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 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 do our best to buy our seed from organic sources (~95%)

  • With the exception of some of our onions, leeks, we start our plants from seed.

  • We start our plants in an organic potting mix

    Soil Amendments & Soil Health

  • Any soil amendments we use are naturally derived and are approved for organic production (l

  • 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

  • Any 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 flowering plants, 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 best fertilizer is the gardener’s shadow”
— Chinese Proverb
Kale starts in soil blocks.

Kale starts in soil blocks.

Morning sun & dew on an oat cover crop.

Morning sun & dew on an oat cover crop.

Cover crop of oats & winter pea after a frost.

Cover crop of oats & winter pea after a frost.

Bumble bee snoozing on a dill flower.

Bumble bee snoozing on a dill flower.