Farming Practices & Sustainability:
Our livelihood depends on the quality of the land on which we farm. It only makes sense to ensure the preservation and sustainability of the natural resources that we depend on to grow our crops.
Emphasis is placed on using sound environmental practices with a commitment to food safety and good agricultural practices (GAPs) to ensure safe and quality produce season after season. To remain viable, we must be sustainable. We are committed to using age-old, common-sense practices like hand cultivation (weeding, hoeing) to control pest problems with the least possible environmental impact. We use several resource conservation and erosion management techniques, including but not limited to; cover cropping, crop rotation, and tiling of our fields to improve drainage and reduce runoff. Soil quality is monitored with regular soil sampling so we give the soil exactly what it needs. We have invested in using the latest GPS technology to ensure precise application of inputs and planting precision in our farming operations.
Taking care of our land and resources has allowed us to produce the highest quality, locally grown vegetables on our land for generations. We still farm the original land that John Torrey purchased in Genesee County in 1803 which has been in our family for over 200 years.