Featured Producer: Leaves and Roots!
Some words from Grower Jim
Hello! My name is Jim Ford, and I am a long-time producer of fresh, naturally-grown fruit, potted herbs, vegetable plants and edible landscape plants. Everything I sell is locally grown in Apopka, where I have been cultivating the same plot of land for 25 years.
I define naturally-grown as being grown without any artificial or manufactured products (Beyond Organic). “Certified Organic” growers are allowed to use bacteria, toxic alkaloids, and other man-made compounds on their crops as long as they are derived from plant or animal sources. I do not use these products. If a plant can’t be grown without the use of chemicals, I don’t grow it. For weed control I rely on labor-intensive hand pulling, mulch suppression and weed fabric/ground cloth.
My fruit grove is naturally watered only with rainfall, and the lack of irrigation concentrates and enhances the flavor of my fruit.
My fresh vegetables and herbs are all grown outdoors in the ground in natural sun, wind and rain. As a result, they may not always be picture-perfect, but the flavor and nutrition levels can’t be beat.
My potted plants are grown in a compost/soil blend made from materials composted on site, and watered with rainfall and ground water from a well. I don’t use any synthetic fertilizers, instead relying on the nutrients inherent in the compost/soil mix and bio-active pond water rich with fish waste and algae. All containerized plants are grown in 100% re-used post-consumer pots.
Items available from Jim:
And an assortment of various starter Plants!
Upcoming Member Monday Special!
This Monday, February 11th members only special is in!
Members will receive 20% off the Purchase of any variety of Peppers available in the Farm Store!
This includes Jalapenos, Green Bell, and Cubanelle peppers!
Remember to have your member card ready at checkout!
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Place your order before Tuesday at 9am for pick-up or delivery on Wednesday.
Your order is FINAL once placed, and you are responsible for pick-up and payment.
Pickup is from 2-8pm on Wednesday February 13th. Sorry, we cannot accommodate early pickups at this time.
Don’t forget, orders for the following items must be placed by 4:00pm Monday to satisfy your order
Fresh bread orders from Olde Hearth Bread Company
Prepared foods from Venetian Gourmet and Purely Raw
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