Our 13-acre farm in Indianola includes two cultivated acres, orchard, pastured poultry, open fields and habitat for birds and other wildlife. Biodiversity is key to our success. We provide our customers with a wide array of vegetables while maintaining a balanced ecosystem in our gardens.

Farmers Rebecca Slattery and Louisa Brown use careful crop rotations, homemade compost, beneficial insectaries and patient observation to avoid pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Though not certified organic, our practices are stricter than the national organic standards. Deep ecology and sustainability are our aims—“moreganic.” —Watch video about the farm by Chris McElroy.

Fresh from the Field wedding flower bookA new book, Fresh from the Field Wedding Flowers highlights the growing local flower movement and includes dozens of photos of wedding bouquets made with seasonal, locally-grown flowers— including a beautiful wedding arbor by Persephone Farm! Written by Lynn Byczynski and Erin Benzakein, the book celebrates the beauty of seasonal and sustainable flowers. From heirloom narcissus, ranunculus and frilly French tulips in the spring to dramatic café au lait dahlias paired with berries and dark ninebark foliage in the fall, the bouquets showcase the floral bounty of each season.

Conscientious consumers are increasingly aware of where and how and where the products they buy are produced. For brides and grooms, using local flowers is a way to make their weddings distinct, different and more meaningful. Learn more about Persephone Farm’s wedding flowers. We primarily serve Kitsap County, West Sound including Bainbridge Island, Hansville, Poulsbo, Gig Harbor and more. Occasionally, for large parties, venture farther afield to the Seattle area or the Olympic Pennisula. Don’t miss our photo gallery of Persephone’s beautiful wedding flowers — bridal bouquets; reception decorations wedding arbors, and of course, boutonnieres.

More info: The book Fresh from the Field Wedding Flowers can be ordered at: www.freshfromthefieldweddings.com
Slow Flower expert, Debra Prinzing has great post and podcast about the book.

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Kale magazine

All Hail The Kale

Rebecca in her spring green sweater and kale

Rebecca and kale

Persephone Farm kale and our “chief kale evangelist”, Rebecca Slattery, were featured in the January/February cover article of Edible Seattle. If you’re on the ferry this month check out the big brochure rack if you’re lucky you might find the back issue free for the taking. Written by friend of the farm, Abra Bennett, the article “All Hail The Kale” expounds on the history, benefits and popularity of this versatile veg. Plus it includes Agate Pass Cafe’s chef and owner Marty Bracken’s recipe for Kale Apple Salad with maple vinaigrette (Rebecca’s favorite kale salad.)

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Bill Richards

January 9 we lost a beloved member of our farm, Bill Richards. Bill was our friend, our support, a terrific husband and a key part of our farm. He will be sorely missed. He went out living life to the fullest, doing one of the things he loved best, rowing.

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All female greenhouse builders

The Persephone crew, proud builders of the new greenhouse

In just a few short weeks with these smart and powerful women we were able to build this new greenhouse. Incredibly good ideas, dedication, an eye for straight and plumb, and a lot of muscle from our awesome interns helped us finish in time. Can you say awesome?!

Under construction — the bows are up!

Under construction — the bows are up!

Learn a bit high tunnel greenhouses. See more photos on Persephone Farm’s Facebook page.

 

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