Farming Practices

 

 

ducks in the field

Phoenix Farm Enterprises, Inc. is dedicated to farming in an ecological manner that mimics Nature’s systems and cycles, without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics or hormones. We strive to conserve and enhance our soil, water, plant and animal resources.

PFE farms on 30 acres of land that is owned by the McKenzie River Trust, in addition there are 60 acres of riparian forest along the Mc Kenzie River that are managed by MRT for conservation purposes.

Our goal is true sustainability.  Currently we provide nearly all our fertility needs by either direct fertilization by livestock or by using composted bedding (most of which is Tilth Certified Organic hay).

Our fields are managed using mixed species rotational grazing. In addition, we use our goat herd for invasive species removal, clearing blackberry, teasel and reed canary grass. Our certified organic hay field is planted with Red Clover, which we harvest twice without the use of irrigation or chemical fertilizers or herbacides.

Our vegetable and grain production is grown using “uber” organic methods.  We use NO herbicides or pesticides. Most of our seed is either locally grown or saved by us.

Our livestock are lovingly and humanely raised and spend most of their lives on pastures and are fed generous amounts of spent grain from Plank Town Brewing.

Our fryers and laying hens are fed GMO corn and soy free feed from Union Point Custom Feeds.

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