Growing Practices

We grow mixed vegetables year round using agro-ecological practices on a small scale in Oxford County. We use minimally heated, and solar heated greenhouses to provide fresh salad greens all winter, and grow in semi-permanent raised field beds for the main season.

We practice minimum surface tillage in order to preserve the soil structure, and to protect and enhance the soil biology. 

We do not use commercial fertilizers but instead rely on composted manure, and cover crops for plant nutrition. We opt for manual forms of pest control (row covers, beneficial insects, hand picking), and rely on soil and plant health as well as crop rotation to combat diseases.