Crooked Farmz is a backyard “microfarm” about 500 sq.ft in size — or as we like to joke, approximately 0.018 acres. We grow a wide assortment of veggies, from brassicas and beans, to tomatoes and peppers, to greens, curcubits and potatoes for our family, friends, and the local community. We also have a small “orchard” space with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, currants, and rhubarb. We are also trying mushrooms for the first time this year.
We are passionate about organic, regenerative practices of growing food, and we almost exclusively use compost and compost tea to feed our plants. The teas are applied weekly to biweekly during the summer as either a soil drench or foliar spray to ensure that beneficial microbes are continually present and enriching the soil.
Crooked Farmz is also an experiment in local community logistics to brew and deliver to your home fresh and timely aerobic compost teas so that you too can benefit from active organic principles in gardening your vegetables and ornamentals—while also reducing your reliance on chemical fertilizers and commercial pesticides.
The 4 aerobic compost teas are divided into 4 different varieties to support a variety of microbial growth activity in your living soil web. These 4 teas are cycled on a loose program over the summer to organically balance the different needs of your garden at different times of the season. As a CSA subscriber you receive a delivery of compost tea to your doorstep each month, which you will dilute and use to feed your garden vegetables.
Voilà! Ongoing replenishment of your living soil food web, boosting the capacity of your plants to absorb nutrients and naturally resist pathogens.
We work together with our subscribers to create a sustainable partnership of skill-sharing, information, and care. Every batch of compost tea we brew is also going into our own vegetable gardens at home, so you know we share a common interest with you to have a successful season of growing!