How We Farm
We strive to use environmentally responsible practices and the least amount of off farm inputs to grow our vegetables. We use our best judgement and the latest innovations so we don’t ever have to use herbicides or pesticides. We don’t use a tractor and try not to disturb the soil unless absolutely necessary. We use compost and organic amendments to care for our soil. We plant native and flowering plants to promote beneficial insects and bees. We believe in the way we farm.
We practice low-till bed preparation, which means we turn over our soil as little as possible. To do this, we skip the tractor and use our two favorite hand tools: the broadfork and the hula hoe. The tines on the broadfork allow us to lift the soil without damaging the soil structure, alleviating compaction. The hula hoe allows us to keep the weeds at bay without the need for mechanical cultivation or tillage. Growing vegetables is as important as protecting the beneficial bacteria and fungi that make up a healthy soil ecosystem. By not pulverizing them with the rototiller and squashing them with the tractor, we have billions of little organisms working on our behalf, helping to unlock nutrients, retain moisture, boost the immune system of the plants, and capture and sequester carbon.
That’s how we do it