About the Winner
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We believe that farming is a magical trade. We are proud to be able to nurture tiny seeds into fresh vegetables. We are amazed at how these plants grow and are excited every day to see the changes. We celebrate the first tomato blossom. We cheer the first set of true leaves on every seedling. We cherish the first harvest as much as the last. We are so privileged to be a part of the magical interaction between the soil, water, sun, and seeds.
We believe in feeding our family the freshest, healthiest food. Our family eats from our farm as much as we can, and we want to make sure that everything we eat is safe and loaded with nutrition. If youâ€™re used to eating from grocery produce or even natural foods and some farmerâ€™s markets, youâ€™ll be surprised at how tasty our vegetables are. They were harvested within hours of your pickup time. They were grown without chemical fertilizers and pesticides. They are grown to be the healthiest and freshest vegetables you can get outside of your own backyard garden. Grocery produce is grown for minimum cost and maximum profit. The size and shape of the produce is more important than the ripeness and the nutrition because shipping costs are a huge factor for the grower. Most big agribusiness crops are grown in soil that has no remaining nutrients, minerals, and vitamins. They are grown in sand and fed a steady diet of chemical fertilizers until the fruits and veggies are the right size. Then they are picked or pulled and gassed with ethylene gas to turn them the color of ripe produce. These crops really arenâ€™t ripe â€“ just an illusion. In many cases, organic produce is no better. The grower just used fertilizer that is certified organic.
We value the small family farm. These are the farms on which grows the food supply to meet our needs today and into the future. The average age of a farmer in America is 59 years old. These farmers will retire soon and there are not enough younger people taking up farming. We believe that the small farm is the farm of the future. A small urban plot can be farmed by a single family and serve five to ten additional families. They are appealing to younger farmers because the business can be successful without a significant financial investment. We see an opportunity to bring food production hyper-local, which benefits consumers and farmers, and most importantly, secures our food supply and builds a community.
We believe that everyone enjoys and benefits from local, fresh, healthy produce. We value our familyâ€™s nutrition and we are proud to share that value with you.