit of an adventure from the comforts of your RV.

Enjoy the beautiful landscape and make memories you can treasure forever. The camping field is blissfully quiet, while the cows are resting nearby. You will have panoramic views of the mountains and the berry fields nearby.

This site is for those who can do without electricity and fancy facilities. But a short little walk will bring you into the campground, where if needed, there are the bathrooms, outdoor shower, and all the other amenities that come with the campground.

To learn more click here.

Yes, we kindly ask that you phone us or text us 20-30 minutes before arrival.  Please do not just show up.  It may result in sitting in your RV until we have time to park you.

We appreciate a  purchase of our trademarked Oostema Farmstead products in exchange for your Harvest Host site on the Farmstead.

We do have a shop, we can open it when you arrive or you can pre-purchase your Harvest Hosts items here:

Beef , Pork,  and Clothing (oostemafarmstead.com)

*pantry items or consignment items are not included in the Harvest Host offer but can be added on top of the purchase.

No, we do not allow generators in the campground.  If you wish to have power, 

To book your site go here: Oostema Farmstead Family Owned Campground in Lynden

 

Or you can go into the field. We allow generators there.

As a Harvest Host-Guest, our facilities are not part of the Harvest Host program. You must be self-contained.   You may upgrade to use our facilities. You must take your garbage with you. 

To book your site go here: Oostema Farmstead Family Owned Campground in Lynden

No, as part of the Harvest Host program, we do not provide each site with a picnic table and fire ring.  You may upgrade to the campground for these amenities. 

To book your site go here: Oostema Farmstead Family Owned Campground in Lynden

You have access to the Farmstead Laundry Area, which is located in the Farmstead Barn Office and offers both a washer and dryer. Each machine is $1, and on the honor system.

Yes! Wi-fi is available and you can access the code on arrival. However, being in the Harvest Host spots, it may be hard to reach, but you can walk around until you get a signal.

The Campground is pet friendly so feel free to bring your pooch. All pets must be on a leash at all times. Off-leash area available.

Yes, any guest who is staying more than 2 nights in a nonseptic hook-up can use the dump station for free, when you depart.  The Harvest Hosts ‘sites for one night’s stay will be required to pay a $10 dump fee. 

Quiet time around the Farmstead is from 10 pm until 7 am. Please use soft voices during this time and respect your fellow guests.

You can check into the site anytime after 1 pm. We kindly ask that you check out on the day of departure before 12 pm 

The campground is a shared space with other campers and there may be up to 7 RVs on the property. IN addition, you can also enjoy shared use of the garden with both other guests and the owners (who you will often find tending and working in the garden). 

Yes, you can purchase a crate of firewood for $6.  However, being a Harvest Host Guest, you will not have a fire ring.  If you bring your own that is fine.  

Yes, we do offer longer stays.  You can book a site by going to our webpage here>>Oostema Farmstead Family Owned Campground in Lynden

The barn is home to our animals, and here you will find our Wagyu herd and a few other breeds of cows. You will discover our calves, Cash (Holstein), Ruby (Shorthorn), Sylvia (our Kune Kene pig), and Cher (our Boar goat) in their pens. 

  • Treats for the animals: We provide a limited amount of treats for the animals. You can find some for Sylvia and Cher near their pens in red Folgers Coffee Tubs.

  • Alfalfa cubes can be found in the front of the Big Gabrel Yellow Barn; again, please limit the amount so others can also enjoy this activity.
  • We ask that you spaciously feed them treats so there is some for the other guests to enjoy providing them, and DO NOT FEED or throw any hay, grain, or anything else for them to eat. This can make them very ILL! AGAIN DO NOT FEED THEM ANYTHING ELSE. 

  • Caution and Child Supervision: Children or minors are not allowed in the barn alone. They MUST have an adult with them at all times.

  • Please supervise all children with you AT ALL TIMES. The property is a working farm with electric fences, machinery, sharp tools, livestock, and other items not present at a typical camping facility. Parents are responsible for ensuring their children’s safety and the safety of any other children that belong to their group and assume all risks associated with staying on the Farmstead.  

To Join our Tour, sign up here: CLICK HERE>>>>> Farmstead Tours

To Join our Tour, sign up here:  Click here>>>>  Farmstead Tours

Yes, we have a community BBQ for everyone to share.

In the check-in stand,  you will find a restaurant guide for local eateries, maps, and information about the wonderful area we call home. You can also read more in our Local Guide found here: Local Guide 

Nearest Shops:

Northwood Market and Thirsty Badger: A small family-owned convenience store, located at the corner of Northwood and E. Badger Rd. 1501 E. Badger, Lynden

Groceries, toiletries, meds, Beer, and Wine, are available for purchase.

Nearest Bank / U.S. Bank ATM – Address: 218 Front St, Lynden.

Nearest Post Office: Address: 600 Front St, Lynden.

Nearest Pharmacy: Rite Aid Address: 8090 Guide Meridian Rd, Lynden.