From time to time we are asked if we grow organic veggies.
We grow BEYOND ORGANIC veggies.
We do not choose to certify our farm as organic. The certification process is expensive, and we don't believe in the commercial co-opting of the word "organic". Organic certification standards now often allow practices that we don't see as sustainable or authentically organic.
We grow with absolutely NO CHEMICALS. No Herbicides. No Insecticides. Ever. Period.
Instead, we use crop rotations, companion plantings, herbs, and on-farm circles of fertility to create healthy soil. Healthy soil= healthy crops. Very often plants with good head starts, planted in soil rich in humus and compost, simply do not need the help that chemicals boast to offer.
For us, the ideal farmer works with nature rather than against it. That's why we do what we do. It's a beautiful life.