Mountain Cloud is farmed and owned by Darren Cloud and Breigh Peterson. We moved to North Idaho for its abundance of water, large amount of public land and wonderful people. Of our 45 acres we have one acre in vegetable production and one acre in fruit production, the remainder of the land is rotationally grazed by our animals.
Our love for eating good food has inspired us to grow the most nutritious and delicious food that is possible. Our desire for healthy chemical free food and our love for the environment commits us to no till and regenerative farming methods. By using the CSA model on our farm it allows us to connect our community with our love of great food.
We met in the majestic town of Telluride, Colorado over 12 years ago. In 2006 we started and managed a three acre no till, year around CSA and market farm. It was here we were fortunate to have the support and guidance of experienced no till farmers. This support, guidance and friendship has formed the way we farm today. Prior to Colorado, Breigh farmed with her family and with some amazing and inspirational women farmers. Between the two of us we have over 25 years of farming experience from Vermont, Colorado and now Idaho!
In a nutshell we're silly, hardworking, world travelers who are lovers of food and the great outdoors. Breigh has been described as the trojan work horse and Darren as the master of corn hole and all farm games. We have four dogs, two cats, two horses, three goats, four cows, three ducks, one hundred chickens, forty thousand bees, one million lady bugs and sometimes pigs. When we have free time you can find us both in the mountains, Darren on foot and Breigh on her horse.
The rest of our team consists of Tim and Jinelle. Tim, master chef who prepares the most unbelievable melt in your mouth dishes, lives on farm with Megan, the lady who will make you laugh so hard you'll pee your pants. Jinelle lives off the farm but is here often with her trusted companion Sheba, friendliest dog this side of the Mississippi. Tim and Jinelle are some of the nicest folks around and both have hearts of gold. If you're lucky you will also be graced with Will and Rachel's presence, the type of people who just make you want to be a better person.
Our property has been loved and cared now for over four generations and we feel thankful that we can continue this stewardship. This would not have been possible without the help and support of our families, friends, neighbors and interns from around the world.