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Finnriver Donations & Community Support

We want our work at Finnriver to enrich the community and we are eager to grow our capacity for generosity.  At this time, as a very small, craft cidery operation, we do what we can to support our local and regional community.  We are committed to making the land at Finnriver accessible as an education resource and to inspire reconnection to small-scale family farming that promotes ecological and cultural vitality.

Given the high number of request for donations, we have committed to supporting regional organizations, prioritizing those on the North Olympic Peninsula and occasionally extending into Puget Sound and greater Washington.  We support education, but we focus on local schools and do not donate to schools beyond our own community at this time.


Education & OUTREACH

School and non-profit organizations are welcome to visit Finnriver for educational tours and more. We have hosted many groups in the past from organizations such as:

Jefferson County YMCA

Western Washington University

Organic Seed Alliance

Jefferson County FIELD program

Cedar Root Folk School

Port Townsend School District: Maritime Discovery program

North Olympic Salmon Coalition volunteer groups

organizations we support

The following are local and regional non-profits we have supported with auction donations and other in-kind support over the years or organizations with which we seek to collaborate on community vitality, food system or resource use issues: 

Port Townsend Marine Science Center

Jefferson Land Trust

Port Townsend Rotary

Jumping Mouse Children's Center

Sunfield Farm & School

Organic Seed Alliance

Jefferson County Farm to School Coalition

Jefferson County Food Bank Association

North Olympic Salmon Coalition

Also: Tilth Producers of Washington, Seattle Tilth, Washington Trails Association, Ecotrust, Washington Sustainable Food & Farm Network, International Living Futures Institute,  Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition, Jefferson County Fund for Women & Girls


Finnriver Non-Profit Retreats

Regional non-profits are invited to use the Finnriver outdoor pavilion for group retreats or educational events, free of charge. All cider & wine for on-site non-profit events can be purchased at a discount.

Finnriver Community Collaborations

We are very open to developing collaborative connections to non-profit organizations that share core values with Finnriver. 

Let us know if you have ideas for us!


In the Fall of 2012, Finnriver invited residents across the north Olympic Peninsula to bring us their bins, boxes and buckets of backyard apples-- but only the 'funky' ones.  We wanted to learn more about our local apple heritage and also to be sure that strange, bittersweet and bittersharp apples were not going to waste, since they make some of the best traditional ciders.  We collected over 2,000 pounds of these backyard apples and have bottled them in our Farmstead Cider.  In appreciation of the community spirit in this cider, we are contributing  10 cents per bottle on all bottle sales of the Farmstead to the Jefferson County Food Bank Association. This way, all  Farmstead purchases will support both small-scale family agriculture, and the vital work of our local food banks.

Contact us for more information:

Finnriver is pleased to be a member of these culinary, beverage and experiential travel organizations:

Olympic Peninsula Wineries

Northwest Cider Association

Olympic Culinary Loop
Pure Travel Collaborative
Good Food Merchants Guild