Growing like Earth intended is our focus
We never use pesticides or inorganic fertilizers. Instead, we protect our plants from pests with physical barriers like row covers or by hand picking harmful bugs from the plants. We also utilize the Earth’s natural growing mechanisms by planting flowers that attract beneficial insects, practicing companion planting, and feeding our plants with nature’s fertilizer.
Soil health is key
Mother Earth already has the tools needed to grow healthy, nutrient dense food in a manner that is regenerative; we take our cues from her. Therefore, we practice no-till agriculture so as not to disrupt the earthworms and microorganisms that are essential for a healthy soil and healthy planet, while simultaneously inhibiting weed growth and increasing the water retentiveness of the soil. Our no-till practice involves a lot of compost, which we make on farm via a variety of inputs: algae from our spring, farm-grown comfrey, horse manure from a local farm, leaf mold from the woods and our own kitchen scraps.
Women-powered family affair
We are a women-powered family farm; whether it’s our minimal use of machinery or our decision to use more time-intensive, on farm inputs, our focus remains to leave the earth better off than when we started. Farming isn’t a job for us, it’s a lifestyle, a privilege and an opportunity to commune with the soil and enrich our lives, our families’ lives and hopefully our community.