Clay and Josie Erskine started farming 16 years ago. At their first farmers market, they had 6 bags of salad mix. 8 years later, they scaled up to a 60 acre plot of land in the Dry Creek Valley. Growing over 180 different crops, Peaceful Belly is likely the most crop-diverse crop in the Treasure Valley. They rely heavily on crop rotation rather than inputs like fertilizer or compost. Water is a constant worry in the high desert climate, and they have 3 different watering systems on their land, including the waterwise drip tape.
Peaceful Belly is known for their creativity and innovation in the farm-to-table movement. They started making hard cider last year, and they partner with local chefs (like Nate Whitley of the Modern) to host dinners right on the farms. Now, they are looking at their next big move, and fulfilling a dream shared by many farmers: owning their own land. Peaceful Belly Farm is moving to a 35 acre plot in Marsing, Idaho and will offer lodging, a cidery, and wine. We are so excited to see what awesome new things they will be cooking up with their move out to Marsing. Find out the latest at their website.
Peaceful Belly Farm Snapshot
Started farming 16 years ago
10 employees work on the farm
Grow over 40 varieties of winter squash
Infamous for their Freaks of the Garden video
Their spinach always flowers on the solstice!