Here's the dirt on regenerative farming
Healthy soil is a bustling ecosystem of roots, fungi, nematodes, fungi, worms, and millions of microbes. But when over-tilling and misuse of farmland suck the life out of the soil, food crops suffer.
Regenerative agriculture is about growing food without chemicals by sustaining healthy soils. With regenerative practices, farmers can keep soils healthy and even restore degraded soil. So it can produce good food, season after season after season.
Creating the healthiest possible soil
We love that organic farms use no synthetic pesticides. But regenerative farmers pursue even more holistic practices. They’re boosting biodiversity by planting trees among their crops. They’re creating permanent habitats on their farms for pollinators and pest predators. Planting perennials rather than annuals. Every regenerative farm has its own customized plan and strategy based on its unique environment, geology, and biological factors.
Regenerative farms may cost a bit more to operate in the short term. But instead of focusing on maximizing immediate profits, regenerative strategies look toward the future—to support localized food production, help reduce fossil fuel usage, and preserve the vitality of the soil.
Let’s support regenerative farmers with our forks
As a family-owned company, we care about the health of our land, the climate it depends on, and the generations ahead of us who will be here, eating locally-raised foods. We don’t just believe in regenerative agriculture. We live by it—and you can too.
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