We are often asked whether the farm is 'organic' or 'conventional'. While we do use many of the same practices, we are not certified organic for a variety of reasons. Our primary focus is on building our soils through regular cover cropping and compost amendments, and disturbing the farm ecosystem as little as possible.
We make every effort to avoid chemical use through frequent crop rotations and pest exclusion, and the result is that most of our crops are grown without spraying at all. If we do find that further action is necessary to save a crop, we opt for an organic-approved product. In the few cases that more intervention is necessary, we opt for the lowest possible toxicity in a product.
Should you have any specific questions we are always happy to discuss our practices with you.
Sarah & Stephen