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Boistfort Valley Farm: Certified Organic Produce grown locally & delivered fresh! Boistfort Valley Farm: Certified Organic Produce Grown Locally & Delivered Fresh!

Boistfort Valley Farm In the News

Late Spring Farmers Reap Different Crops From Cold, Wet Northwest Weather

by Joshua McNichols
July 27, 2011

Farmer Peroni can afford failures like this because he grows so many different crops, over 150 varieties. Compare that to big farmer Fenn, who grows only about six. For every crop that suffers at Peroni's farm, another thrives. The cool spring may have stunted his corn, but his kohlrabi looks fantastic. . .


Farmers look to stretch season with CSA:
Consumers show interest in root crops, stew vegetables

Capital Press
by Steve Brown
October 21, 2010

"A lot of choices come out of what physically will grow," Heidi Peroni said. "Have you ever had parsnip fries? They're just awesome. I love to inspire people to cook with winter stuff. People love that aspect of what we do." . . .


Mike Peroni Pledges to Eat Local for Thanksgiving

Video from Cascade Harvest Coalition,
September 16, 2009

The Eat Local for Thanksgiving campaign was created to shine a public spotlight on the connections that buying locally has to the environment, use of fossil fuels and energy, supporting our local community, and helping keep our local farmers farming.

Click to Watch Video: Mike Peroni Pledges to Eat Local for Thanksgiving. Cascade Harvest Coalition, September 2009

Shopping at farmers markets can save money

Video from, April 15, 2009

The supermarket is super convenient, but who wouldn't like to go all natural and shop at farmers markets as often as possible? In fact, it pays to seek out a farmers market near you.
Tim Robinson reports.
(We aren't in this video, but we are at the farmers markets!)

Click to Watch Video: Shopping at farmers markets can save money. Tim Robinson reports, April 2009

Local Farms Help to Build Community

by Mike Peroni
for South Sound Green Pages, April 2009

Every day, the morning paper or the bookmarked blog brings an avalanche of reasons to curl back up and put your head under the covers. However, an old cliché reminds me that with challenge comes opportunity.

In my view, it's every human's primordial desire to be in touch with the source of their food and, in the final analysis, what people really want is to contribute to something much greater than themselves. . .


Farm Spotlight: Boistfort Valley Farm

Interview with Mike Peroni
for Puget Sound Fresh, February 2009

PSF: What's fresh at your farm now?

Mike: Rutabaga, beets, carrots, some celeriac, some spinach, we may have some purple cabbage, kale. We have about 3-4 varieties of potatoes, and 3-4 varieties of onions in storage. We have a lot that's under remay that's harvestable or almost-harvestable once the soil warms up a bit. . .

Natalina sits with fresh corn from Boistfort Valley Farm, October 2008

Local Farms Make Run for White House

Boistfort Valley Farmer: 'I Can Grow Anything Barack Obama Would Like to Have'

Date: January 30, 2009 Section: Headlines
By Dan Schreiber
for The Chronicle, Centralia, WA

Two local farms are in the running to relocate their operations to the other Washington -- namely, The White House.

"The United States has a White House chef ... and now is the time for a White House Farmer," states the Web site, which took 100 nominations from across the country for the public to choose through online voting. . .


Boistfort Barn Wins Rehabilitation Grant

Date: July 31, 2008 Section: AP
by The Chronicle, Centralia, WA

A Curtis barn was among 18 statewide to receive rehabilitation grants from the Heritage Barn Advisory Committee last month.

Mike and Heidi Peroni, owners of Boistfort Valley Farm, were awarded $25,531 through the program. The organic farm is listed in the Washington Heritage Barn Register. . .


Farms Still Organic After Flood

Date: April 1, 2008 Section: Local News
by The Chronicle, Centralia, WA

The 17 organic farms in Southwest Washington impacted by December's flood are still in line with organic standards, according to a press release from the Washington State Department of Agriculture.

Field inspections and laboratory analysis of plant samples have shown no contamination by pesticides or chemicals that would compromise the farms' organic status. . .


Life Is Sweet for Walla Walla Onions

Date: June 6, 2007 Section: Food
by Carrina Stanton
for The Chronicle, Centralia, WA

It's not often that people love something that makes them cry. But apparently, the state was able to see past its teary eyes and embrace the Walla Walla Sweet Onion as its official state vegetable. The humble bulb was officially signed into that historic spot April 20 by Gov. Christine Gregoire. . .


Eat Your Veggies

Date: May 29, 2007 Section: Health
by Pat Jones
for The Chronicle, Centralia, WA

The 2007 season of the Community Farmers Market in Chehalis starts June 5, and Market Manager Brenda Book is looking forward once again to the prospect of providing nutritional eating and healthy food choices for local families and seniors. Book said the Community Farmers Market is dedicated to supporting the local agricultural community, and is the only local market in which low-income women, infants and children (WIC), as well as senior citizens in the Senior Nutrition Program, are provided vouchers for the purchase of fruits and vegetables through the Farmers Market Nutrition Program. . .


Delivering freshness

Date: May 3, 2005 Section: Business
by Robin McGinnis
for The Chronicle, Centralia, WA

Mike and Heidi Peroni don't grow the doughnut peach on their Boistfort Valley Farm at Curtis, but they'll often include it in the box of vegetables and fruit they deliver to their customers. "The doughnut peach is very difficult to handle. You won't find anything in the store that tastes as fresh as this," Heidi Peroni said.. . .

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