THE #1 QUESTION: "Are you ORGANIC?"
WE THINK YOU SHOULD KNOW!
We're sick of dancing around this question. The first thing that comes to mind "hell yes we are." But then there are reasons that we aren't supposed to say that our goods "organic." Lots of people, including many friends, go through the work to become certified and we respect that. Someday we will. More than a certificate, organgic is a movement, a community and it's a style. We grow food that we want to eat. We put it into our bodies, we trust it, we devour it and it feels really good. If it didn't, we wouldn't sell it to you!
THOSE PRODUCE BAGS ARE ALL RECYCLABLE. YOU SHOULD DO IT.
Not like we're in the business of telling you what you should do but, seriously, you should recycle. Whether you're a market or restaurant customer everything we use for distribution is recyclable somewhere. All of our plastic bags and food-grade liners should be collected and disposed of where plastics, #1-7, are accepted. There's one thing. Waxed boxes. They're not recyclable. They're better. They're reusable! Keep them for us or reuse them or cycle them through the local farmer circle. Thank you so much.
OUR CORN AND BEANS ARE NON-GMO PRODUCTS. COME ON.
Oh yeah. Genetic modification and engineering practices are political and divisive and we struggle to have all the science and information understood enough to communicate our fears. We don't feel like we need to defend our choices to eat what we eat and grow what we grow. Everything we plant is non-gmo seed. It's about so much more than our bodies. It's about the businesses we have the opportunity to support, the corporations we don't want to support, the tradition and moments and all the people before us that have shaped the seeds we plant. All of these things are bigger than the whole debate. Just enjoy the food :)
It's small. And really simple. It's flat. We have 8 fields on four acres of a former hay field for our neighbors dairy cows. We grow lots of things but say that we focus on baby greens. Each week we enjoy creating a beautiful, tasty, bright mix that reflects the season. Carrots, beets and cucumbers are other heavy hitters at rebelSoil. Cherry tomatoes, too! Our greenhouse is tiny and made from remnants leftover from other projects. It holds just 80 flats but that's enough to grow the micro greens we crave and continue our own transplants throughout the season. We a 1950s Farmall Super C for cultivation but that's it! Well, kind of. Our neighbors, The Olsons at Prairie Drifter Farm, lend us other tractors for heavy tillage and mowing/incorporating crops. The community of farmers out here is really great.