Frequently Asked Questions
We farm under Integrated Pest Management which is a system of crop production that manages pests using a combination of organic methods and other conventional practises. These practises, for example, are Cultural (in terms of crop rotation), Physical (like cultivating and hand weeding), Biological (which is releasing good insects to combat bad insects) and finally as a last resort, if we are at risk of losing a crop, Chemical (that is using limited amounts to control pests without imposing on any beneficial good insects). The CFIA randomly selects produce and tests for chemical residue. On the samples taken from our farm in the past, they have never found any detectable amounts. This is an economically and very environmentally sustainable way of managing crops. We have a contract with ES Crop Consult on our farm to monitor our crops. Each crop and each season is different. Check out www.escrop.com for more information on this program. Please contact us know if you have further questions. Thank you for your ongoing support!