Our practices are guided by the national organic standards and by our own goals for achieving a sustainable system. Because the CSA farmers and crew have personal interactions and relationships with the shareholders, we find it an unnecessary step to apply for or pay the expenses of federal organic certification. We invite all shareholders and farm visitors to spend a day with us, walk through our fields, and come see for yourself how we farm. Let’s keep it local!
Cover crops are planted to fix nitrogen, build soil organic matter, and prevent erosion. Seeds are organic when available, with the inclusion of heirloom and open pollinated varieties. We control pests primarily through using crop rotations, encouraging diversity, fostering natural predators, and using floating row covers over the crops. Weeds are kept in check by mechanical cultivation and hand weeding.