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

Even though it is getting colder, we are still picking produce!  This week we have the winter squash (butternut, acorn, spaghetti), sweet peppers, portuguese kale, corn, apples, summer squash, onions, bok choy, swiss chard and fresh apple cider    

Our CSA

CSA is finished for the season.  Visit our Market:

Market 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 is coming to an end for this season, but a gift card can be used for next season too!

You can find the form here.

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