Growing practices at Broadfork utilize ecological methods: compost and cover crops are used to feed the soil that feeds our plants. Raised beds are used to allow close-spacing of plants and to prevent soil-compaction, allowing for happier plant roots! We use organic potting soil and fertilizer, as well as things like fish emulsion and earthworm castings. No chemical fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, or pesticides are ever used on your food and we are Certified Naturally Grown (which follows the same national standards used for Organic Certification).
We are also proud members of the Virginia Association for Biological Farming, Virginia’s state-wide sustainable agriculture organization. (If you care about local, organic food, please join and support the VABF!)
Read these and share!
- Alternative to Organic, Certified Naturally Grown adopted by more than 700 farms in 47 states – Associated Press (AP), August 2013
- Organic Alternative: Certified Naturally Grown – Eat Drink Explore radio interview, California, August 2013
- Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees: Small Farmers Turn to Organic Alternatives – WTOP, Washington, DC, August 2013
- What’s in a name? Making sense of labels – Edible Buffalo, New York, Summer 2013