On our 8 acres of land on Martha's Vineyard, we farm based on the principles of regenerative agriculture, which - simply put - is farming like our ancestors used to before the pre-industrial era.
Regenerative farming preserves the soil and prevents carbon from escaping into the atmosphere. At Whippoorwill Farm, we believe that small-scale farming results in better soil, healthier crops, healthier food for you and a healthier planet for humankind. You can taste the difference!
What is regenerative farming?
Regenerative farming conserves and restores the organic matter in the soil by protecting the habitats of micro and macro-organisms that have been destroyed by big tilling machinery and chemical fertilizers. By reducing the soil disturbance we keep living roots in the soil year round. Rather than tilling, we cover the soil with a protective layer of mulch or decaying organic matter, bring in animals to graze as part of the crop rotation and plant a wide variety of crops.