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