To deliver organically grown vegetables to our local community, while minimizing the impact on the environment, maintaining a sustainable business, and paying our employees a living wage.
Farmer Mike started One Acre Farm in 2006 because he wanted to create a community where people can feel an association with the farm, farmers, 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 the farm team.
We may not be certified organic, but you can be rest assured we are using all organic growing principles while growing your veggies. Being certified organic is an expensive, long, bureaucratic process, so while we don’t have organic certification, we do follow all of the same growing principles as any certified organic farm does. Being organic is about making sure the vegetables you eat are free of chemicals you don’t want to consume, but also about ensuring a sustainable environment for the rest of the ecosystem we touch, from the animals, insects, water, land, etc. Rest assured, we do all of those things!
We are Certified Naturally Grown.
We are proud to be recognized as a Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) Farm since 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!
Some of the techniques that we use that make for a more sustainable environment are: 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!
Despite its name, One Acre Farm sits on 34 acres in Montgomery County's Agricultural Reserve. In 2006, Farmer Mike started his farming business, renting a small plot of land and farming on just one acre of it - what felt like a herculean task at the time, and would leave its legacy in the name for decades to come.