Lewis County Farm Guide
Boistfort Valley Farm
CSA, Chehalis Farmers Market
Owners: Heidi & Mike Peroni
Mailing Address: PO Box 130, Curtis, Washington 98538
Physical Address: 426 Boistfort Rd, Boistfort, WA 98538
Phone: (360) 245-3796
At Boistfort Valley Farm, we cultivate nearly 50 acres of Certified Organic vegetables, herbs and cut flowers for our local farmers markets and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. See us at the Community Farmers Market in downtown Chehalis. Or have an array of freshly harvested vegetables, fruit & flowers delivered to your neighborhood!
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Why is our farm a great match for you?
It’s Fresh! Our produce is grown in season and harvested at its best. Join our CSA and sample more than 120 varieties of local produce, seeded, tended and harvested just for you.
It’s Local. Our farm sells directly to you. The produce is picked fresh, several times per week. And it’s less than 100 miles from our farm to your table.
We Care. We maintain healthy soils, rotate crops, and leave ground fallow to rest the soil. Our farm includes undisturbed areas for wildlife to thrive. We have Salmon Safe certification, and are working with local organizations to conserve riverbank at the farm. We also take care of our employees and ourselves, with fair wages and great produce!
We’re All Yours! We are available all season long to answer questions and provide tips. Plus, we host annual events: a Strawberry Festival in late June, and a Barn Stomp in September. You can visit the farm & see for yourself where your food grows.
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Mountain Niche Farm
We sell direct to the public — farm visits by appointment
Owners: Kimberlee Kerley and Douglas Meyer
Phone: (360) 740-4667
Lambs for slaughter or breeding, fleece roving, hand- & mill-spun yarns in natural or hand-dyed colors for knitting or weaving. Our 2012 organically fed chickens will be available for pick up June 23, July 7 and July 21. Raised with access to grass, not just in a chicken tractor but inside a predator fence, these are free range! Call to schedule your reserved chickens.
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We are conservation breeders of Navajo-Churro Sheep to preserve this heritage breed. I use them for the purposes they were used for when they were brought to the Western Hemisphere in the 1600’s, wool and meat. We strive to be gentle on the land using rotational grazing. This breed is on the Slow Food Ark of Taste, for all you foodies out there!
Occasionally weavings like rugs, hangings or fabric are offered. Yarn products offered at the annual Olympia Weaver’s Guild Sale during the first weekend in December.
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Willapa Hills Farmstead and Artisan Cheese
Cow and sheep milk small batch artisan cheeses focusing on a variety of blue cheeses. Come to the farm to purchase. Select farmers markets in the greater Tacoma and Seattle area. Soon you can purchase direct online.
Owners: Stephen J. Hueffed & Amy Turnbull
Address: 4680 State Highway 6, Doty, WA 98539
Directions: I-5 Exit 77 in Chehalis. Go west approximately 20 miles to the farm.
Phone: 360-291-EWES (3937)
Three generations of our family are involved in raising dairy sheep and making farmstead and artisan cheese on our farm in Southwest Washington State. We have a passion for blue sheep and cow milk cheese and our emerging family of cheeses reflect our love of blue! Together we are sharing the joys and the challenges of life on a family farm.
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We Are Singing the Blues
Inside our century old barn on the banks of the Chehalis River you will find a flurry of activity from sunrise to sunset. Many years of hard work has turned our historic gambrel barn into a fully functioning single 24 milk parlor and state-of-the-art creamery.
A Rare Flock Indeed
Twice a day for much of the year our flock of 140 (and growing) Lacaune-East Friesian cross ewes amble freshest and creamiest milk you can imagine for use in our handcrafted cheeses.
Where Natural Means Natural
Our sheep are raised on pasture without exposure to pesticides, commercial fertilizers or growth hormones.
Our feed is free of animal byproducts and our grass hay is locally grown and nourished by the 70+ inches of rainfall that keeps the eastern edge of the Willapa Hills lush and green. The cow milk for our cheeses comes from a local family cow dairy that shares our commitment to fresh and natural milk.
Quality Milk Equals Quality Cheese
It goes without saying that quality milk is the essence of quality cheese. As Farmstead producers, we are committed to producing both![/expand]
Owners: Jahn and Renee’ Terralumina
Address: 173 Sareault Rd. Toledo, WA 98591
Phone: (360) 442-0801
Terralumina Gardens is a 5 acre family farm located outside of Toledo Washington just off I-5. We do most everything by hand (no tractors) and consider ourselves extreme gardeners rather than “farmers.” We farm as a family, currently no interns or employees.
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Using Biointensive planting practices we are able to produce on 5 acres what would take conventional farmers 25-35 acres to produce, and the practices we use build and nurture the soil creating sustainability for the farm.
We love farming, and are passionate about open pollinated and heirloom crops. We only grow Open Pollinated crops on the farm (No Hybrids).
We felt called to farming in 2006, and left our beloved Seattle for the country as we felt it was the best environment for raising our children, and deeply desired an intimate connection with our food and nature. We have never regretted this decision.
We are foodies. We love to cook, and have eaten better, healthier, and with the highest quality ingredients, since deciding to farm.
We grow food like a fine dining chef creates their masterpieces; with heart, passion, and flavor in mind.
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Rising River Farm
CSA Shares in summer and fall, Olympia Farmers Market May-December, On farm sales — please call first.
Owners: Jennifer Belknap and Jim McGinn
Phone: (360) 273-5368
We are a 15-acre family farm located in Rochester near the Chehalis River. Since 1994 we have been growing high quality organic produce for folks in Lewis and Thurston Counties. We believe healthy food should be affordable for all, and we have strived to keep our prices fair.
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We tend to stick to the more familiar and “user friendly” vegetables and herbs, while still offering a wide diversity. Of the 40 some-odds crops we raise, there are over 100 varieties among them. We grow all your favorites; crunchy sweet carrots, buttery new potatoes, juicy tomatoes, melt-in-your-mouth corn, just to name a few. There is something for everyone!
Our CSA program has many options so you can find what works for your family. We send out a weekly newsletter with farm news and recipes to help you better utilize your share. See our website for CSA details and registration.
At the Olympia Farmers Market we sell veggie & herb starts in spring and produce in summer, fall, and winter. We are there Thursday-Sunday from May-October and on Saturday and Sunday November-December. Our stall is located in the SE wing of the market. Come see us! Senior discounts on Thursdays for those 65 and older.
We offer great deals on bulk produce for canning, freezing, and winter storage. PICKLING CUCMBERS ARE OUR SPECIALTY! See our website for a complete list of crops.[/expand]
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