Most of the vegetables for our 2014 CSA boxes will be farmed using organic methods. The two exceptions are our sweet corn and winter squash — grown by our parents who farm conventionally. Occasionally, if we experience crop failure of a particular “staple” crop, we will supplement that crop from our parents as well; but we will let you know if that’s the case. After much deliberation and research, we have decided not to pursue official organic certification. Certification is an expensive process, involving tedious record-keeping and oversight, which would be unrealistically time-consuming for our farm operation at this point. After determining that most of our customers care that we use organic methods (not that we be certified), we have decided not to seek the official seal.
That being said, we feel very passionate about supporting the organic movement. We remain deeply committed to using organic and ecologically sustainable agricultural practices — free of conventional chemical pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers and genetically modified organisms. We hope we can be a resource and leader to other burgeoning farms in the northwest Ohio region. We are looking for customers who want to support our farm as it makes this agricultural paradigm shift and moves responsibly in the right direction.