Welcome to your
local, home town, urban farm!
NO GMO - NO SYNTHETIC Pesticides/herbicides or fertilizers -
we're all natural, sustainable and REAL!
Real food that is produced in a way that is sustainable to
the farm it grew at, is
free of GMO's, synthetic pesticides or herbicides, picked and sold
within hours not weeks of harvest and is grown and distributed close to home
you can get to know! What a concept, eh?
Real food grown with integrity makes sense for all the
Fresh, Real Food - Our food is not transported from
clear across the country - or the world - to your
table, so it tastes great! Kids, (and adults) will eat
more vegetables if they taste good! And, when kids see where it comes
from, they are more interested in their food, too.
Nutritionally Dense Food - Because our food is
picked ripe, not "green", and is not shipped for days or weeks
(or gassed and stored for months, then gassed again to make it look pretty),
you get the many health benefits of fresh foods packed with
vitamins and minerals that will nourish your body and mind! Plus, food grown
in sustainable and organically enriched soils, (generally associated with
small, family farms using natural methods), yield healthier food than crops
grown in sterile, lifeless soil!
Food Security - Know that your food is being grown
safely, locally and by people who really care about you and what they are
doing. Many small farmers tend to live on or near their land, which means
they care about the stewardship of their land. Keeping green-spaces green
for future generations, and preserving some of our local history also
preserves a part of US history that everyone can enjoy in many ways. Plus,
they and their families EAT what they grow!
Face to Face - Shake the hand that feeds you! Be it
at our on the farm farmer's market or through our CSA, getting to know who is growing your food
is real peace of mind! You know your doctor, mechanic and dry cleaner - do
you know your farmer?
Local Economy Boost - Keep your food dollars
circulating in your own community. Eden's does NOT supplement our market
offerings or CSA shares with out-sourced foods. ALL of the food at Eden's is
locally grown/produced by us or other local farmers/ranchers/producers who
share our sustainable growing philosophies! So by purchasing food through
Eden's, you are supporting fellow Texans!
Convenience - Eden's Garden CSA Farm is located
less than 15 miles southeast of downtown Dallas, 1 block off of I20 and 1
mile east of 635. We also have a weekly CSA delivery option for those
living north in the Lakewood area. Gather up a group of friends from
church or the neighborhood and additional drop sites may be added based on
What does "CLEAN" mean? Well, while I don't use synthetic chemical pesticides &
herbicides and instead, DO use natural and sustainable farming practices,
take good care of my land, raise my animals with the utmost respect and
care, treat those who help at the farm with respect and love, nurture the
environment and do many things that would be considered "beyond organic";
the USDA has basically hijacked the word organic, so we use the
A few ask if the farm is "certified" organic.
There are actually laws saying a farm can not claim in any
way to be organic or even say they are using "organic methods",
unless they pay a fee to have a USDA inspector come out once a year,
fill out a bunch of forms annually, pay to have the farm re-inspected if
there is a problem, and keep specific and detailed financial and harvest
records for inspections every year. Like I don't have enough paperwork to do
and bills to pay with the farm's IRS and personal growing records. No,
I'm not kidding.
I see no sense in paying the government not to
poison my land; on the contrary, I think it would make more sense for those
who do contaminate the land to have to pay fees, but that is another
I network with other farmers using these same growing
principals and many of us belong to TOFGA, the state association of organic
farmers, and other organizations that promote the "O word" way of growing.
Many of us go beyond the USDA's ever-changing and relaxing "organic
standards" anyway. Many of your smaller farms that are "clean" (and
those who do jump through the hoops to be certified) are often going above
and beyond those standards.
Transparency - While I do
have fences to keep horses in, and hopefully, predators out, this is
a community oriented farm. Regular activities keep the place hopping with
visitors; you are our "inspectors", on a regular basis.
tours and other on-farm visit/use events are available, by reservation,
so I can plan work - not so I can hide anything from you. And
there are folks just like you, who volunteer to work side by side
with me learning how I do things naturally here at Eden's, and eat the same
food I do.
Eden's has come to have a great reputation for being a
leader in the organic gardening community for over 10 years. To me, it boils
down to "know your farmer". I think this transparent policy
directly with customers is a better way. I hope you do, too.