We love vegetables!
We became vegetable growers because we love vegetables. How healthy and tasty and versatile they are in the kitchen. We eat them like nobody’s business and we’re always on the look-out for interesting new varieties. Our hope is to encourage everyone to be as excited about beautiful, delicious, organic vegetables as we are. We are always on the look-out for new recipes to inspire us (though we rarely follow a recipe exactly!), click here for our monthly recipe inspirations.
Our vegetables are organic.
The principles of organic farming are:
- Health – Organic farms sustain & enhance the health of soil, plant, animal, human, and planet as one and indivisible.
- Ecology – Organic farms should be based on living ecological systems and cycles, work with them, emulate them, and help sustain them.
- Fairness – Organic farms should build on relationships that ensure fairness with regard to the common environment and life opportunities.
- Care – Organic farms should be managed in a precautionary and responsible manner to protect the health and well-being of current and future generations and the environment.
We are certified organic through Ecocert Canada.
To learn more about organic practices and philosophy, check out our blog posts like, Celebrating Organic Agriculture, The Future of Organic Farming, and Sitting Around the Organic Table.
Our vegetables are nutrient-dense.
This means that we’re not just making sure our soil has the minerals needed to grow healthy vegetables. But we’re also building soil for sufficient minerals to benefit the humans eating our vegetables.
When soil is teeming with life and vitality, it can grow vegetables that are vibrant and better able to protect themselves from insect and disease pests.
To learn more, read our blog post called Nutrient-Dense Farming.
Our vegetables are grown without pesticides – including organic ones.
We focus on creating and maintaining a healthy farm ecosystem. One that contains a balance of pests and predators. Rather than using organic-allowed pesticides, we encourage natural predators and use physical barriers (like netting) to exclude pests.
Our vegetables are safe.
Making sure our vegetables are safe for our customers and ourselves to eat is so important to us. We’ve implemented a voluntary food safety plan for our farm. Our produce is always rinsed in clean drinking water from our well that we test regularly. And we store our produce in ideal conditions.
To read more about food safety, check out our blog post What is Safe Food?
If you want to learn how to properly store winter vegetables in your home, read our blog post Storing Your Veggies for Winter.