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Pasture 42
Contact: Susan & Ken Muller
City: Guinda, CA,
Email Address: tracy@capayvalleyfarmshop.com
About Us
We believe first of all in sustainable farming practices. In the last few years “sustainable” has become a fashionable buzzword that has been so co-opted and misused that it has lost much of its meaning. Sustainability is the capacity to endure. As such, sustainability has both ecological and economic components. On the ecological side, sustainable agricultural practices are those that treat the land and environment in such a way that they are preserved or improved over the long term. In this vein, we use no pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers, refrain from giving our animals antibiotics or hormones, and use organically grown feed except when it is impossible to find. A large part of sustainability, and one that we feel is often overlooked by many consumers in the push to consume organic foods, is buying locally. Buying locally both reduces food miles and keeps money in the local economy. We are currently looking for ways to get more, and ideally all, of our purchased inputs, especially feed, locally.