Is your corn GMO? This is increasingly a more popular questions. I am glad to hear of the increased awareness about genetically engineered foods. Our sweet corn, nor our any of our other vegetables, genetically modified organisms (GMOs). There is increasing evidence on the risk of genetically engineered foods and we intend to stay away from those.
When will corn be ready? We hope to have corn available in about three weeks. It has tasseled and is forming ears. The Farm Market will open a few days before we anticipate the corn being mature. You can call us or visit this website for updates on that.
When will beans be ready? The pintos are typically ready around the beginning of September and the bolitas around the middle to end of September.
How are the crops doing? Aside from some hail that caused some damage last week, the crops are looking good. The installations of sub-surface drip over the last few years has provided us with substantial water savings. Therefore, by the Lord's grace, we are still irrigating and growing vegetables. Recent rains have been a blessing, as well!
Are you organic? No, we are not. We use those practices in growing many of our vegetables, particularly those in our garden, sold at the Farm Market. The sweet corn continues to be grown conventionally. We evaluate all of crops for the safety of our growing practices. If we cannot grow a safe product that we are glad for our children to enjoy, then we make a change. Please visit http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/ to view their Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce. Sweet corn is on their Clean 15 list. Additional research on our part, has proven that sweet corn retains little to no pesticide residue in the kernel. Our growing practices are not only based on safety, but also on the ability to provide nutritious, local produce that is affordable for our community.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to email or call us.