In order to care for all these interlocking parts that make our whole, we practice organic, biodynamic, and regenerative farming. Our vegetables and grains are Certified Organic by Real Organic Project and the USDA, and we integrate regenerative and biodynamic practices alongside our certified organic practices. This means that we always strive to replace and increase the nutrients, microbes, and organic matter in our soil and that we do not use synthetic fertilizers or chemicals EVER for pest and weed control, and we NEVER grow GMOs.
Our animals live in wide open spaces on the farm and eat the diet they were meant to eat. Our cows are exclusively fed pasture and hay; our pigs get a mix of locally sourced GMO-free whole grain triticale, organic veggies, pasture, and alfalfa; and our chickens are fed certified organic Scratch and Peck feed as well as organic veggies and pasture. Both our dairy and meat cow herds graze on our cover crops and hay fields which allows their manure to go right back into the soil, increasing the organic matter and nutrients in the soil we farm, a total win!
Additionally, we don’t farm all our land, leaving ponds, juniper trees, ponderosas, willows, and other undisturbed parts of the desert for the wildlife. This ensures that all the birds, bees, mycorrhizal fungi, native flowers and trees, and other animals of Central Oregon still have safe places to live and food to eat.
These farming practices produce the nutrient dense food that our CSA members rely on, and we make sure that our CSA members have choices when it comes to making a decision about what CSA they need. We offer CSAs year round and members can customize their CSAs by choosing the size, type, pick up location, payment plan, and payment type that works for them. We also offer a market style Summer vegetable CSA so you get a choice in what you take home. No pre packed boxes here!