cucamelon
sweet peppers
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dessert pears
heritage breed chicken eggs
baby ginger
 

 

Product Availability

 

Please click here for a product availability list by calendar month.  Please note product availability is based on historical data and does not guarantee future harvests which are dependent on many unpredictable variables.

 
Production Practices

  • Carbon Farming – a variety of practices that sequester & store atmospheric carbon in soil & plants (wood, leaves, roots)

  • Regenerative / Sustainable / Organic / Perma-/Polyculture / Agroforestry / Biomimicry / Agroecology

  • Compost (sawdust, manure, biochar, vermicompost, bones, seashells)

  • Filtered Water (whole house, on point watering)

  • Prairie Burns (annually 1995-2005 then mosaic)

  • No Tilling (mulching: sawdust, debris, manure, sheet)

  • Eat the Weeds (identify, educate, entice customers)

  • Whole Organic Animal Grains (unmilled, free choice)

  • Soil Regeneration and Testing since 1995

  • No Synthetic Fertilizers, Herbicides or Insecticides

  • Insect Exclusion/Deterence (fabric, traps, diatomaceous earth, pickling lime)

  • Produce plant ripened (Tree, Bush or Vine)

  • Wild Bird Diversity

  • Custom Harvests (no cold storage)

  • On Farm Bee Pasture/Pollination services by wild pollinators/honeybees

  • Perennial Cover Crops (pasture, prairie)​

 
Philosophy

 

Adherence to the Safe Seed Pledge:

"Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative, we pledge that we do not knowingly buy, sell or trade genetically engineered seeds or plants. The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms, poses great biological risks as well as economic, political, and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately healthy people and communities."

 

Adherence to the Open Source Seed Initiative:

A pledge to preserve the unencumbered exchange of plant germplasm for breeding purposes and the right of farmers to save and replant seed.

 

Resources

 

Prairie Birthday Farm is dedicated to promoting education about and respect for the plants and animals that sustain our lives. Our Resources Page includes: 
 

 
 

"Tell me of what plant birthday a man takes notice, and I shall tell you a good deal about his vocation, his hobbies, his hay fever, and the general level of his ecological education."

(A. Leopold, A Sand County Almanac, Prairie Birthday Essay, 1949)

 

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flavor@prairiebirthdayfarm.com

 

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