Methods

Regarding Organic..

We operate a small-scale, direct-to-consumer farm; growing diverse fruits and vegetables without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. We grow vegetables from seed, sourcing organic, heirloom, and open-pollinated varieties. We are passionate about improving land health and farming sustainably. We build soil health and fertility through cover crops, crop rotations, chicken tractors, worm castings, and compost teas.  We employ techniques, such as no-till farming and planting insectaries, to encourage soil biota and local pollinators. We work the land by hand. We deliver produce to the weekly market by bicycle.

Because we are growing food for our neighbors in Spearfish Valley, we are fortunate enough to have an immediate connection with our consumers. We believe that transparency, honesty, and open communication are better than any promise a certificate implies.  If you have questions about our techniques, please come visit the farm and see our production methods first hand. We encourage you to ask questions and get to know our farm.

Safe seed pledge

“Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We
must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for
future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers
who want an alternative, we pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell
genetically engineered seeds or plants. The mechanical transfer of genetic
material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera,
families or kingdoms, poses great biological risks as well as economic,
political, and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered
varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More
research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of
genetically engineered seeds. Further, we wish to support agricultural
progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural
ecosystems and ultimately people and communities.”