We believe that freshness is the key to quality food, and that to be truly fresh, the farm where the food is grown has to be no more than half a day from its ultimate destination. We harvest delicate crops only in the cool parts of the day, then put them in the moist cooler so they stay fresh. Even though the lettuce is no longer attached to its roots, and the bean is no longer attached to its mother plant, they are still alive and breathing. Plant metabolism slows dramatically when the plant is cool, so this resting period is the best time to harvest.
We grow everything organically, but we can’t say so because we’re not certified by the USDA. But what’s really important is our belief that growing organically is the best thing to do, for our farm and for our customers.
We refrain from using synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers because we find that if things are taken care of properly, there is rarely a need for such measures. Manures, compost, and other organic fertilizers feed the soil, and the healthy soil takes care of the rest.
Why would we want to add anything toxic to the food that we feed our family, and yours?