frequently asked questions
is your produce organic?
we grow our produce using the same standards set out by organic certifiers. while we have not currently sought organic certification, our produce does begin with organic seed, is grown using certified organic potting soil, and is moved to our field where the plants are supplemented with organic fertilizers and compost. we don't use any synthetic sprays, herbicides or pesticides on our farm, and our food is never genetically modified.
being able to define food as "organic" is an important first step into assuring the highest, healthiest farming practices to enrich our food systems and take care of our planet. at this point, we believe our standards are set just as high, and are looking at ways to improve the definitions that exist today. we are always looking to become better stewards of our land and improve our legacy as food producers, and believe in doing the best thing for human health and the life of our plants and soils. we believe in integrating systems to work together and promote long-term sustainability on our farm, and the kind of resiliency our land needs to thrive. we believe it's possible to improve the definitions, not just be governed by them, so we've decided to call our food "free" as a gentle nod to our values. who doesn't want free food?
how much land do you currently cultivate?
the dreamfarm currently rests on16 beautiful acres, though we have about 1.5 acres in vegetable production. this includes protected area (hoophouses, greenhouse, and indoor mushroom growing). our current practices focus on newer market gardening models of intensive spacing and quick-crop rotating, allowing us to plant and grow up to three crops in one bed during a season, therefore requiring less overall cultivated area.
do you have a greenhouse?
yes, our farm has one small greenhouse for spring field starts and two unheated hoophouses that we use for vegetable production during the year. our 12'x30' greenhouse is used to house our seedlings in early spring, and shelters our microgreens for duration of the summer. our two unheated hoophouses (26'x42', 18'x96') are used for veggie production year-round, allowing us to harvest fresh greens and roots into deep winter, and providing an extra boost for our heat-loving crops in the summer.