Willowood Farm Peregion Beans - Dried - 1 pound bag
- Whidbey Island, Washington
About the Peregion Bean:
The Peregion bean is a small but beautiful heirloom bean from Oregon. Found growing wild in a hedgegrow, the beans are a mix of solid mocha and chocolate swirld beans. Firm with a nutty flavor, Peregion beans are good in soups, baked and just an all around all purpose bean that keeps it's swirled markings when cooked.
About Willowood Farm:
Willowood Farm is located in heart of the Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve on central Whidbey Island, in Washington state. It was started by 4th generation Ebey’s Prairie native, Georgie Smith, in 2002. “Willowood Farm” was the historic name of Georgie’s farm, first used by the descendants of pioneer Isaac Ebey and is a reference to the once abundant willow trees that grew on the waterlogged prairie soil - soil that was was later drained by an extensive system of ceramic tiles installed by Chinese laborers. The Smith family began farming the property in the 1890s and has lived on the property since.
Georgie has reinvigorated her family’s tradition of farming with new emphasis on sustainable and organically grown produce and the same successfully markerting tecniques that has revitalized many small family farms across the United States. Willowood Farm focused on produce that thrives in central Whidbey Island’s mild, maritime climate and the rich, loamy soil of Ebey’s Prairie. Of course, one of the things that Georgie grows is heirloom beans, including the Rockwell and Peregion Bean.
Everything is grown without the use of harmful pesticides or chemical fertilizers, and they utilize healthy farming practices to ensure they put as much into their land as they take out.