farming practices

Our Approach

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At Sun One Organic Farm, we believe human power is the ultimate way to reconnect with nature and grow the healthiest food possible.

Our organic crops are free from pesticides, herbicides, or artificial fertilizers of any kind. GMOs are forbidden. The use of machinery is minimized to reduce the harmful impacts to the environment and to the land. We also are transitioning more and more of our farm beds to a No-Till system whose aim is to enhance and enrich the soil instead of wearing it down with mechanized tillage.

We at Sun One Organic are firm believers that healthy soil creates healthy plants which enhances the health of those who eat the bounty of the harvest.

Putting the 'Community' in CSA

We live in an era where the CSA model is under siege from large corporations that advertise pre-packaged boxes of veggies as "local" - shipped in from hundreds of miles away!

Sun One Organic Farm is committed to upholding ethical and transparent farming practices. We believe a farm is only as good as the people involved. That's why we strive to be more than just good farmers - but good people.

Whether it's hosting open events or farm tours, showing the community how we operate, we maintain an open-door policy so those interested may come take a walk on the Organic side!

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Regenerative Agriculture

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The conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive systems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of the landscape with people providing their food, energy, shelter and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way.

 

That's how Permaculture is described, and those are the principles we take to heart on the farm. We have one small tractor that we use to start new plots. Besides that, all of our crops are labors of love and hard work with hand tools only. Machine tillage is harmful to the microbial life that the soil needs to feed nutrients to our crops.

 

Along with adding compost and other minerals, we sow seeds of cover crops to replenish missing nutrients from previous growth cycles. The constant addition of beneficial elements to the soil to build it year over and avoidance of tillage are the key components of regenerative agriculture.