Welcome to your local, home town, urban
NO GMO - NO SYNTHETIC Pesticides/herbicides or fertilizers - we're
all natural, sustainable and REAL!
Real food that is
produced in a way that is sustainable to the farm it grew at, is
free of GMO's, synthetic pesticides or
herbicides, picked and sold within hours not weeks of harvest and is grown and distributed close to home by folks
you can get to know! What a concept, eh?
Local food grown with integrity makes sense for all the right reasons;
Fresh Food - Our food is not transported from clear
across the country - or the world - to your table, so it tastes
great! Kids, (and adults) will eat more vegetables if they taste
good! And, when kids see where it comes from, they are more interested in
their food, too.
Nutritionally Dense Food - Because our food is
picked ripe, not "green", and is not shipped for days or weeks or (gassed and stored
for months, then gassed again to make it look pretty), you get the many
health benefits of fresh foods packed with vitamins and minerals that will
nourish your body and mind! Plus, food grown in sustainable and organically
enriched soils, (generally associated with small, family farms using natural
methods), yield healthier food than crops grown in sterile, lifeless soil!
Food Security - Know that your food is being grown
safely, locally and by people who really care about you and what they are
doing. Many small farmers tend to live on or near their land, which means they care
about the stewardship of their land. Keeping green-spaces green for future
generations, and preserving some of our local history also preserves a part
of US history that everyone can enjoy in many ways. Plus, they and their
families EAT what they grow!
Face to Face - Shake the hand that feeds you! Be it
at market day or through our CSA, getting to know who is growing your food
is real peace of mind! You know your doctor, mechanic and dry cleaner - do
you know your farmer?
Local Economy Boost - Keep your food dollars
circulating in your own community. Eden's does NOT supplement our market
offerings or CSA shares with out-sourced foods. ALL of the food at Eden's is
locally grown/produced by us or other local farmers/ranchers/producers who
share our sustainable growing philosophies! So by purchasing food through
Eden's, you are supporting fellow Texans!
Convenience - Eden's Garden CSA Farm is located
less than 15 miles southeast of downtown Dallas 1 block off of I20 and 1
mile east of 635. We also have a weekly CSA delivery option for those living
north in the Lakewood area. Gather up a group of friends from church or the
neighborhood and additional drop sites may be added based on demand.
What is does "CLEAN" mean? A few ask if
the farm is "certified" organic. Well, while I don't use synthetic chemical
pesticides & herbicides and instead, DO use natural and sustainable farming
practices, take good care of my land, raise my animals with the utmost
respect and care, treat helpers with respect and love, nurture the environment and do many
things that would be considered "beyond organic"; the USDA
has basically hijacked the word organic. There are laws saying a farm can not claim in any way to be organic
or even say they are using "organic methods", unless they pay
to have a USDA inspector come out once a year, fill out a bunch of forms
annually, pay to have the farm re-inspected if there is a problem, and keep
specific and detailed financial and harvest records for inspections every
year. Like I don't have enough paperwork to do and bills to pay with the farm's IRS and personal growing records. No, I'm not kidding.
I see no sense in paying the government not to poison my
land, on the contrary, I think it would make more sense for those who do contaminate the land to have to pay fees, but that is another subject.....
I network with other farmers using these same growing
principals and many of us belong to TOFGA, the state association of organic
farmers, and other organizations that
promote the "O word" way of growing. Many of us go beyond the USDA's
ever-changing and relaxing "organic
standards" anyway. Many of your smaller farms that are "clean"
(and those who do jump through the hoops to be certified) are often going
above and beyond those standards.
Open Door Policy - While I do
have fences to keep horses in, and hopefully, predators out, this is
a community oriented farm. Regular activities keep the place hopping with
visitors; you are our
"inspectors", on a regular basis.
and other on-farm visit/use events are available by reservation, so I can
plan work - not so I can
hide anything from you. And there are folks just like you, who
volunteer to work side by side with me learning how I do things naturally
here at Eden's, and eat the same food I do.
Eden's has come to have a great reputation for being a
leader in the organic gardening community for over 10 years. To me, it boils
down to "know your farmer". I think this transparent policy directly with customers is a better way.
I hope you do, too.
Market Day at Eden's - REAL Farmers!
From Seed to Your Plate!
Know where your food
Fresh heirloom and open