About The Amaro Farm

Our Story

The Amaro family purchased the farm over seven years ago – and have been working tirelessly to restore and preserve its presence here ever since. As the second-ever family to take ownership of this special piece of San Juan history, our goal is to educate, raise awareness, and involve the community in the importance of small town, sustainable agriculture. Our dream is to play host to a space where knowledge & skills are passed down through generations, friendships are forged, memories made, and laughter shared – all in the spirit of show casing small town farming in big-hearted communities.



We currently raise four different breeds of sheep (Hampshire-Suffolk, Wensleydale, Teeswater, and Valais Blacknose). We have developed a special focus into Valais Blacknose as there are very few Valais breeders within the United States. Here at Amaro Farm we participate in regenerative agriculture practices through our IVF program - this allows us to slowly integrate Valaise genes into our existing flock, hoping to preserve this uniquely adorable rare breed for decades to come.


Amaro Farm also plays host to a small (but growing) Hazelnut orchard perched alongside our flowing fields of Heritage Rye. In the coming seasons, the Heritage Rye will find its use in our Aviation-themed, small-batch, craft distillery: FlatHat Distilling Company. As the principle farmer here at Amaro Farms is a retired airline pilot, the name FlatHat stems from an old aviation term used to describe how barnstormers would fly so low to the ground that they would quite literally – flatten your hat. There are many treasures to be found around the property including the original Friday Harbor airport signal light as well as a portion of the original Wright Brothers plane. FlatHat will produce a variety of spirits including whiskey, brandy, rum and other liqueurs. This craft operation will also offer tastings, tours, and small selection of bite-sized charcuterie plates to enjoy alongside this. Check back for grand opening dates!

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