We grow our vegetables without the use of toxic pesticides and poisons. Crop rotation, beneficial insects, row covers, and companion planting are key components in growing our vegetables. Our field is managed with a living mulch system along with plastic mulch and covered beds.  This system is very productive, allows for about 1/3 of the land to be fallow every year, and uses a minimum of water.  The plastic reduces the amount of weeding to be done, raises the soil temperatures, and allows for a hoop and cover system that keeps pests at bay. A greenhouse and two high tunnels are used to start our transplants and grow a few things through the winter.