Herbs, fruit, veggies, you can find all of it growing here at RainySunday. We strive to grow healthy food that tastes great! Healthy food starts with the soil; we test our soil for mineral composition and supplement with minerals and healthy microbes sourced right here on our farm. We amend the soil with compost from here on the farm. We then purchase open-pollinated and heirloom seed, starting the majority of our plants from seed in an organic seedling mix. Seeds are started in the greenhouse, outdoors, or in the garden beds, depending on the variety and the time of year. Some plants are grown from purchased (or traded/swapped) plants, roots, or cuttings; these would be plants like lavender, rosemary, grapes, berries, asparagus, and fruit trees. Some plants were already well-established here at the farm like apple, and pear trees, oregano, and wild blackberry. We cultivate as much by hand as we can, choosing to use a broadfork, a hoe, a walking tractor and other small hand tools whenever possible. This allows us to be in close contact with the soil, and the plants so we know how everything is growing and what we need to do to best nurture the gardens. We do not use any synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. We fertilize with properly balanced minerals and compost, we control pests keeping plants as healthy as we can as well as picking off any unwanted critters by hand, and we weed with our hands and a hoe. Herbs, fruit, and vegetables are harvested at the peak of ripeness and used by our family and made available at our booth at Everett Farmer's Market and here on the farm. This year we are settling into our new farm home here in Concrete, WA and growing more and tastier food than ever!