The "Fresh Picked Home Grown" farmers want to provide for you and your family the assurance that your grocery dollars are helping to create sustainable agriculture in your community as well as food that is grown and produced locally according to a rigorous code of ethics and standards of excellence. Visit a Fresh Picked Home Grown farm in your area today!
All of our plants are grown on a small farm in Woodstock, Illinois. We are large enough to grow in economic quantities, yet small enough to pamper every plant. We employ typical organic growing methods such as using only natural, organic seed starting mix, soil amendments and fertilizers, and never using synthetic chemicals of any kind. We practice crop rotation and companion planting, which help to minimize soil-borne diseases and pest damage. We recycle, re-use, and compost as much as possible, and use natural mulches such as straw and leaves that not only conserve water, but also enrich the soil by adding organic matter as they degrade. We use only organic and / or untreated seeds, and save our own seed when possible. We also employ several unorthodox methods such as our bug patrolling chickens and ducks, rodent-controlling canines, and the weed-eating guard tortoises in the starting greenhouse!