We grow organically because we believe that the healthiest farm ecosystems should mimic the resiliency and diversity of natural ecosystems. We rely on compost and cover crops to feed our living soil, which in turn provides our crops with gentle, healthy nutrition. We don't use bagged chemical fertilizers which over time degrades the soil and contaminates our water supply. Just as the healthiest human diets are based on whole foods instead of supplements, we believe that plants too should be given a balanced and healthy environment in which to thrive.

Our pest control depends first on recruiting the good bugs who are naturally abundant in a healthy, non-poisoned system. We also use row covers to prevent unwanted pests from gaining access to some crops, and judiciously use biological and botanical controls to moderate insect and disease problems. Weeds are prevented from competing with our crops through the use of cultivation rather than chemicals. Our attention to good crop rotations and field practices ties it all together by getting plants the nutrition when they need it, breaking pest, disease and weed cycles, minimizing erosion, and maintaining long-term soil health.

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