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HOW IS CLARION SAGE DIFFERENT?
Our farm has grown and changed along with our customers; our current model includes selling produce via the Iowa Food Cooperative and our on-farm stand.
–Ultra-local in that we are aiming to only serve our immediate community.
–Our product selection is focused on staple items–while exotic items are novel our focus is on providing as much usable food as possible.
–To keep things interesting, we are growing variations on favorite items–red carrots, purple potatoes, and blue tomatoes; many of these varieties are not widely available in the United States but are prized around the world for their taste.
–By keeping our customers in our community, we hope to foster a strong connection to the farm through events, demonstrations, and opportunities to help.
–Our growing practices are 100% chemical-free in that we don’t use anything synthetic or harmful to people or the environment. We use natural and organic methods of controlling weeds and pests, even if this means occasionally losing crops to hungry bugs.
We are not Certified Organic. We do, however, practice growing methods that are synthetic chemical-free, natural, and without any kind of inputs that would not be allowed in growing if we were Certified Organic. We have learned the history of the property and are grateful to say that the land has been in grass for the past several years and has not had any crops, pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers.
We are absolutely passionate about natural and sustainable growing methods as they are not only best for people, but the environment as well. We see ourselves as stewards of the land and practice growing methods that build soil, instead of deplete it. Food safety is also a huge concern when it comes to using dangerous chemicals and we don’t believe food should be dangerous or drenched in harmful substances.
Our growing practices are 100% chemical-free in that we don’t use anything synthetic or harmful to people or the environment. We use natural and organic methods of controlling weeds and pests, even if this means occasionally losing crops to hungry bugs (and, unfortunately, this does happen!).
Please talk to us and we will either consider offering it or direct you to a local farmer who is!
We take cash, local check, and credit/debit cards at the farm stand. During self-serve hours, we will take cash or check, or you can send payment via Paypal.