Benefits of Veganic Farming
* It is more sustainable than conventional farming because Veganic farming uses no harsh chemicals, pesticides or genetically-modified organisms.
* Veganic goes a step beyond organic and doesn’t use factory-farm waste products such as blood, bone meal and manure.
* And most importantly, it simply tastes better!
Hesperides Organica Farm is located at:
397 Big Island Road
In Greek Mythology, the Hesperides are nymphs who tend a blissful garden in a far western corner of the world, located near the mountains on a distant blessed island. We tend a blissful 12 acres of the rich, fertile soil of the “black dirt” region in the western corner of Orange County, NY on the road of Big Island in the shadow of Mt. Adam and Mt. Eve.
Our goal is to provide nutritious, wholesome produce grown without harsh chemicals, pesticides, genetically-modified organisms or factory-farm animal inputs with a minimum amount of fossil fuels. Our method of farming, harvesting, packaging and transporting reflects our awareness of our planet as Gaia, a living organism in which all of our actions affect.
In the Garden of Hesperides, according to Greek Mythology, is Hera’s orchard where a grove of golden apple trees grew giving immortality to all who ate them. The apples were planted from the fruited branches that Gaia gave to Hera as a wedding gift when she accepted Zeus. The Hesperides were given the task of tending the groves, but occasionally plucked the apples themselves. Hera placed a never-sleeping, hundred-headed dragon named Ladon as an additional safeguard.
Our aim is to keep our farm small, with direct relationships with our members; to use hand methods of planting and harvesting as much as possible and to use Ladon, our small John Deere, as an additional safeguard when low-tech methods are not practical.
|Dan The Fruit Man|