All-natural produce grown from non-GMO, organic seeds.
At Cloud 9 Ranch, we grow our great tasting, all-natural produce without chemicals or other harmful substances.
We practice Natural growing, using flowers, herbs and companion planting as a natural pest control. In fact, the only substances we use on our fresh, all-natural garden produce is Neems Oil (when the blooms are closed) and Diatametious Earth for our plants, if and when we have to spray, they are certified organic. Our fertilizer is supplied by our animals. I have been known to go out in the fields and "harvest" both cow and horse manure to throw in with our chicken house shavings.
2017 Garden Season:
Our garden season runs approximately from March to November. Our current selection is:
- Wild Blackberries
- Lettuce (Spring and Autumn)
- Tomatoes (Black Cherry, Amish Paste and Roma)
- Green Peppers
- Jalapeno Peppers
- Fall Broccoli
- Micro-Greens (Mustard Micros, Pea Shoots, Sunflower Shoots and Beet Micros),
- Early Alaska Sweet Peas
- Green Beans (Bush)
This means we rely on bees and butterflies to cross-pollinate our garden naturally. In addition, we subscribe to the services of a local beekeeper, which houses a couple bee hives on our property.
Neem Oil is an all-natural vegetable oil from the Neem evergreen tree. It varies in color, has a bitter taste, a strong odor, and is often used for hydroponic, organic, or all-natural farming. The non-chemical, natural composition of Neem oil ensures it's safe for using on garden produce. Even so, we use Neem oil on our garden crops only when it's absolutely necessary. Neem Oil is used ONLY when the blooms are closed to protect the bees.
Non-GMO, Organic, Locally-Sourced Seeds
We purchase only Certified Organic and/or Non-GMO seeds and soil. Our beds have been built up with organic matter from our property and our animals. Only bringing in material that we know to be of organic material, and working closely with local producers.
Picking, Moving, and Planting
To further keep critters and bugs off of our garden crops, we practice organic gardening alternatives to spraying: planting crops at slightly off-season times, picking bugs off our crops, and planting herbs and flowers throughout the crops. While we are not Certified Organic, we are all natural. Right down to any sprays we use on our crops.
Ever-Expanding Produce Selection
Our garden selection expands every years. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date on new growing season selections!