MorningSide Farm is a Certified Organic Farm.
We have put into production, land that has been ignored by modern agriculture for over 50 years. Consequently, it is free of all the common chemical compounds found on conventional farms today.
Cover crops are planted in the fall to stabilize the soil, sequester nutrients and add biomass to the soil.
The soil is fortified with compost made available by local horse and livestock farms. It is further amended with naturally occurring and organically approved minerals.
When available, we choose organically produced seeds. In our greenhouse, we utilize locally created and organically approved potting soils. Our trays and containers are manufactured locally. Heat is provided to the greenhouse via a wood gasification boiler that burns with 90% efficiency. The wood is grown and cut on the farm.
We control weeds with crop rotation, plastic and compost mulch, and mechanically. And when all else fails, painstakingly by hand.
We control insects and microbial pests with crop rotation, mulch, floating row cover, beneficial microbes and organically approved biologically based agents.
Our crops are promptly harvested when ripe and delivered fresh.