The portion of the farm that grows organic is Indigo Run Farms. It is certified organic and has been since 2003.
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.
What Is Organic Farming – At it’s finest and most fundamental, Organic Farming is - or should be - a method of growing food while also nurturing the native beneficial life cycles surrounding the farmed area. Examples of this are many and will be different on every farm. On our farm this means planting crops or leaving certain crops past their prime to feed our native pollinators as well as the honey bees. It also means leaving forested areas to harbor birds, which eat lots of the insects that damage our crops. The undergrowth that surrounds our ponds provides a safe place for the many smaller animals while the taller bushes around fields can provide wind buffers during storms.
About Sprays, Chemicals and GMO Plants – As part of the invention to nurture the farmland and surrounding areas and also in compliance with the USDA Organic Certification we do not use synthetically produced sprays or fertilizer in our organic fields. We do not believe that GMO foods are safe and will never grow them.
Why Eat Organic – In Addison to being free from questionable chemicals the organic crops have the added advantage of years of soil-building. (This is something we are working on in all our fields but the certified organic fields have had this nutrient- dense edge longest.)
Our crop selection changes with the seasons, from strawberries to squash or potatoes tto carrots. The easiest way to know what we’re harvesting now is to visit our Seasonal Produce page or sign up for our emails.