At Homecoming Farm we do not use any synthetic fertilizers or insecticides, and our farm is free of herbicides.
How we farm
We strive to bring you healthy and delicious produce that is raised sustainably and ethically. Here are a few of the things we do in order to produce healthy and safe food, reduce our environmental impact, and provide you with an ethical alternative to industrial agriculture.
No synthetic fertilizers or insecticides
We follow the USDA organic standards for pest and weed control. That means we do not use any synthetic fertilizers or insecticides and our farm is free of herbicides. We do spray naturally derived pesticides that are permitted by organic standards but only as a last resort. We minimize spraying by using techniques like covering young crops to exclude bugs. We are always happy to answer any questions you have about our techniques. Click here to read a report of our 2015-16 insecticide usage
A short supply chain ensures the freshest possible product and fewer "food miles." We combine our distribution trips to town with personal business to minimize our carbon emissions.
Your dollars go directly to the farmer and stay in the community. By contrast, money spent on industrial foods goes mostly to large corporations, with very little of it trickling down to the people who do the actual work.
We don't grow any GMO crops. Period.
Our focus is on growing perennial plants like fruit trees, brambles, and shrubs. We believe this is the most sustainable approach for our land.
Donation of surplus
Any surplus food that we can't sell or eat ourselves, we donate to local food banks.