Since his first days in farming, Farmer Dave has been exploring methods of better farming. Sometimes these methods may be new, sometimes they may be ancient ways that need only be rediscovered, or old methods using modern equipment. Farmer Dave sees his role as feeding his community in the best way possible. He understands that his customers are placing their trust in him and his ability to provide a healthy product. That healthy product need not only be healthy for those eating it, but also healthy for those working in the fields, for the soil itself and for the global environment.
About 95% of Farmer Dave’s vegetables are grown without synthetic sprays. For some crops, such as sweet corn, this is not feasible. For this reason we are certified IPM (Integrated Pest Management). This requires following the organic principles of green manures, crop rotation, protection of beneficial insects, bio-controls, weekly scouting of fields for pests, and well- timed application of only the safest pesticides when needed.