Organic Farming and the Farmhouse

Here at the urban Farmhouse market & café we support an organic and healthy way of life. Organic farming is also a huge part of the urban Farmhouse demographic. Since 1990 the market for organic food has grown rapidly, reaching $63 billion worldwide in 2012. This high demand has driven a similar increase in organically managed farmland. So what exactly is organic farming? Organic farming is a form of agriculture that relies on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost, and biological pest control. Organic agriculture is an ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles, and soil biological activity. It is based on minimal use of off-farm inputs and on management practices that restore, maintain, and enhance ecological harmony. There are several types of organic farming systems. Biodynamic farming is a comprehensive approach, with its own intentional governing body. The Do Nothing Farming method focuses on a minimum of mechanical cultivation and labor for grain crops. French intensive and biointensive methods are most frequently used for organic principles. By providing the freshest ingredients and organic foods to our customers we are proud supporters of organic farming and all that it is doing to improve our everyday health!