OUR FARMING PHILOSOPHY

 

Woven Roots Farm nurtures the soil that nourishes our community through no-till, bio-intensive, regenerative agricultural practices, CSA membership and education. 

 

 

Our farm is dedicated to honoring the wisdom of the past while ensuring the food security of our future. For almost 20 years, we have continued to wholesomely feed our soil as much, if not more, than it has fed us.  Using strict, regenerative farming practices, we now have a total of 1.5 acres in production.

 

We recognize the interconnectedness of all life: soil, plants, microbes, insects and animals.  We seek to only enhance these connections, not to disturb them.  Our farm is cultivated in a permanent bed, no-till farming system.  Our fields are established in 30″ rows and 12″ aisles.  Once these spaces are defined, they remain this way.  This creates compacted soil in the aisles which discourages weed production and nutrient-rich, hand-cultivated beds for our seeds and seedlings to thrive.  At no point has there ever been any use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides here.

Throughout the season, we offer our fields rich, local compost, cover crops, mulches and tender care without the detrimental impact of machinery.  At each planting, our beds are aerated by hand, using a broad fork (also known as a u-bar). Amendments are lightly incorporated into the top inch of soil.  This ensure that the dignity of the soil structure below is not disturbed. Microorganisms, animals, and insects thrive providing an optimal location for the roots of our crops to grow.  When the soil is aerated, but not disturbed, water and nutrients percolate through with ease, creating a perfect environment for nutrient-dense crops.

Additionally, some of our seeds are gathered annually on site. We commit to purchasing our other seeds from Northeast seed companies and cooperatives.  This ensures the strength and vigor of our plants while supporting our regional economy.

With attention to detail, we are proud to offer top-quality, delicious produce to our community. We hope that you enjoy the flavor and beauty of our vegetables and take pride in supporting a local, regenerative farming operation.

Woven Roots Farm
12 McCarty Road
Tyringham, MA 01264

Copyright Woven Roots Farm 2019