Kamayan Farm sits just 25 miles east of Seattle on Snoqualmie people’s land. Kamayan Farm is a small vegetable, flower, medicinal herb, and education farm, seeking to help people build a reciprocal and reparative connection to land.
The word kamayan is Tagalog for "with hands" and refers to the ancestral way of eating for Filipinos. A kamayan table is laden with banana leaves and then piled high with an abundance of fresh fruit, vegetables, rice, and sometimes fish or meat. In Filipino culture, food is love and a kamayan feast is like an altar to the land, community, and ancestors who, despite hundreds of years of colonization, continue to offer us resilience through food. Eating with your hands is both intimate and sacred, reminding us that we are inextricably linked to the land that feeds us.
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If you’re a chef or are interested in bulk purchasing, check out our Wholesale page.
For information on visiting, please see our Group Visits page.
Ariana de Leña
Ari is the owner/operator of Kamayan Farm. As a queer, mixed filipina land worker, she is inspired by the ways that growing food can be an act of resistance. Ari's work with Kamayan Farm is deeply informed by the injustices and resilience that she witnessed during a decade of working alongside low-income communities and communities of color.
To learn more about our work, please check out our In The Media page.