Growing Practices

We value the land, life, and resources that make farming possible, and we do our best to take care of them. Although we are not a Certified Organic farm, we do our best to adhere to organic growing standards. Here is a list of our growing practices. Please contact us for any specific questions about any of our practices.

. “ Seeds and Plant Starts

  • We strive to buy our seed from organic sources (~95%).

  • We start our plants from seed, Except for some of our onions and leeks,

  • We start our plants in an organic potting mix.

    Soil Amendments & Soil Health

  • All soil amendments we use are naturally derived and are approved for organic production.

  • We plant cover crops (like peas, rye, and oats) in order to:

    - Prevent erosion

    -Add and retain nutrients and fertility in the soil

    -Add organic matter to the soil

    -retain soil moisture

    Disease and pest management

  • All substances we use to control disease and pests are approved for organic production (i.e. Dr. Bronner’s Soap, Diatomaceous Earth, and Sluggo Plus)

  • We provide habitat for beneficial insects and pollinators by planting flowers, and allowing some of our crops, like herbs (cilantro, dill, and basil) and brassicas (mustard greens and radishes) to flower.

  • We practice crop rotations to naturally break up pest & disease cycles

“The gardener’s shadow is the best fertilizer.”

-Chinese Proverb