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Everything we grow is produced using ‘beyond organic’ methods.  We do not use any commercial pesticides or herbicides on our garden whether they are certified for organic use or not.  We believe in using what we can produce on our own.  It is the only way we can be 100% certain that what we produce is grown with two things in mind: preserving flavor and promoting health.  Growing fruits and vegetables is the conduit we use to serve our local community.  Every step forward we take as farmers is to grow better not bigger and we invite you to grow with us.

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We are able to avoid the use of chemical pesticides and herbicides by utilizing two important methodologies: Hard work and elbow grease.  We weed by hand and we plant smart.  We implore physical barriers in order to prevent pests from getting  into our more delicate crops.  We rotate our crops, we compost and we rely on our experience to stay ahead of the bugs and disease.  So far these methods have proved successful for us and we are proud to share that Jess and I produced and distributed 36,000 pounds of organic fruits and veggies for our 75 memberships last year which translates into $1.20 per pound to $1.90 per pound of organic produce throughout the season.  What a deal!  and most importantly this price reflects a sustainable system for us, the farmers, for our members and for the ecosystem of the farm.  That is a win, win win!

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As farmers we enjoy and celebrate the amount of variety (with over 60 different kinds of vegetables and even more varieties of each) and bounty each season! We feel blessed as farmers in the Pacific NW to be able to grow such a beautiful array of vegetables for our community.  From berries and melons to brassicas and winter squash we can grow just about anything here! Every season we try out a few dozen or so new veggies and varieties.  Making our seed list in January is one of our favorite things to do in the winter… checking our notes and remembering which varieties grew the best, tasted the best etc.  Eating seasonally doesn’t get any better than living in the NW.  To learn more about our CSA, visit our CSA page!

 

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