A little history about GreenSpot Farm
GreenSpot Farm is a small-scale market garden located in Woodstock Illinois. The goal of GreenSpot is one that works with the natural rhythms of the soil, plants, animals, people and microorganisms to grow excellent tasting food without the environmental and health risks that can accompany a traditional farming model. The mission is to be a local source for high quality vegetables and heirloom crops grown using organic principles that result in safe food and that contributes to a healthy environment. We grow on just under one acre of land and utilize and practice all aspects of organic growing methods on the farm and the first and most important step in that is no chemical fertilizers or pesticides are used. All plants are started from non-GMO, organic and/or heirloom seeds from a number of resellers (e.g. Johnny's Seeds, Seed Savers Exchange, High Mowing Seeds and from some fellow Master Gardeners in McHenry Co.). The garden plots are all amended with compost annually from Midwest Organics Recycling or from compost created onsite. We also utilize a drip irrigation system for most watering needs; the drip irrigation saves at least 50-60 percent on water usage. Additionally, rainwater is captured in a 1500-gallon tank and used as much as possible.
GreenSpot continues to be a Certified Naturally Grown small farm, http://www.cngfarming.org. We’re very proud of this, as our goals are to produce a high-quality product that is free of chemicals and being a small farm, we would never have the financial means to become certified USDA Organic. The small CNG family is a perfect fit for the mission of GreenSpot Farm.