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©2019 by Full Earth Farm

How We Grow

Sustainability
[suh-stey-nuh-bil-i-tee]
Noun
  • able to last or continue for a long time

It has been our belief since the beginning that sustainability is achieved through ecological stewardship, personal wellness, and financial stability. Without all three you can not be truly sustainable.
Ecological Stewardship
Taking care of the land we cultivate is not only the responsible thing to do, it is necessary for future crop production. We use cover crops and farm made compost as our main sources of fertility and soil conditioning. Cover crops are an important part of our crop rotation plan and are planted twice a year. Our other crops are rotated based on timing and plant family. We have been Certified Naturally Grown since 2010.
 
We want our produce to be the best we can grow.
That takes a lot of consideration, planning, and effort.
Financial Stability
Selling produce is by far the hardest part about direct market farming. Financial stability is only achieved when the community steps up to the plate and invests in the farms in their area. This can be a hard sell, and farmers often have to travel great distances to sell their products. You can help small farmers in your area by purchasing from them at a market, joining their CSA program, dining at restaurants who support them, and by spreading the word.
 
Help make eating local food normal!
 
Ask your friends to eat seasonally and support small farms like ours.
Personal Wellness
Living at a latitude that allows for year round crop production is a blessing...and a curse. Taking time off to relax, reflect, and rejuvenate our bodies and minds is absolutely essential. We take a month off from the farm each summer to recharge. This is one reason we do not have a summer CSA.