Food Safety on the Farm Our family farm is committed to growing wholesome vegetables and herbs in accordance to federal and state food safety guidelines. All employees participate in the food safety training program provided by the University of Florida. In addition, the farm undergoes third-party audits and routine inspections to insure proper handling as well as field sanitation.
Sustainable Agriculture What does it truly mean to practice sustainable agriculture? For decades our family farm has practiced integrated pest management to decrease its usage of pesticides. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common sense practices. IPM programs use comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction within the environment.This information is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property and the environment. Our Farm is a Sustainable Farm: A Sustainable Farm grows their crops while protecting their plants, their people and their planet for future generations to enjoy!
We use a balanced holistic approach to farming by using management tools and science/technology to protect our natural resources and our crops. Our growing decisions use best management practices(BMPs) that are designed to be socially, environmentally and financially sound for both our farm’s short and long term future. We carefully follow the University of Florida research and integrate these practices into our farm whenever possible.
♦Our larger fields are rotated with other sustainable family farmers and planted with bean crops so nitrogen and other soil nutrients are naturally replaced.