In this episode of Notes From the Farm, we visit the field house. This is where we receive the freshly picked produce form the morning crew and thoroughly soak it before we pack it in the cooler and send it off to market!
Our field crew is out in the Monroe Field harvesting parsley for market. Parsley is one of our favorite biennial plants and is harvested every week here on the farm.
Meet Galilee, the Boistfort Valley Farm Flower Girl. Galilee is responsible for the beautiful flower arrangements in your Summer farm shares. She braves the swarms of honey bees armed with only a pair of pruning shears to harvest our beautiful fields of iconic sunflowers.
Since 1994, we have delivered quality organic produce to our customers’ neighborhoods through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Members of our program purchase a share from the farm. In return, you will receive a weekly, monthly or twice monthly (depending on the season) box full of fresh, beautiful organic produce including a selection from our herb garden, a bouquet of cutflowers, farm notes, and recipes and serving suggestions to help prepare your organic vegetables.
We deliver to locations in Seattle, Tacoma, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Olympia, Centralia, Chehalis and Kelso.
The CSA connects us directly with our customers, allowing us an ongoing dialogue about produce and letting us try new things. We keep members informed with farm notes: what’s happening in the fields and what crops are forthcoming. We host an annual open house so you can visit the farm, meet your farmers, even get your hands dirty if you like. We are farming for you, and are available throughout the season to answer questions and offer suggestions.
Because our love of growing is second only to our love of eating, all of our varieties are chosen primarily for taste. Our produce is grown in season and arrives fresh, maximizing flavor and nutritional quality. We offer an outstanding selection of the more common vegetables as well as an assortment of unique specialty crops. In 1999, we began including organic fruit such as cherries, peaches, nectarines, and apricots from eastern Washington.
By participating in our CSA program, you are furthering a tradition of family farmers who respect the land and work to improve it. We are proud of what we do. Please join us for a season (or four!) of fresh organic vegetables.
We have established drop sites from Seattle to Portland.Please see our FAQs to find the site closest to you!
If you are interested in hosting a new drop site, please contact us!
Our shares are designed to provide ample organic produce for a small family. Exact dates are dictated by seasonal conditions.
In the symphony of seasons, spring brings forth an abundance of green and a plethora of color. One of the busiest periods of the year, much of the planting on the farm happens during this time. In this episode of Notes From the Farm, we journey from the greenhouse and into the fields planting over 10,000 tiny seedlings.
After the rain has dried in the Spring, the field is ready to run the tractor over in preparation for planting. The future home to over 50,000 plants, find out how Boistfort Valley Farm grows the delicious produce delivered your CSA shares.
Many of our plants must develop in the greenhouses before they can be transplanted in to the field. In this episode of Notes from the Farm, we illustrate how each plant is cared for prior to it’s journey to our field and to your homes.