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Patchwood Farm is located on a 106-acre hilltop with stunning views in all directions. About 10 acres are cleared and the remainder is covered in mixed forest. There are several springs on the property and a mix of soil types throughout. The land supports a great deal of life - from wild plants and pollinators to owls and eagles to moose and bears. We rotate our crops each year, apply compost, plant cover crops (e.g. oats, rye, buckwheat), mulch and leave areas fallow – all this to ensure that our soil is supremely healthy, pest and disease pressures are reduced, and the resulting food is as nutrient dense as possible. Feed the soil - not the crop! We do not use any synthetic fertilizers or pesticides on our property. Instead, we rely on natural fertilizers like compost, seaweed, worm castings, and cover crops. To control pests, we primarily use physical barriers (row covers and insect mesh), fencing, and companion planting.