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Blue Heron Farm

CSA certified organic since 1987


( Member since April 2011.  Listing views:2655 )

WebSite:
www.blueheronorganic.com
   
Address:
1641 Shaw Rd
City, State: LodiNew York      Zip:14860-9626
Phone: 607-582-6336    Fax: same - call first
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We are very committed to maintaining the health and biodiversity of our farm, and growing the most nutritious and tasty food possible. We use beneficial insects to eat pests like aphids in the greenhouses, and create habitat in our fields for beneficials and insect-eating birds. When insect or disease pressure becomes troubling (which is rare), we use only the least toxic, OMRI approved organic sprays. We grow covercrops, which include nitrogen –fixing legumes to improve the organic matter of the soil. For additional fertility, we use composted chicken manure, which improves the microbial health of the soil, while breaking down slowly to feed the crops without polluting groundwater. From the very beginning we have made season extension a main focus of our operation. The first high tunnels were built in 1990, and the first greenhouse in 1995. Today, we have two permanent high tunnels, (or hoop houses, as we usually call them), and four greenhouses. We use these growing areas for both crop production (mainly early and late greens, peppers and tomatoes) and to grow plants for sale. Unusual annual flowers, annual and perennial herbs, and many different kinds of vegetable transplants are sold in the spring to ambitious and environmentally conscious local gardeners. Fall storage crops are a big part of season extension as well. We plant a large percentage of our acreage to root vegetables, as well as cabbage, onions, garlic and winter squash. Around 1993, we began to build efficient storage rooms, both refrigerated and heated, in our 2 story 1880’s barn. We found that we could store a wide variety of crops and provide top quality produce to our customers all winter long. We're a member of the Northeast Organic Network
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