Stone Church Acres

Farming Practices

Stone Church Acres Farming Methods

We follow sustainable farm philosophy using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) which involves four steps to controlling insects and diseases.

1. Determine if an insect or disease is serious enough to warrant action.

2. Identify the destructive insects. Most insects are not destructive.

3. Prevent an insect from becoming a problem by rotating crops, selecting pest resistant varieties and planting pest free rootstock. These tactics present no risk to people or the environment.

4. If pest control is still required then we choose the least risky control first: like mating disruption, mechanical control (netting) or trapping. If these practices prove ineffective then we may use highly effective targeted organic sprays such as Dipel. Broadcast spraying of non specific pesticides is only used as a last resort. All pesticides used are tested and approved by Environmental Protection Agency.

 

Farm News

It has been a very hot and wet week here which has made picking a little bit trickier than usual. The early raspberries are finished, but the blueberries are ready and we are excited to share them with you this week! Our blueberry plants at the farm here at Stone Church Acres, which are only a few years old, are producing a lot more this year.

Our CSA

Week 5: 7/5 - 7/7

Market and pick up hours: FRI 9:00 am - 7:00 pm  SAT 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

If you have any question you can call Diane Varner at 925-366-4521.

Gift Cards

Give someone a gift that keeps on giving all summer! Our gift cards can be used toward the purchase of a CSA membership or toward any of our wonderful produce in our Market.  

 

Purchase a gift card that can be used for our market!  Our season has officially started!  

You can find the form here.

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