In 2019, Stony Hill Farms undertook the necessary steps to become Certified USDA Organic; providing consumer alternatives that satisfy an ever-changing demographic. We took into consideration the growing demand for a more forward-thinking approach to farming and decided to meet those demands. Moving forward, Stony Hill will be providing both conventionally and organically grown produce that is sustainably grown, regardless of the label.
Anything can be loosely coined “organic;” however, that term only holds merit when the product is certified by the USDA. In order to be USDA Certified Organic, a farm must be approved by the USDA and adhere to the regulations and laws mandated by the governing body. Farms must follow the rules for accepted and prohibited substances and follow these directives set by the National Organic Program that restricts the use of all fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides. Removing the use of synthetic chemicals supports our overall goal towards sustaining the environment: aiding in the prevention of soil erosion, protecting ground-water sources, improving soil quality, implementing techniques towards ecosystem conservation, and preserving natural habitats for beneficial animals and insects often negatively impacted by the use of chemicals.
Here at Stony Hill, we have always strived towards farming without the use of chemicals. Whether our produce has been certified organic or not, our main intentions have been towards sustainable methods of cultivation. As we like to say, “pesticides are our last resort.” This means the following:
Stony Hill is farming for the future!