Organic means that we grow our vegetables without chemical fertilizers, pesticides, hormones, or any other synthetic substance. The only fertilizers that we use are natural: composted cow manure, sea kelp, and “green manures” such as clover, vetch, and rye grass. Crop rotations keep these methods effective and our soils free of disease. We work to enrich soil, prevent erosion and protect groundwater. Our food comes from healthy soil that remains bountiful long after the crops have been harvested — which means that you get fresh, healthy produce loaded with vitamins and minerals, from land that can continue producing. We will faithfully follow the rules and regulations of our governing body, Baystate Organic Certifiers, and will engage in commerce with honesty and integrity.