Not at all. We believe it is the future of farming. Creating and maintaining healthy, moist soil, rich in humus should be the goal of every farmer. One exception however, is when the farm is in an arid climate, consuming more water than can be naturally replaced. We do not intend to replicate Iowa farming practices in Arizona.
No. We don’t use pesticides or herbicides and follow organic practices in every way with the exception that the vegetables grown in the greenhouses use inorganic fertilizers (see related topics).
To be officially organic requires special licensing and inspection fees. The paperwork for a small grower, who grows a variety of vegetables, is daunting. This process is better suited and far more economical for a large, mono-crop grower.
Chino Valley Farms is a family-owned small farm in Chino Valley, Arizona. We have been growing vegetables here since 1996. What started as a greenhouse tomato business is now a diverse, 12-acre farm growing fruits and vegetables from artichokes to zucchini using a variety of growing techniques.
We sell to the public mostly through farmers markets in Prescott, Chino Valley, Prescott Valley, Sedona and Flagstaff.
We have recently begun opening our farm to the public entering the world of agro-tourism. Our first
This list is partial and somewhat seasonal. We specialize in tomatoes (cherry, beefsteak, heirloom varieties), cucumbers and mini-melons. We grow apples, artichokes, basil, beans, beets, blackberries, broccoli, cauliflower, chard, peppers, eggplant, kohlrabi, summer squash, winter squash, melons, greens, garlic, onions, leeks, shallots, okra, peaches, pears, plums, potatoes, pumpkins, rhubarb, spinach, turnips, tomatillos.
We have recently started producing a limited amount of cut flowers and will soon be bringing raspberries, strawberries & asparagus to markets. Future products may include: wholesome prepared foods through our commercial kitchen, farm-raised tilapia and/or freshwater shrimp.