Farming Principles & Practices
Our Market Garden & CSA is under the umbrella of Meadow Lynn Farms (dairy & strawberries). The difference is that our market garden is farmed ‘biointensively’. Our market garden is not certified organic, however; we are pesticide-free.
Our partnering farms feel the same way we do, and these values are important to us!
Our Market garden is grown on reclaimed land. The field where we grow our vegetables was a hay field for over 20 years and has now been converted to gardens. We farm most of our vegetables in permanent raised beds.
It would be great if mother nature would provide us with a little sprinkle of rain each week. – But that’s not always the case. Irrigation is our next best option to ensure crops produce well. Our water is pumped from a spring-fed sand point on our farm and filtered through our UV treatment system.
We try our best to grow healthy plants, which are less susceptible to disease and pest pressure. But we do use insect netting and compost tea to protect some of our most sensitive plants. – The gardens are pesticide-free, but the rest of the farm is conventional.
Our partnering farms share the same values we have. So you can trust that you are getting the best for your family.
Did you know that other than sweet corn, and squash, there are no other GMOs commercially sold for veggie production? Our seed for our market garden is not treated and non -GMO.
We try to mix it up using a variety of heritage, heirloom, open-pollinated and hybrid seeds.
We use compost from our dairy barns to help fertilize our soil for the market garden. Although our dairy herd is not organic, we feel that our compost is an excellent source of nutrients for our gardens.
Composted manure is different than regular manure that you get from other farms- here’s why: Composted manure has been allowed to heat; which helps create a more stable nutrient source, as well as kills weed seeds and pathogens.
our dairy herd
Meadow Lynn Farms originally started as a dairy farm- and it is still the largest proponent of the farm today. To find out more about our dairy cows, and our strawberry patch, come take a tour of our farm or visit us on the web @ www.meadowlynnfarms.com