What we grow is important but even more important than that is how we grow it. Orange Star Farm is committed to ecologically sound growing and follows a system that relies on the natural systems of the soil and nature. We don't use any synthetic herbicides/pesticides or fertilizers and strive to make our growing systems as closed as possible (meaning what we bring in from the outside is primarily a high quality organic compost, lime and non-GMO seeds). When we were only dreaming of this farm (not to long ago in 2014), we had a vision that a profitable small farm with self-renewing natural systems was possible. As we sit here now, we are working to make that vision a reality and are developing those systems that support growing local, beautiful, flavorful and fresh produce while supporting soil and other living natural systems. We are not certified organic by the USDA but hold ourselves to a high standard and are always learning from our own experiences as well as those of our farming friends and working to improve the way we grow. We hope that all of our products, whether produce or eggs speak for themselves, regardless of our certifications. We are deeply committed to principles of organic practices, land stewardship and animal welfare so feel free to contact us or ask us questions if you have them.