Despite its name, One Acre Farm sits on 34 acres in Montgomery County's Agricultural Reserve. After over 10 years of renting land, we finally purchased this farm in April 2017 and are thrilled to have a permanent home. Farmer Mike started One Acre Farm because he wanted to create a community where people can feel an association with the farm, crops and vegetables they serve their family. If you're a member of the farm community, or even if you are not, you are welcome to stop by and check it out, just email Farmer Mike.
Some of the techniques that we use that make for a more sustainable environment are: animals to graze and fertilize the fields and eat bugs, composting to build the soil, planting cover crops in the fall when the fields are not in use to capture nutrients, and using drip irrigation to save water. The farm is chemical free (we don't spray synthetic pesticides or use synthetic fertilizers). Organic fertilizers are derived from naturally sourced materials, which feed the entire soil, creating healthy soil, which creates healthy plants that are better suited to fend off bugs and diseases, and in turn, the healthiest vegetables!
A bit more information on our farming techniques
We are proud to be recognized as a Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) Farm for our 2018 season.
To learn more about this amazing Farmer to Farmer Peer Review certification process, please go to their site for more info!
If you want to learn more about the Farm and/or our farming practices, we hold an annual farm tour each May before the season starts in earnest and at various points throughout the season. We hope to see you there!