And are committed to working hard to bringing the fruit of the earth to you!
We are currently a three-season farm, and with the recent addition of our high tunnel, are working to produce for market year-round.
HOW DO WE DO IT?
We strive to be as economically and ecologically sustainable as possible. Our way of life depends on us educating ourselves on the responsible use of resources, and the needs of our customers.
We are learning new things about the earth, our product, and our community everyday to make our operation better. We believe that sharing this knowledge with our neighbors and customers, strengthens our local health and agricultural economy, leading to long term stability as a farm and business.
We currently practice cover cropping, crop rotation, integrated pest management, use of regionally selected and bred seed varieties, mulching, and season extension techniques.
We have recently added livestock to help us complete our nutrient cycle and improve soil conditions, and perennials and permanent no-till beds to help reduce land-use stress and reduce our resource use.
These practices improve our soil's health, suppress pests, limit the need for supplemental irrigation, and help us continue to move away from the use of synthetic chemicals and fertilizers.
All of these elements contribute towards our goal of providing an affordable, quality, product to our community for as long as possible!
..."What are you going to do to get you soils healthy and mineralized?... If soils and livestock are healthy and mineralized, production is not a problem. This is called leading, versus pushing. Pushing crops and livestock leads to stress and problems."