RockyCrop Farms is a tiny half-acre market garden located in Hanceville, Alabama just three miles west of downtown in the beautiful Stouts Mountain valley area. We are Certified Naturally Grown. Being certified assures our customers that we are an ecologically responsible producers and that we follow all National Organic Production standards. In 2017 and 2018 our plans include installing a well pump and irrigation lines and building a well house; adding electricity and wiring; installing cold-storage and refrigeration; building gates, tables, and driveways; and expanding our growing area. By 2018 we plan to be rolling strong.
To preserve our soil we add compost to build structure; plant cover crops to retain nutrients and reduce erosion; and practice crop rotation to prevent bacterial build-up and ward off pests. We plant mainly heirloom vegetables and fruit but we do like trying a hybrid now and again. We plant flowers and herbs to attract beneficial insects. We are chemical free which means we never spray synthetic pesticides or use synthetic fertilizers in our growing areas. We never knowingly buy gmo seeds. Other than an occasional roto-till, we do all work by hand.