Organic farming seeks to produce food sustainably by building the soil. Soil is so much more than something to hold plants in place: it is a living, breathing, thriving ecosystem, full of complex biological processes that can provide growing plants with everything they require. With careful organic management these processes can be promoted, and plentiful, high quality organic vegetables and grains can be produced without the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers.
Well managed crop rotations ensure that soil nutrition is maintained, erosion is minimized and disease and insect pressure are controlled. Compost and “green manure” (plants grown and then plowed into the soil while still green) feed the soil biology, improve soil quality, and increase the soil’s fertility. We choose our varieties carefully to ensure that they fit well within our organic management systems while meeting our objective to grow delicious and nutritious produce.