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

Our oldest daughter, Melissa, and her husband Brian are expecting our third grandson early 2019 and we are so excited! Look for another little farmer around here next summer!

If you are interested in being a CSA member in 2019 and you sign up by the end of 2018, we will give you this years pricing ($635 Full, $370 Half, 10-Week $235). You must get your deposit to us by Dec 31, 2018 to qualify!

Gift Cards

Fall is here! A STONE CHURCH ACRES gift card is the perfect gift to give for that fall feeling. Use it to get some apples or some of our fresh pressed cider!

Purchase a gift card that can be used for our market!

You can find the form here.

Our CSA

Thank you for being a part of our little farm by purchasing a CSA. We are thankful for you and really hope that you are pleased with your experience! We welcome your feedback as we are constantly trying to best serve our customers! 

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

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