Farming Practices

We love that more and more American consumers are reconnecting with the land with a renewed interest in knowing where their food comes from. This dedication to healthy living is a trend we can get behind because, at Farmacopia Farms, we believe in transparency. We want you to know the methods we use to grow the food that you eat and the products you use.

 

The farming practices we follow at Farmacopia Farms all stem from one simple goal:

We want to ensure that in 100 years there will be water and fertility in the soil.

To achieve that goal, we don’t worry about following the latest farming trend. We don’t believe there is a single answer, cookie-cutter farming method. Instead, we pay attention to the land.

We farm row crops and permanent crops across the United States. But how we farm is always situation-specific. We adjust our approach based on the location, the type of farming, the water, and the needs of the land.

Farming Methods

We might follow several different practices to enhance the earth and the soil's productivity:

  • Intelligent fertilization
  • Leave forest or riparian zones*
  • Rotate row crops to add value to the soil
  • Planting using minimum tillage methods
  • Use cover crops
  • Water conservation
  • Use implements that minimize soil compaction

* Riparian zones are the natural boundary between the land and water. Most of the time, having plants or insects provided by natural borders is better for the field.

Use of Chemicals

Because we believe in using the best farming method for the situation and the land, we don’t shy away from treating with chemicals, either organic or conventional. But we are careful with how we use them. We follow Global GAP and PRI practices and adhere to the manufacturer's instructions on the label, a simple step that many farms overlook.

We are a conscientious, good neighbor. We follow protocol, and we follow simple rules of farming etiquette—don’t overspray or overapply chemicals, which could affect the farm, or the crop, next door.

Because we believe in full transparency, we make our third-party testing results available.

Farmacopia Farms is unique in that we plant, grow, care for, harvest, and process our crops. It is rare to find a company such as ourselves that handles your food between our farm and your neighborhood market shelf.

Much like we do everything in our power to help you live a healthy life, we do everything in our power to support the land. In 50 or 100 years, we want to show that we have not degraded, but rather built up the soil. We always strive to leave our farms in better condition than we found them.