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Kate’s Garden & CSA is a small, woman-owned organic herb and vegetable farm.  We grow lots of medicinal and culinary herbs, as well as seasonal vegetables.  We sell our products through our CSA, and also to local restaurants and grocers.  We are not certified organic, but have always followed organic practices.  We use natural fertilizers like good old manure, alfalfa pellets, our own compost, kelp and fish meals.   We also use cover crops.  The soil will keep building its vitality when we let it just do its own thing.  It always takes time to return our soil to its natural balance, but with a little attention, we are rewarded with tilth that is rich in natural organisms and self-sustaining.  Natural botanicals, beneficial insects and biological controls are used to prevent and address insects, fungus and soil diseases.  We also interplant crops with herbs and flowers that attract and keep the beneficial insects in the gardens.  We want our food to be vital, nourishing and beautiful, too!  When our gardens are healthy…we are healthy!