Fruit, Organic Bartlett Pears, 1 each
The produce sold through Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative is certified organic unless otherwise noted. They support farmers that are looking to make their farms sustainable.
Note: Since locally grown organic fruit is difficult to come by at best, and only in season for a very brief summer season, we often rely on sourcing organic fruit from trusted farmers in regions where the climate tends to support the growing of a particular crop either year round or during our off season! We will always do our best to provide the name and location of the farms when available, but if it is not available, we are only sourcing through trusted coops like LFFC to ensure the quality meets our expectations.
The Orchards of Argentine, Patagonia practice Bio Diversity & Management as an Ecosystem. Deep organics involves managing a farm as an ecosystem. Organic farmers sculpt nature to produce food, fuel, and fiber: they are masters of ecological balance. Sandro’s farm was once conventional. One day, 19 years ago, the sprayer drove by and coated his infant son with a cocktail of pesticides. “Never again,” he said, and immediately began the transition to organic. Organic farms always seem have more birds and less tension. The components work as a system: organic farming creates a flywheel of life with a deep understanding of natural processes. Fungi, bacteria, and larger microorganisms in the soil food-web break down carbon into natural fertility that plants can use, and in return the plants supply this soil life with sugars. Sprays of compost tea strengthen tree immune systems, such that they don’t succumb to disease in the first place. Predatory wasps feed on sap-sucking insect pests. Pheromone traps disrupt the mating cycles of fruit-eating bugs. Sticky traps catch apple sawflies. Foxes and birds of prey live in the chacra, feeding on tree-killing rodents.