We believe in nurturing lands to nourish families and by supporting your local agricultural community, you are helping small farmers continue to do the important work they love. Since we all eat, the money we spend on produce is an important investment in our collective future. Knowing your farmer and understanding how and where your food is produced not only leads to better health, it is also an important step towards protecting our natural resources.
At its best, food production contributes to personal and environmental health. At its worst, it can be toxic to our bodies and our lands. Before chemical pesticides, herbicides, defoliants, and petroleum-based fertilizers were introduced after WWII, all food was grown organically, naturally and in tune with nature.
Responsible farmers nurtured their soils by applying organic matter, tilling residual plant matter back into soil, rotating crops, controlling erosion, allowing their land to lie fallow and raising animals in open fields. Land was respected and cultivated with a long-range view toward the future.
Austin Family Farm is committed to building healthier, more nutrient dense soil by employing natural sustainable methods.