Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality and most delicious fruits & nuts . . . NATURALLY.
We're committed to bringing you back to the days of good OLD-FASHIONED wholesomeness.
We specialize in CERTIFIED ORGANICALLY GROWN fruits & nuts.
By using organic methods we hope to not only provide you with the most NATURALLY WHOLESOME and DELICIOUS fruits and nuts around, but also to help RESTORE THE LAND to its NATURAL BALANCE.
Soil fertility and nutrition are built through NATURAL METHODS such as intensive COMPOSTING and COVER CROPS to help create a RICH, LIVING SOIL.
A big pile of . . . COMPOST! . . . being applied to the soil.
Lush COVER CROPS are planted to help add organic matter and fertility to the soil as well as to provide an enticing habitat for BENEFICIAL INSECTS.
NATURAL PREDATORS, such as owls and bats, as well as predatory insects, such as ladybugs, lacewings and predacious mites (otherwise known as "GOOD BUGS") are introduced and encouraged to thrive to help bring about a more NATURAL BALANCE. Pictured below: Greg applies "good bugs" (occidentalis predator mites) to peach trees, an aerial release of predacious mites, an owl house, and even a few bat houses.
ALTERNATIVE pest control methods such as black light TRAPS and pheromone MATING DISRUPTION are utilized IN LIEU OF conventional, non-organic PESTICIDES.
WEEDS! Okay, so not everything in paradise is sunshine and roses! We don't use synthetic weed killers so that leaves a lot of pulling, hoeing, mowing, discing, and even, pictured below, weed badgering. (And, let me tell you, cover crops such as the vetch pictured above, just love to grow over, above, around and through sprinklers!)
I just thought this was a nice picture!
Finally, truth be told, in practice organic farming isn't always the storybook image of birds chirping against the warm glow of the afternoon sun that one might envision. In practice, it is actually much more challenging and difficult to grow crops organically rather than conventionally.
However, we truly believe that by using organic methods we can provide you with a MORE NATURAL, HEALTHIER PRODUCT while also helping to promote a HEALTHIER ENVIRONMENT. To us, that makes all the difference.
WE WOULDN'T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY, and WE HOPE THAT YOU WON'T EITHER!
---- Wayne, Jeff and Greg
(Click here to go to the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) web site to learn more about organic farming methods.)