This workshop will cover procedures and costs needed to become organic certified. Discussions will include soil management, marketing and record keeping. A walking tour of the farm will follow.
Crickets Cove Farm Website: http://www.cricketscove.net/
About the Farm:
We are a working, producing farm. We take great pride in what we grow and what we offer to our community. I have no desire to sell our goods outside of our area; I feel strongly that if growers simply fed their neighbors, so to speak, the current climate of hunger would diminish greatly.
We are USDA Certified Organic and the 1st produce farm in Virginia to have earned Certified Biodynamic status. Other than compost from our farm, there are NO additives to our soil, our crops or our harvest. Utilizing permaculture & sustainable practices makes it possible to grow great bounty and food with exceptional flavor. We also produce some items on our farm, like "Nectar" a local raw honey married with delicious produce & herbs from our farm and we often dry our fresh herbs for winter use.
For more information, contact the Small Farm Outreach Program Office at (804) 524-5626 or Agent Marilyn Estes (firstname.lastname@example.org / 804-481-0485).
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-5626 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.