Vashon Island Fruit Club (VIFC)

We’re a community of hobby orchardists committed to promoting the science, cultivation and pleasure of growing fruit in the unique climate and soils of Vashon Island.

Location: Vashon, WA


We’re Celebrating 20 Years

In 2004, Dr. Bob Norton, placed an ad in the local paper calling for a meeting of those interested in growing backyard fruit. 

From an initial gathering of about 20 interested islanders, the Vashon Island Fruit Club was formed. Oriented to enthusiasts of all fruit varieties, most are hobbyists or growing food for their own consumption.

Today we’re almost 140 familes and more than 230+ members. The club’s all volunteer staff work to continue Dr. Norton’s vision to bring the Vashon community together to learn about and how to grow and manage fruit on the island.

Thank you for everyone’s support throughout the years of keeping the club thriving!

Upcoming Events

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Dr. Bob Norton, VIFC Founder