Is Stahlbush Island Farms Organic?

Is Stahlbush Island Farms Organic?

Our entire farm is certified sustainable, and about one third is certified organic. We do have some organic products, look for the USDA Organic seal on our line of grains and legumes. The rest of our fruits and vegetables are certified sustainable.

Does stahlbush Island farms use pesticides?

We don’t guarantee that no pesticides are ever used in the production of our crops. We only ever use chemicals pre-approved by out third-party certifiers, the Food Alliance and Oregon Tilth. Our agricultural certifications, including Organic, do allow the use of certain, approved chemicals.

What does certified sustainably grown mean?

Sustainably Grown is a detailed framework that is applied to agricultural operations around the world, large and small, providing a roadmap to satisfy the emerging market for environmental stewardship and social responsibility.

Who owns Stahlbush Island Farms?

Bill and Karla Chambers
Our owners, Bill and Karla Chambers, started with 2 crops, about 300 acres and a dream in 1985. Today, Stahlbush cultivates 5,000 acres in Oregon and offers the freshest individually quick frozen fruits, vegetables, grains & legumes available.

Is organic better than sustainability?

Research has shown that organic farms use 45 percent less energy, release 40 percent less carbon emissions, and foster 30 percent more biodiversity compared to conventional farming. This being said, organic farm practices are not necessarily always the most sustainable option.

Does sustainably farmed mean organic?

Organic farming is focused on the inputs used in production (e.g. non-GMO, no synthetic fertilizer/pesticides/herbicides), whereas sustainable farming is focused on the physical treatment of the land (e.g. no till, cover crops, buffer zones).

What are the problems with organic farming?

Some of the widespread challenges organic growers face in the U.S include lower yields relative to conventional farming, difficulty maintaining high quality soil nutrients, gaining proper certifications and market access.

Is organic farming really better?

Organic farming is widely considered to be a far more sustainable alternative when it comes to food production. The lack of pesticides and wider variety of plants enhances biodiversity and results in better soil quality and reduced pollution from fertilizer or pesticide run-off.

Which country has most organic farms?

2.8 Million Organic Producers Worldwide India continues to be the country with the highest number of producers (1’149’000), followed by Uganda (210’000), and Ethiopia (204’000).