Certified Organic Produce
Organic farming is important to us. Not only do we believe in producing healthy food but we are committed to the philosophy of working with the created order and design that best allows for healthy soils , plants, animals and people.
The portion of the farm that grows organic is Indigo Run Farms. It is certified organic and has been for 2003. We have many different vegetables and fruits. Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries are the fruits available for 2009. Vegetables range from asparagus, lettuce, various greens, radishes, turnips, kale, kohlrabi, cabbages, pac choi, carrots, beets, spinach, garlic, onions, chard, tomatoes, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, eggplant, okra, beans, potatoes, corn, peppers, cantaloupes, watermelons.
Some of the more interesting items we grow organically are various kinds of beans. One variety is royal burgandy which produces deep burgandy pods. New this year is Dragon Langerie, an October type ( simular to Tongue of Fire) bean. We also grow some very neat speciality potatoes: reds that are red inside, blues that are blue inside, purple that are white inside, red that are yellow inside, several varieties of fingerling types, Rose Apple Finn, Austrain Cresent, Russian Banana and others. The farm usually has some interesting peppers too. Purple , white, yellow, bell types and hot cherry bombs. Many people enjoy the organic lettuce. We grow a French radish that adds a unique flare. We also have diakon radish in limited quanities.
We have started small for several reasons. We wanted to learn as much as we could about the biology of growing completely organically. We also care about the end product being the quality people would find satisfying. Please bear with us as we grow in volume. This has been occuring gradually every year. Some of the most renown chef's have said that the key to having a successful restuarant is atmoshpere and great produce. They go on to say keep the food simple, don't mess it up. Our goal is to have great produce.
The herbs are being added to each year. We should have cilantro, dill, fennel and basil.
Our organic prices are usually very comparable to conventional prices. So do not draw quick ideas about "paying twice as much ". In fact, I highly recommend you learn as much as you can about why we grow certified organic fruits and vegetables. This part of the farm is operated by Sam.