“We promise Honesty, Integrity & Transparency.”
Husband and wife, George Brittenburg and Ola Creston, founded Taproot Farm in 2009 in Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania.
Farming was a natural fit for George and Ola, who have spent their entire adult lives fighting for social and environmental justice issues. So when George graduated college, he started working at an organic farm and never turned back.
In 2014 the family purchased the pristine farmland they had been renting for many years and in 2016 expanded their land to include a new blueberry farm just a mile down the road.
The dedicated farmers who work alongside George and Ola in the field, become part of their extended family and return year after year.
George and Ola believe deeply in the power of organic natural farming practices and building a community of people who respect the land, the farmers who work the fields, and the customers who invest in the health of their families and the planet.
Taproot Farm sells its’ produce year round, through weekly Farm Share (CSA) programs, weekly Farmer’s Markets, small retail shops and high-end restaurants.
Taproot Farm has been Certified Organic since the Spring of 2017, and has been in organic production since the beginning.
In 2016, additional farm fields were purchased. At that time the fields began their first steps towards Organic Certification as well. Everything grown in these fields are grown in accordance with organic practices, and in 2020 will be ready for certification.
We promise to harvest and sell produce at the peak of its health and quality, ensuring the highest nutritive content, the best visible, taste and handling qualities. We promise to never use synthetic sprays (pesticides, herbicides or fungicides) and we only use pest control products approved by Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI).
We promise to source untreated vegetable seeds and organic seeds whenever possible.
We promise to use fertilizers from natural renewable sources, which are approved by Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI).
We promise to encourage a healthy ecosystem on our farm, which includes leaving fields fallow for nature to flourish.