Certified Naturally Grown (more info)
Jarhead Farm operates under the Certified Naturally Grown program. I have been an ‘organic’ farmer for more than 50 years and am passionate about the sustainability of the land through sound chemical-free farming practices, and we’re adamant about growing clean food from clean soil in a clean environment for the benefit of my family and customers. All vegetables are from organic seed from reliable sources or from my own seed bank. We do not plow or till our gardens. No animal manure, composted or otherwise have ever been used on our farm. We use no soil amendments (OMRI listed or otherwise), only ‘clean’ hay which puts this farm in sync with all the tenants of true sustainability. All the vegetables and fruits from the farm are grown in open mulched gardens with full sunshine, rain and all those nutrients that come out of the atmosphere. We do not grow in an artificial environment such as a hoop house or greenhouse. Jarhead whole-fruit preserves are made on the farm from fruits grown on the farm. Since we don’t sell our fruits to markets or restaurants our jams are made with whole, sweet fresh fruit and not from the culls left over after the best fruit is sold to other markets. The jam is made in small controlled batches with organic sugar and if required, with organic lemon juice. and pure fruit pectin. All jams are subjected to 10 minute boiling water bath before final labeling.
We now offer eggs from free range Lavender Orpingtons. These are medium to large brown eggs and they’re delicious. Their diet is augmented with non-GMO layer pellets that contain NO SOYBEAN (because we currently don’t have a source for soy-free organic feed).
And I’d like to extend a warm invitation to anyone that would like to visit Jarhead Farm here at:
70 Stonewood Ct
Toccoa Ga 30577
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