Methods of production for our seven-acre farm include bio-intensive soil preparation based upon holistic and sustainable practices. We are a no-spray farm (no agri-chemicals are ever used) that does not cultivate genetically modified (GM) seeds. We are dedicated to carefully preparing the soil and growing food that is in-season and is therefore more resistant to pests and environmental stresses. Since the plants are healthier, more nutrients are available to the consumer.
Although Take Five Farm is not yet identified as “organic” by a third party certifier, we do adhere to the principles of organic agriculture as set forth by IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements – www.ifoam.org):
The principle of health
Organic Agriculture should sustain and enhance the health of soil, plant, animal, human and planet as one and indivisible.
The principle of ecology
Organic Agriculture should be based on living ecological systems and cycles, work with them, emulate them and help sustain them.
The principle of fairness
Organic Agriculture should build on relationships that ensure fairness with regard to the common environment and life opportunities.
The principle of care
Organic Agriculture should be managed in a precautionary and responsible manner to protect the health and well-being of current and future generations and the environment.