How we Farm @ Whitten Family Farm
We aim to provide local, naturally grown food to our neighbors.
Striving to meet your needs while upholding our firm convictions in respecting God’s creation.
Our Farm - Our Principles
and How we Grow
We grow our produce using the Non-certified ORGANIC method and have signed the NOFA Farmer’s Pledge.
We never use GMO seeds, synthetic chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides or herbicides.
Cover crops and rotational plantings help fortify the soil, and reduce weed, pest and disease pressure.
Organic Sea Mineral Products are used to supplement our natural farm fertilizer and increase nutritional value.
We have a diversified farm which includes a few pigs, cows, horses, turkeys and chickens. Our cows and horses have access to their barn and pasture, are fed hay in the winter, and graze during the rest of the year. They are not fed grain. Our pigs and poultry have pasture access and are fed a mixture of certified organic feed that is not local, local corn grown organically but not certified organic, excess garden produce, and some waste food. We do not use antibiotics, synthetic chemical wormers, growth enhancers or hormones.
Our Family Farm is not just a business for us but a conviction. We believe that people are entitled to know how their food is raised and make decisions that affect their health and that of future generations. We care about God’s Creation, You & the Earth.
We assert that our moral convictions from God have given us the desire to provide the healthiest food possible for our own family and that these standards are upheld in regards to everything that we grow and sell.
I hope that you find the great diversity and abundance that God provided us displayed through many bountiful and delicious harvests to feast your eyes and palate upon. Give Thanks!
“The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.” Gen 1:12