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.