You likely know what certified organic means but what is biodynamic farming?
Farms holding the Demeter certification help preserve wildlife and endangered species habitat, they must dedicate a minimum of 10% of their land base as a biodiversity reserve. They measure their farm’s fertility by the ability of their soil to sustain agricultural plant growth by using green manure, crop rotation and planting legumes and nitrogen catch crops. They build their own compost piles with materials from their farm such as chipped wood, leaves, plant litter and animal manure. They control disease, insect and weed through plant diversity and planned plantings.
Use of mulching and stale bed planting also helps control the weeds. The biggest requirement in biodynamic farming is the use of special preparations that are like healing remedies for the earth. Rumar Farm is certified organic through EcoCert Canada and biodynamic certified through Demeter International. We are proud to hold these certifications.
Here is what we have available this week. Go to the weekly produce tab to shop at www.rumarfarm.ca
Fresh hand-picked asparagus
Heads of lettuce
Rumar Farm lettuce mix
Ruth and Marc, Rumar Farm