Wabi Sabi Farm is USDA Certified Organic by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS). No genetically modified crops are grown and no synthetic chemicals are used. We plant cover crops on fallow ground for soil health, but will also amend this with compost on crop ground.
We are fortunate to be able to irrigate from a deep well to supplement Nature's rains. To conserve water we use trickle irrigation to focus the water on the crop rows and not between rows. In dry years we are able to irrigate to keep the plants alive, but it is Nature's rain that makes crops produce at their best.
While being Certified Organic by a third party certifier (IDALS), we also strive to grow with a cooperative attitude toward Nature and encourage wildlife on the farm. We place an emphasis on using more physical controls (bird-netting, re-usable weed fabric, row covers, using Surround WSP) than organically approved herbicides and pesticides (although we do use the pesticides sparingly if needed) as a way to increase our beneficial insect populations and native ecosystems. There are acres of ground on the farm that has not been cultivated for the last 8 years and sparingly mowed as a sanctuary for our ground nesting bird populations and other wildlife.
USDA Certified Organic (IDALS) produce mainly through a CSA program and offered to others through the Iowa Food Cooperative, On-Farm stand and as ingredients at a select few Des Moines Metro restaurants.
Season: April through October
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 150
Full Share: Early Greens Share: $100 ($25/week) Regular Season: Full Share: $545 ($27.25/week) Half Share: $280 ($28/week) October Share: $125 ($31.25/week)
1/2 Share: $285/Regular Season Share. Not offered for Early Greens Share or October Share.
Work Req? No
Wabi Sabi Farm has a farmstand that is open on Saturdays from 9a-Noonish or other times/days by appointment only. Beginning in Mid-April we offer Certified Organic Garden Transplants. Then produce will begin making an appearance at the stand around late May. Please email us if you would like a weekly email about what is available at the farm stand.
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