This Week’s Harvest
Red Leaf Lettuce
Last week we had our 7th annual inspection for our organic certification with a third party inspector coming out to the farm to go over our input records, seed orders, traceability, etc. and tour the farm and fields. We were always going to run a organic farm and getting certified or not was never in question. We interned on 2 certified organic farms and think of the farmers who ran them as our mentors and we have a huge amount of respect for the work that the farmers who started organic certification have done to establish concrete standards for ecologically sound vegetable production.
Our 3 hour long inspection was a great visit with a long time organic inspector and champion of the movement who really seemed to enjoy seeing our operation for the first time. It reaffirmed our farming practices and our continued desire to remain a certified organic farm. We sincerely feel that we are stewards of the land and what we are doing is good for our health and, perhaps even more so, the health of the planet– and each year we learn and get better at it!