PROUD to be certified naturally grown

Second Nature Farm is proud to be Certified Naturally Grown (CNG). Founded in 2002, the same year as the National Organic Program, CNG is a grassroots alternative to organic that minimizes certification fees and paperwork. Second Nature Farm, in accordance with CNG guidelines, abstains from using any pesticides, chemical fertilizers, or GMO seeds. We feel strongly that our customers should be able to eat our produce straight from our fields, free from worrying about whether or not it contains toxic chemicals.

At Second Nature Farm we recognize disease and insect pressure as symptoms of a problem, not a problem itself. Healthy plants have natural disease-fighting mechanisms similar to the way humans have an immune system to ward off disease. And plants, like humans, are most susceptible to disease under periods of stress. In this way, unhealthy plants are ultimately plagued by stress-inducing soil conditions. By balancing soil nutrients and adding organic matter we have drastically decreased our insect and disease pressure, and each year work towards the goal of eliminating these issues entirely.

 

THE SECOND NATURE MISSION

Each day our mission focuses and directs our actions. We remind ourselves that:

1) Second Nature Farm strives to provide our community with the highest quality vegetables possible, as defined by flavor, shelf-life, nutrient density, and lack of pesticides and insecticides.

2) Our farm ceaselessly seeks to mitigate our negative environmental impact, and encourage others to do the same. 

3) We seek to connect people to the food they eat, and in doing so create an awareness that purchasing food has significant environmental and social implications.

4) We strive to be a helpful resource for those beginning their own growing endeavors, so that more people may experience the rewards and satisfaction of nurturing and eating their own food.

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NOW HIRING FOR 2019!

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