Alemaya Farm's Roots
ABOUT ALEMAYA FARM
Welcome to Alemaya Farm, where the serene beauty of Capay Valley, Yolo County, California, serves as the backdrop for our agricultural haven. Situated just 100 miles north of vibrant San Francisco and a scenic 60 miles west of the bustling city of Sacramento, our 73-acre sanctuary is dedicated to the cultivation of a bountiful array of vegetables, fruits, and grains across 35 acres.
At Alemaya Farm, we've embraced a biology-centered approach to farming that harmonizes with the natural world. Our unwavering commitment to sustainability leads us to avoid chemicals that lack certification from the esteemed OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute). Moreover, we diligently source our seeds from Certified Organic suppliers, ensuring access to a diverse range of open-pollinated and hybrid varieties. It's important to note that we steadfastly steer clear of anything associated with Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
While we deeply respect Organic and Biodynamic principles, we have chosen not to pursue formal certification in either category. In 2022, after eight years of being Certified Organic, we made the decision not to seek renewal. We found that strict adherence to certification requirements diverted our focus from the true essence of learning and observing the rhythms of nature.
Join us at Alemaya Farm, where our unwavering commitment to sustainable, biology-centered farming brings you the very best of nature's bounty, free from artificial interventions and dedicated to the art of nurturing the land. Experience the difference today.
REGENERATIVE, SUSTAINABLE, AND HEALTHY
We used high-quality purchased compost in the past, but now we are making all that we need
on our own farm. We make our own compost extracts and compost teas and apply them to the
soil and foliage to enrich the complexity of the biology on our farm: this makes our crops
healthier and suppresses disease and pest problems.
Our principal farmer has 30 years of very broad experience, centered on large-scale production
of vegetables and fruits. We also have a full-time, trained biologics manager, to assure progress
on our biological development objectives. The biologics manager oversees the making and use
of compost and compost products and applies many of those materials himself. He tests soil
samples regularly and examines soils and plant tissues with a microscope. Our biological
lodestone is the Soil Food Web system taught by Dr. Elaine Ingham.