As of July, 2015 all of our fields are now USDA Certified Organic. Since we started farming in 2010 we have gone above and beyond the NOP guidelines. We do not spray any chemicals, even those approved for organic use. Instead we use extensive crop rotations, cultural controls, biocontrol methods like releasing parasitoid wasps to control cabbage moths, and selection of more disease resistant varieties of vegetables. We do not plant into plastic because we would rather hoe than add waste to the landfill each year.
Since we began the transition process back in 2011 to become certified organic we have worked closely with MOSA. Each year an agent comes to our farm to inspect our fields, growing structures, and our records to renew our certification. We have an Open Door Policy for all of our members and all of the records and a tour of our fields are available at any time. For more information on our certifying agent you can go to their website.
In 2019 we became members of the Dane County Farmer’s Market (DCFM). You will see us vending every Wednesday from May through early November, and on Saturdays in May. For the 2021 season we will be listing our products for pick up a the DCFM through WhatsGood.
In 2021 we have applied to be Real Organic Project certified. We will post more information after our application has been processed.