Mike Peroni owns and operates Boistfort Valley Farm; growing certified organic produce in Southwest Washington. Located along the Banks of the South Fork of the Chehalis River 90 miles South of Seattle, the farm covers about 70 acres, and in season, employs 25 people. He has been involved in direct farm marketing since 1988 and sells directly to consumers through farmers markets and a thriving CSA program. The farm also supplies select restaurants and regional retailers. Mike shares tips for successful employees.
Think about who your ideal CSA member is. Find them and keep them.
The Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health features an article about AgrAbility in their Fall 2014 edition. AgrAbility staff works closely with the PA Office of Rural Health (PORH) in various outreach activities throughout the state. To learn more about AgrAbility and PORH, follow the link to their Fall 2014 magazine.
Most of us grow plants that we consider to be either delicious or beautiful, or at least, useful in some way. Following is a selection of Mother Nature’s more dubious gifts – some well-known and some that intend to become that way…
A look at the folklore that we use to 'predict' the severity of the upcoming winter.
The Center for Private Forests at Penn State was created in 2011 to help forest landowners understand and sustain the natural resources in their care.
Through the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s “Private Land Owner Assistance Program,” Regional Wildlife Diversity (RWD) Biologists provide free assistance to help landowners better manage their property for wildlife diversity.
Learn more about the members of the Sumac genus.
An update from the Pennsylvania Forestry Association.
An update from the Pennsylvania Tree Farm Committee.
Throughout the month we receive notice of interesting and relevant research and items. These items come from partner organizations. We'll use this space to share these items with you.
Widespread rain is forecast for the state on Wednesday, followed by a cooler, drier air mass for the weekend. After a brief milder spell, more chilly weather coming for the end of the month.
Have you thought about a partial stover harvest? Read about the results of a five-year Penn State study, along with a new one-pass harvest system developed in Iowa.
What did the recent USDA crop expectations report reveal?
Remember to keep weeds in check this fall in your small grains.
Be mindful of potential for problems with forages following a frost.
Some considerations if you would like to test your forage for prussic acid.
Details start to emerge for the USDA’s Farm Bill relative to crop production.
I have heard it said that there are three types of people in the world: Those who can tell you what is going to happen before it happens, those that can explain what is happening while it’s happening, and those who must ask, “What just happened?!”