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The Farm

Our farm is what many would call a market garden. We are currently growing on 1/2 of an acre, which seems pretty small, but it's amazing how much you can grow in such a small space! We believe farms should be transparent about how they grow. We hope you find this page helpful and respect our transparency. Feel free to ask us questions about our methods when you see us at market or fill out our contact us form. 

Our practices

We grow using a no-till system. This means we do not use a tractor to plow or till our fields. We leave the soil undisturbed; allowing beneficial microbial life to establish populations in our soil. 

We do not use synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides. 

We manage insects through the use of insect netting and a form of integrated pest management. Integrated pest management means we bring natural predators onto the farm or create an environment for predators to have the upper hand on various pests. This is done by bringing in predatory insects such as ladybugs and green lacewings as well as adding predatory nematodes to the soil. Wild hawks is also one of our forms of pest control. We often have kestrels and red-tailed hawks flying around the property. In order to allow them to be more successful at reducing our pest population, we keep a buffer zone of short grass around our growing areas and try to minimize the hiding areas for various pests. 

Certified Naturally Grown

We are Certified Naturally Grown. This is very similar to organic but more focused on small farms. 

Certified Naturally Grown producers proudly commit to the following practices:

  • Absolutely no use of synthetic chemical pesticides, fungicides, or fertilizers

  • Employing holistic practices that work with nature to address pest, disease, and nutrient challenges, minimizing use of approved sprays, treatments and amendments

  • Investing in our soil, water, wildlife, and air with ecological practices such as conserving water, planting cover crops, rotating crops, preserving buffer strips and protecting pollinator habitats

  • Using organically produced seeds whenever possible and never using chemically treated or genetically modified seeds

  • Providing animals with a healthy environment, access to pasture, and sufficient room to grow and thrive

  • Providing animals with feed that’s free from any hormones or antibiotics, and that’s grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides

  • Always striving to enhance the positive environmental impacts of production, minimize any negative impacts, and continually improve the sustainability of the operation.

We have included a list of all the fertilizers and forms of pest control we use on our farm.

Organic Fertilizers

  • Feathermeal

  • North Country Organics Pro-Gro

  • Boric Acid

  • North Country Organics Sulfate of Potash

  • Lime

  • Allganic nitrogen plus

  • Seastim Liquid Kelp

  • Organic Sulfur

Organic Pest Control:

  • Insect Netting

  • Beneficial Nematodes

  • Diatomaceous Earth

  • Neem Oil

  • Castile Soap

  • DiPel DF

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