Uproot Farm is Certified Organic.
In 2016 we will have only 7 of our 30 acres in vegetable production and each field gets planted to a cover crop at some point in the season, either before or after the vegetables. Through cover crops and compost applications, our goal is to rebuild the soil after years of conventional production. With the additional 20 acres we began renting in 2013, we are able to keep more than half of our land in cover crops each year, giving it a chance to rest and rebuild, and to provide for a diverse ecology on the farm.
Cover crops from top left:
Oats and Peas, Buckwheat, Sorghum Sudan Grass and Soybeans, Rye and Hairy Vetch.