We never, ever use chemical pesticides, synthetic fertilizers or non-food grade plastics on our farm. Period.

 

We take the health of our community and our environment very seriously, and we make sure that every single thing we do on our farm is a reflection of that. Our practices are transparent, and our approach is the most ethical, sustainable and cutting-edge in small-scale agriculture. We believe everyone deserves to have access to nutritious and chemical-free food. Through methods such as cover cropping, crop rotation, drip-irrigation, limited-till, intercropping, composting, mulching (and many more!) we hope to demonstrate that there can be productive, financially feasible alternatives to the conventional model of food production. We never use chemical pesticides and we have extremely high standards for growing our crops using organic methods.

 

We call our farm Edible Uprising because we believe there is an awakening to the importance of ethical, sustainable, chemical-free farming practices. The health of our bodies, our community, our environment, our economy and our climate all flourish when we produce food responsibly and in accordance with natural systems. We strive everyday to help drive this movement forward and hope farms like ours becomes the norm in agriculture, not the anomaly.

 

Our focus is first on building the health of our soil.  Without healthy, thriving, nutritious soil, the food we produce would be lacking in the vitamins and minerals that keeps the cells in our bodies happy and healthy. Healthy soil fosters robust, pest and disease resistant plants, which sequesters carbon from the atmosphere, and helps to protect our precious and dwindling topsoil.  Because the health of our soil is our primary focus in what we do everyday, all of our systems take this into consideration first and foremost. 

Through our farming methods, we hope to offer everything we can to the land we work and to our community.  We are constantly learning and seeking new ways to become more efficient in our strategies and to nourish the people around us with the best possible food.  

—Alicia & Ben