How We Grow
Lots of people nowadays are becoming more aware of what’s in their food, where it comes from, and how it’s grown. The USDA provides an “organic” label which certifies that the grower followed a certain set of rules when producing his product. However, that doesn’t always mean that the end product is nutritious, fresh, or even healthy.
On the St. Joseph Homestead, we are beyond organic. We are committed to building healthy soil that produces strong, tasty, and nutritious food without the need for harmful pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers. We use local compost and local wood chips on our beds. Amendments are added to the soil that are specifically tailored to its needs, for optimum growth and health. We rarely till, which allows for the natural ecosystem of the garden to be undisturbed. We may not have the organic label, but we stand by our products being just as nutritious. We don’t sell anything we wouldn’t feed to our own family.
But it doesn’t just stop in the garden. For us and many other families, we strive to have a more wholesome life. The modern homestead for us means slowing down, working as a family, and uniting everything we do to our Catholic Faith. Nothing can replace the satisfaction of growing your own food, sitting down to a home-cooked meal, and watching children learn life lessons on the farm. You are bringing the homestead to your table by supporting us. Thank you!