Certified Organic Farming
Organic farming is a form of agriculture that relies on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost, and biological pest control. Depending on whose definition is used, organic farming uses fertilizers and pesticides (which include herbicides, insecticides and fungicides) if they are considered natural (such as bone meal from animals or pyrethrin from flowers), but it excludes or strictly limits the use of various methods (including synthetic petrochemical fertilizers and pesticides; plant growth regulators such as hormones; antibiotic use in livestock; genetically modified organisms; human sewage sludge; and nanomaterials.) for reasons including sustainability, openness, independence, health, and safety.
The Early Years
Art Nugteren moved to the Okanagan Valley in 1984 where he started to work on Conventional farms and travel to Central America. Art met Lina in Guatemala and they were married in 1989. They moved to the Similkameen Valley and started to work in the Organic Industry. In 1997 they acquired their first parcel of property and started their business. They started off growing a couple of acres of Winter Squash. Little by little they started to grow different varieties of produce and as the Organic Industry started to grow in BC and Western Canada so did the demand for their products. Art and Lina have 5 children that are involved in the family business.
Produce we grow; Banana Fingerling Potatoes, Peas(Snap,English and Snow), Colored Cauliflower, Broccoli, Red and Green Cabbage, Green and Yellow Beans, Cherry and Grape Tomatoes, Sweet and Hot Peppers, Roma Tomatoes & Winter Squash.