Nanoose Edibles takes pride in farming organically to the highest stranded. Organic Farming promotes the sustainable health and productivity of the ecosystem- soil, plants, animals and people. Organic foods are farmed in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible way, focusing on soil regeneration, water conservation and animal welfare.
Produce and grains are grown without synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers or GMOs (genetically modified organisms).
Animals are never fed with by-products or other animals, and are not constantly caged indoors, without access to fresh air or opportunities to socialize with other animals.
Processed organic foods do not contain chemical preservatives or synthetic additives like colouring and waxes.
At Nanoose Edibles we use quality compost, cover crops (such as a nitrogen-rich alfalfa) and crop rotation to nourish soil naturally and allow it to rest and regenerate. Plants grown in healthy soil are better able to feed and protect themselves from pests and disease, which means they won't require heavy applications of fertilizers and pesticides. The expression "Feed the soil, not the plant" is a familiar refrain among organic farmers.
We are careful about how they store and compost animal wastes in order to safeguard the air and water systems. They tailor their crops according to the climate and soil to optimize the natural growth cycle. Organic farmers also promote biodiversity, by growing a variety of crops rather than one single crop. Through all of these methods, organic farmers prevent soil erosion, conserve energy and help protect local wildlife, stream banks and watersheds.