We do our work by hand whenever we can, and we minimize the use of machinery as much as humanly possible. That means we build all of our garden beds with our own sweat power. We use broad forks to aerate the soil, rather than shredding soil fertility with a mechanical tiller or compacting the soil with the weight of a tractor. 

Though we appreciate the intentions of the organic movement, we aim to go beyond the limited regulations that official organic certifications require, which means we apply absolutely zero chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides to our fields — not even the ones that are technically approved by national organic standards. 

We aim to work with nature, rather than against it, and to focus on simplicity, sustainability, and resourcefulness as guiding values. You can learn more about our agricultural philosophy in our Farmer's Statement here