Our Farming Practices

Mike and I have always been advocates for living and healing off the land and doing it as naturally as possible.

At Walnut Ledge Farm we have committed to taking steps to reduce or eliminate any usage of pesticides and/or herbicides. When needed, we will look into using only OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) certified controls only, NO synthetics. We are not Certified Organic, and unfortunately we will never have the chance to be certified due to our proximity to conventional farms. But, we promise to provide you with quality fruit. Our goal is to develop a healthy environment to grow delicious food and raise our family. Please help us to spread the word. Thank you!


Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.

The IPM approach can be applied to both agricultural and non-agricultural settings, such as the home, garden, and workplace. IPM takes advantage of all appropriate pest management options including, but not limited to, the judicious use of pesticides. In contrast, organic food production applies many of the same concepts as IPM but limits the use of pesticides to those that are produced from natural sources, as opposed to synthetic chemicals.

For more information, please check out the USDA/EPA link to IPM at:


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