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Greetings local food lovers!
New this week: Burpless Cucumbers from the Living Farm
Ever find slugs in your cabbage or aphids on your lettuce? These annoying garden critters are a sign of truly chemical-free farming, the leaves (fruit, root, etc) that we are about to eat is still a habitat for living creatures and not coated with toxic chemicals. So what do our farmers do to manage these pests and keep their crops from getting eaten to the ground by grasshoppers or caterpillars? Organic pest management techniques could (and do) fill volumes, but a few that are used by our farmers include: chicks and guinea hens to eat the grasshoppers, predatory insects such as lacewings to eat aphids and collars around baby seedlings to fend off the cutworms. Lots more work than just applying a spray, but is sprayed food really food anyway?
Thanks for supporting these hardworking farmers who keep your food safe and delicious!
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