All of our crops are grown using organic methods. In alignment with organic standards, we use no chemical pesticides and no chemical fertilizers. We do not grow genetically modified crops. Our farm’s soil fertility comes from well composted manure and plant materials, and from growing fertility-building cover crops in rotations that alternate with crops grown for food & harvest. Beyond these basics, we further consider many of the more subtle aspects affecting the life vitality and nourishment capacity of all our crops, as well as the ecological and social contexts within which the farm exists. In this way, we extend organic methods to include biodynamic (BD) practices.