A Sustainable Farm

What does sustainability mean to us? Sustainability is the ability of our farm to exist without extensive off-farm inputs for an indefinite period of time. We regularly look at all of the complex relationships our farm has with the land, our employees, our community, and local economies in order to ensure the future viability of our farm.

the land

Every farmer has a special relationship with their land. The “Agronomics” part of our name is a reference to the study of production from land that heavily values the future ability to produce. We know that there are complex cycles involved that science is just beginning to understand. For this reason we attempt to do as little disruption of natural cycles as possible. Whether it is our experimentation with no-till farming, our use of compost teas or our encouragement of insect habitats we’re always working to regenerate the natural systems existing on our property.

our employees

Farming has historically been a difficult industry for both farm owners and farm workers. We believe in doing right by our staff as well as our customers and the earth. Critical to any sustainable business is a labor model that allows for all staff to enjoy a meaningful standard of living. To meet this end, our staff is paid a living wage & offered Paid Time Off (PTO). While agriculture requires flexibility in the work schedule (sometimes you just have to get those seeds in the ground before a rain, no matter how long it takes!) our staff work approximately 45 hours per week to help ensure work/life balance. We also continue to explore ways to cultivate young farmers in order to pass the pitchfork to the next generation.

our community

We believe that the best path to sustainability includes our significant involvement in the community. This includes our special relationship with our neighboring farm-centered community Harvest Green, as well as local businesses and community groups. Our CSA members also aid in our financial sustainability by purchasing multiple weeks in advance. If you’re interested in a deeper farm experience (including special farm events and yearly meetings), inquire about our core membership program.

local economies

Community-Supported Agriculture is still a relatively new concept to Houston and we recognize that we must be a leading force in building new food economies (while standing on the shoulders of those that came before us). Also, as our country begins to take a closer look at the products we put in and on our bodies, we must be an educational resource in order to continue to build demand for local sustainable food.

the land

Every farmer has a special relationship with their land. The “Agronomics” part of our name is a reference to the study of production from land that heavily values the future ability to produce. We know that there are complex cycles involved that science is just beginning to understand. For this reason we attempt to do as little disruption of natural cycles as possible. Whether it is our experimentation with no-till farming, our use of compost teas or our encouragement of insect habitats we’re always working to regenerate the natural systems existing on our property.

our employees

Farming has historically been a difficult industry for both farm owners and farm workers. We believe in doing right by our staff as well as our customers and the earth. Critical to any sustainable business is a labor model that allows for all staff to enjoy a meaningful standard of living. To meet this end, our staff is paid a living wage & offered Paid Time Off (PTO). While agriculture requires flexibility in the work schedule (sometimes you just have to get those seeds in the ground before a rain, no matter how long it takes!) our staff work approximately 45 hours per week to help ensure work/life balance. We also continue to explore ways to cultivate young farmers in order to pass the pitchfork to the next generation.

our community

We believe that the best path to sustainability includes our significant involvement in the community. This includes our special relationship with our neighboring farm-centered community Harvest Green, as well as local businesses and community groups. Our CSA members also aid in our financial sustainability by purchasing multiple weeks in advance. If you’re interested in a deeper farm experience (including special farm events and yearly meetings), inquire about our core membership program.

local economies

Community-Supported Agriculture is still a relatively new concept to Houston and we recognize that we must be a leading force in building new food economies (while standing on the shoulders of those that came before us). Also, as our country begins to take a closer look at the products we put in and on our bodies, we must be an educational resource in order to continue to build demand for local sustainable food.

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