Certified Organic Produce

                organic  cover crop 

 

Organic farming is important to us. Not only do we believe in producing healthy food but we are committed to the philosophy of working with the created order and design that best allows for healthy soils , plants, animals and people.

The portion of the farm that grows organic is Indigo Run Farms. It is certified organic and has been since 2003. We have many different vegetables and fruits. Strawberries, figs, blackberries are the fruits available for 2014. Vegetables range from asparagus, lettuce, various greens, radishes, turnips, kale, kohlrabi, cabbages, pac choi, carrots, beets, spinach, garlic, onions, chard, tomatoes, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, eggplant, okra, beans, potatoes, corn, peppers, cantaloupes, watermelons.

 organic lettuceSome of the more interesting items we grow organically are various kinds of beans. One variety is royal burgandy which produces deep burgandy pods. We also grow some very neat  speciality potatoes: reds that are red inside, blues that are blue inside, purple that are white inside, reds that are yellow inside. We have interesting peppers too. Purple , white, yellow, bell types and hot cherry bombs. Many people enjoy the organic lettuce. We grow a French radish that adds a unique flare. We also have diakon radish in limited quanities.

We have started small for several reasons. We wanted to learn as much as we could about the biology of growing completely organically. We also care about the end product being the quality people would find satisfying.  Please bear with us as we grow in volume. This has been occuring gradually every year.  Some of the most renown chef's have said that the key to having a successful restuarant is atmoshpere and great produce. They go on to say keep the food simple, don't mess it up. Our goal is to have great produce.

The herbs are being added to each year. We should have cilantro, dill,parsley and basil.New for this Fall will be shitake mushrooms.

Our organic prices are usually very comparable to conventional prices. So do not draw quick ideas about "paying twice as much ". In fact, I highly recommend you learn Potatoesas much as you can about why we grow certified organic fruits and vegetables. This part of the farm is operated by Sam.

 

 bees don't need to be neglected during the winter

 

Current News

                        

  The Produce Market at the farm  is now open for the season. The current hours are 9 am to 5 pm.  Sarah continues to be at Myrtle’s Market on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. She is at the Culinary Institute on Thursday afternoons.  Please sign up for the email to learn what is happening at the farm. You can also check facebook at Indigo farms market to not only learn information but see some pictures of interesting things around the farm.   Up next are some very nice looking squash, zucchini and cucumbers. They should begin next week. PYO blueberries are likely to be ready in mid-June,. 

 The best means of contact is to call during our regular hours or email. 910-287-6794 or 843-399-6902

 

                                 

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