Pair with a sweeter dressing - gorgeous colour for salads that pop.
When asked how we address any issue on the farm (bugs, weeds, flavour), it comes down to one factor: how we steward our soil. It is the foundation of everything from the viability of the farm, to the vitality of our food. Taste, nutrition, and farm resiliency begins and ends with soil. Period. We pride ourselves on being excellent stewards of our land and we know that is demonstrated in the flavours and vibrance of our food.
We practice an organic agricultural system that achieves maximum yields from a minimum area of land, while simultaneously increasing biodiversity and sustaining the fertility of the soil. We practice multi-succession planting and intensive spacing, which not only maximizes yields, but also creates a crop canopy that deters weed seed and protects soil from being left bare.
We believe strongly in maintaining soil structure. One way we do this is by reducing our tillage. In cases when tillage is needed, we employ precision tools such as a power harrow that only ‘stir’ the top tiny layer of soil, leaving all the soil structure below intact. By reducing how much we till, we are able to build very fertile soil that supports healthy plants (and the most nutritious food!)