Why We Grow the Way We Do

Our CSA is not just about providing a box of fresh vegetables.  We are trying to provide nutrient dense food grown in a sustainable way to our local community - nourishing them, ourselves and the earth throughout.We have identified several sustainability indicators which we are trying to achieve on our farm:

  • Providing local food security
  • Conserving the natural resource base
  • Being socially responsible

We are trying to achieve these goals through:

  • Respecting all life on the farm - human, animal, plant and mineral;
  • Providing nutrient dense food to the local community at a price which reflects its true cost to produce;
  • Building soil life and soil humus;
  • Protecting soil life, our clean water supply and our ecosystem by not using chemicals;
  • Using energy efficient farming practices;
  • Trying to reduce our farm inputs and sourcing those that we do need locally;
  • Involving the community, through conversation and work share programs, in the story of how their food is grown;
  • Building relationships with the community based around the produce they are eating and we are growing in order to better provide for each other;
  • Using soil blocks (which are pressed seedling blocks that use no plastic) for our seedlings;
  • Using many recycled products on the farm such as recycled wood, recycled plastic seed trays, old farm machinery;
  • Reusing plastics that we need for several seasons.
  • Offering a fair wage and/or fair exchange to all those who work on the farm;

We are so happy to have our CSA members alongside us in this.