How we farm
It’s tough for us to sum up our approach to farming; we could talk for days it seems, and only scratch the surface of our thoughts and feelings about ecological food production. But one of the great things about CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), is that members get a chance to ask as many questions and learn as much about the way we farm as they are interested in.
As organic farmers, we believe that the best way to produce consistent, high quality and nutritious food, is to concentrate on building and maintaining soil health through:
- Crop Rotations – to interrupt pest and weed cycles, maintain soil structure, and manage soil fertility.
- Addition of Organic matter- such as composted manures, and plant material through plough down crops.
- Erosion Control- by minimizing tillage and planting cover crops
- Chemical free production- to keep our soil organisms alive and well
We are also dedicated to the long-term ecological sustainability of the farm and work to:
- Promote biological diversity
- Rely on renewable resources
- Recycle materials and resources to the greatest extent possible
- Function, as much as possible, within our local economy