At Osprey Farm we grow food, soil, and community. We grow a diversity of vegetables, grains, dry beans, and fruit using practices that build the soil and promote the health of our local community. All of our crops are grown without the use of GMOs, chemical pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, or any other poisonous or harmful substances.
Osprey Farm is located in Willamina, OR on 12 acres of soil in the floodplain of Willamina Creek. We have been producing food for the Salem community since the Spring of 2013. We encourage all of our customers and CSA members to come out and visit our farm.
To manage pests and diseases, we take advantage of our extremely diverse array of crops by rotating crops around the farm so that diseases and pest populations don’t build up and get out of control. We use practices that build healthy soil, which produces healthy plants that are capable of fighting disease. We also plant species that support beneficial insects and promote ecological balance.
For our primary, immediate fertility needs (Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium) we use a composted chicken manure product produced locally. For long term fertility, we use cover cropping to capture, store, and recycle soil nutrients, build soil organic matter, limit erosion and leaching, and promote a healthy functioning soil ecosystem. Our goal is to create the healthiest soil ecosystem possible in order to produce the highest quality and healthiest food. As the old adage goes: It is the soil that feeds us.
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