Common Thread Farm
- We value the Earth and strive to work with and to the benefit of its ecosystems in growing food.
- Food and farms provide a necessary connection for people to the land and to each other. It is important for people to have opportunities to experience those connections--to know and love the land that helps to sustain them and to connect to the community that comes together, in work and in celebration, around food and land.
- We value a local and regional food system for its many benefits. These benefits include the health benefits of fresh, minimally processed food; conservation of farmland and open space; transparency, accountability and community connections; and contribution to the regional economy and self-sustainability.
- We care about food justice including fair wages for farm workers and access to healthy food for people of all income levels.
- We value our relationships with family, co-workers, friends, and farm participants and seek honest, open communication; inclusiveness; and trust.
We use sustainable growing practices on the farm. We prioritize soil health, using a permanent raised bed tillage system and planting about a third of the farm to cover crops each year. We do not use synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, GMOs, irradiation, or sewage sludge. If you have questions about our growing methods, we are happy to answer them.