Produce

The bulk of the harvest from our garden goes to feed the family and to make storable products like pesto for eating in the winter. If we have a surplus of a particular item, we will take it to market to sell. We also try to bring things that other vendors aren’t bringing. Instead of calling our produce organic or naturally grown (both terms that have lost much of their meaning), we call our produce ecologically grown. This means that not only are we not spraying synthetic chemicals(or any at all), and not adding synthetic fertilizer, but we are actually seeking to improve the health of the entire ecosystem through our land management practices. This means building soil through composting and mulching, improving wildlife habitat in and around the garden, keeping honey bees and encouraging native pollinators, and more.

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Native bumble bee on echinacea flower

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A day’s harvest of raspberries to be used for making mead

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Winter squash and asparagus in background, mulch is always covering the soil

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Parasitic wasp eggs on tomato horn worm

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Tromboncino squash growing on greenhouse frame in the summer

 

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