We are committed to organic growing practices because we know, from years of experience, that it is possible to produce most crops without the use of environmentally damaging insecticides, herbicides, and petroleum based fertilizers. It is more challenging, but much more satisfying to grow food without compromising your health, or the health of water, soil, wildlife, or farm workers nearby. We market locally because it makes sense to deliver the freshest possible produce, to eliminate long distance trucking, and to keep dollars circulating close to home.
For more information about the design of Blue Heron and our farming techniques, you can read our article, 'Putting the Farm to Bed,' published in 'The Natural Farmer' (Spring 2003, Vol.2, No. 56. Page 22).