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Are We Certified Organic?

We are proudly non-certified organic. We do not agree with the backward practice that farmers and growers should jump through hoops to prove they are not using harmful chemicals in their products. On the contrary, we fully believe that the ones to do the proving of safety are those who do use them. Additionally, it is clear to us that the certified organic label has become essentially meaningless over the years, as the guidelines still allow for organic brands to use pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides. That is not good enough for us, or for our customers. We are truly organic.

Our gardens are weeded by hand and pests are picked off one by one by hand, by hose, or even with pruners if they’re big enough (hornworms, anyone?) We employ companion planting to help deter unwanted pests, depending on the situation we sometimes use our own homemade liquid mixture of hot peppers, cinnamon, and other such ingredients from our own gardens. Organic neem oil is also used on a regular basis. The soil we use in our pots and gardens is built from our own compost in which only organic material is used, a reliable organic source of horse manure builds our gardens, as well.

Thank you for your support of our small family business, friends!