Practices

At MX Morningstar Farm we believe that soil health is essential to the well-being both of agricultural ecosystems and of agrarian communities. Our cropping, cultivating, and fertilization practices, as well as our management style, are all founded on that belief. We grow our produce without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. We build soil fertility primarily through the use of cover crops, also known as green manures. In any season, a portion of our land will be in vegetable production, while the remaining acreage will be in soil-enhancing cover crops. Crop rotation allows us to minimize pest and disease pressure, rest fields periodically, maintain a good program of weed reduction, and build organic matter. We believe in comprehensive and balanced management that understands each part of a farm as integral to the whole. 

 

 

We are currently USDA-NOP certified by NOFA-NY Certified Organic LLC.