Strohauer Farms is dedicated to being good stewards of the land and committed to producing the highest quality of produce possible for our customers. With a growing sector of our nation asking for organic produce, we wanted to be able to provide. Since 2007, we have been organically certified on a growing percentage of our farm. Growing organic produce is both rewarding and challenging. It takes 3 years of farming a field as organic for its crop to be organically certified. Some fun practices of ours in organic farming are using clove oil as a natural sprout inhibitor and fish oil as a fertilizer for our produce. We began growing the fingerling potatoes when we started growing organic produce. It’s believed fingerling potatoes were planted by Inca ancestors over 6,000 years ago.
Mention bees ...
Bee organic. Scientists and beekeepers theorize that pesticides are a factor in honey bee decline. Buying organic is one of the easiest ways to support a bee-friendly planet. http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/blog/whole-story/simple-ways-bee-solution
You can thank a pollinator for one out of every three bites you eat. Bees help produce more than 100 types of crops, everything from almonds to watermelons. They’re also vital to the clover and alfalfa that feed beef and dairy cows. In other words, if you care about food, you need to care about bees. Healthy bees are essential to a varied and abundant food supply. http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/blog/give-bees-chance