How do we grow sustainably?
Irrigation:Where possible, we use gravity flow from the mountain springs above to water our fields, reducing the use of fossil fuels and electricity for pumps and giving us the purest irrigation available.
Fertilizing: To minimize our commercial fertilizer use, we inject fish emulsion fertilizer from our ponds through our irrigation system. We also plant cover crops to rejuvenate our field’s nutrients for the next year, and conduct regular soil tests so we know exactly what our fields need.
Pesticides:All of our pesticides are non-systemic . We use only zero day spray — pick (meaning spray and eat the same day) products and organic products. Examples of these are products derived from flowers, such as pyrethrum, which deters pests with natural chrysanthemum extracts, but does not harm them or the environment.