|Using flaming instead of herbicides to keep weeds from germinating in freshly prepared planting beds
We teach, practice, and promote organic agriculture
- We have over 3,700 certified organic acres and, of those, we have transitioned hundreds from conventional to organic farming.
- No persistent toxic synthetic pesticides or fertilizers are ever used. There is no runoff of those products into the waterways or residue from those products on our crops as a result of the way we farm.
- We encourage biodiversity in the landscape to balance the ecosystem.
- At Jacobs Farm, we conserve water resources by irrigating almost exclusively with drip systems.
- We employ reusable field totes and recycle used agricultural field products.
- We have begun using biofuels in our agricultural machinery and farm trucks at Jacobs Farm.
- Jacobs Farm has cofounded Farm Fuel, Inc., a sustainable biofuel venture. The goal of the company is to grow, process, use, and develop the market for specific mustard cultivars. In addition to using the oil for fuel, the by-products from processing can be used for their natural herbicide and biocide properties.
- Energy-efficient and attractive housing was built for workers at Jacobs Farm, reducing reliance on electricity. In addition, many office and work areas are solar assisted.
- Van pool transportation is available between sites to help reduce vehicle emissions.
- Jacobs Farm / Del Cabo seeks out packaging that is recyclable and is made from recycled materials, specifically from post-consumer waste. In addition, we continue to monitor the developing technologies for newer, greener packaging options to make careful choices that best benefit consumers and the environment.