Growing Practices

How We Grow on Our Farm

Norman’s Farm uses integrated pest management, (IPM) to provide you the highest quality and safest food possible.  We are not an “organic” farm, although we employ many organic methods. Our crops are protected from insect and fungus problems by using primarily organically approved spray materials.  We are not able to claim to be organic, in part, because some of the fertilizers, applied through the irrigation system, are not available in “organic form”.  We try and minimize the need for spraying by selecting varieties with the highest disease resistance and by monitoring our fields, applying pesticides only when necessary. It has always been our policy to use organic options whenever possible and are always looking to adopt new and safer practices. Our aim is to provide you with the best quality and safest food that we can possibly produce.