At Wingate Farm we strive to grow healthy, delicious produce while responsibly caring for our soils. We thoughtfully select cultivars well-suited to our climate, rotate crop families, and use soil-rejuvenating cover crops. We are not certified organic, but our practices are. We have received several grants from the National Resource Conservation Service to build three"high tunnel" greenhouse structures, which we use to extend our growing season into the colder months, and to house our laying hens. In the spring we move the bedding and manure from our designated chicken tunnels, into a steaming pile that composts for a year. Each spring we use the previous years compost to enrich and fertilize our vagetable fields.
We believe healthy food comes from healthy soils. We do not use any synthetic fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides or pesticides.