Farming Practices

we believe that a lot of food labelling can be misleading. We also believe in more than one method of farming. We let you decide what farming method works best for you and your practices. First, a quick note on food safety.

Food Safety

At Muddy Crops, it is important to us that we provide you with the highest quality, fresh-picked Ontario produce. However, it is also important that you continue to practice food safety once you bring your fruit and vegetables home in order to enjoy them to their full potential.

Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management is a holistic method of pest control that creates a controlled ecosystem that favors crops and deters pests. IPM manages the entire plant ecosystem by benefiting the soil, water, pollinators, beneficial insects, the farm workers, and of course the crops!

Organic

Contrary to popular belief, being organic is not just about pesticides. Organic farming was originally defined as a biodiverse, self-sustaining system that served the local community.

In a nutshell, the term "organic" really stands for a holistic system of farming. That's why, while a lot of our produce isn't certified organic, we know that all of our farms strive to embrace these principles.

Biodynamic

Often considered the highest standard of sustainable farming, the biodynamic approach is all about land stewardship. Everything you use to grow a product must be from your land. No outside sources and a lot of manure.