A note about chemical use:
While we don’t claim to be organic, we do strive to only use chemicals when the quality of the crop is threatened. This helps minimize exposure to unnecessary chemicals and to ensure that your produce is healthy and nutritious and delicious. The appearance may not be perfect but we try hard to balance sustainable production practices with a product that you are proud to bring home to your family.
We plant cover crops like rye in the fall to prevent soil erosion and replenish nutrients into the soil when plowed under. We regularly rotate our crops, ensuring the soil is not stressed or stripped of nutrients. We pump water from a pond on site and keep the ditches clear to ensure proper drainage takes place. We pick our produce at the height of ripeness, wash it, and pack it carefully in coolers. We farm over 150 acres in Zeeland and 20 acres of muck land in Jenison.