One of the principles of organic farming is diversity. This means that many different
creatures and plants are grown or encouraged. The FlyingJFarm grows corn, soybeans,
wheat, and hay in a four-season rotation and offers the first three to organic neighbors
for poultry, hogs, and dairy cows. Hay is used for the cows and horses. A herd of
grass-fed, organic beef cows is included because they provide diversity and fertilizer
for the grain crops, they occasionally fit into the crop rotation for weed control,
and they are of interest to urban guests. Grown on grass and hay with no chemicals,
antibiotics, steroids, and hormones, studies have shown that they have 70 percent
less cholesterol and they represent a healthier source of food than conventional
beef for those who must eat meat.
We will plan to start offering products during the week of May 15 (earlier if weather
permits) and end during the week of September 30 (later if crop is available).