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Remembrance Farm

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Remembrance Farm

Remembrance Farm is a 100-acre Biodynamic vegetable farm located in Trumansburg, NY, in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes region. We specialize in growing salad greens and root vegetables for sale to local stores and restaurants, and to individual households through a cooperative Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program known as the Full Plate Farm Collective.

Through fastidious attention to the details of production, we have developed a reputation for consistency and high quality in the crops we grow. From the beginning, we chose to specialize in a select few cash crops in order to have the time and attention to grow them well.

The name, Remembrance Farm, serves as a constant reminder of the inner desires and aims that initially drew us to farming. We wish to lead a life in which the outer conditions of life support and nurture our inner search for self-knowledge. We hope that the efforts of that search, as they are made real through our work on the farm, enliven the food we produce in a deeper way. Such food will, we hope, support both the physical and spiritual health of our customers as they too seek meaning in this life we share.

Practices

Remembrance Farm is a USDA Certified Organic Farm as well as a Certified Biodynamic Farm. Following is a short description of biodynamic farming:

Biodynamic agriculture is a holistic method of farming which emphasizes sensitivity to subtle processes in Nature, with the goal of producing food that truly nourishes the body and spirit. While the fundamental principles of present day organic farming (the exclusion of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers in crop production) are included in biodynamic agriculture, its breadth and depth exceed that of organic farming. A biodynamic farm is understood to be a living, breathing organism, so farming practices strive to balance the overall health of the farm, in order to produce the very highest quality food. Farmers generate fertility from within the farm, in the form of composted manures and cover crops, rather purchasing inputs from off the farm. A number of special herbal preparations are used in homeopathic doses, some as additions to farm-produced compost, and others as field sprays. These preparations have harmonizing influences on soil, plant and animal health on the farm. Ultimately, the food produced in this way has a vitality that supports human health and development in an un-paralleled way.