Cooley Family Farm, Inc. -- A Small Family Farm
We grow vegetables and fruits the natural way on a local scale.
SMALL -- Cooley Family Farm was established in 2001 when Kevin and Tracy purchased a few acres near Lafayette, Indiana on the corner of County Road 900 East and Highway 26. Our 6 acre farm began as a few tillable acres with a house and a barn that had been built in 1901. We believe it is important to grow more with less so we maximize the use of our own few acres of land through a high density multi-rotational cropping system. What this means is that the same piece of earth can produce up to 4 crops of various densities per season. We are developing this system from many years of trial and error. In addition to our own small farm we incorporate vegetables from other local like-minded farmers we have developed close relationships with.
FAMILY -- By keeping it small we eliminate the need to hire extra help. We are a family farm and do nearly all of the work ourselves. Together with our two children Trae & Lacie we manage our family farm in every way from the field to the table. We have many friends and customers who we consider our farm family. One or two times a year we have volunteer days where our farm family comes out to pitch in with big jobs like caging tomatoes. Sometimes it just takes a few extra hands at critical times!
FARM -- Our farming practices have always been sustainable by nature. We do not use any synthetic chemicals to control weeds or insects on our crops. We choose not to use treated, GE or GMO seed. Organic, heirloom and open pollinated seed varieties are among our favorites. To improve our soils we use cover crops, compost, rotation, natural rock based minerals, and OMRI approved amendments. We do not use synthetic fertilizers.
Thank you for visiting our site! The Cooley Family.... Kevin, Tracy, Trae & Lacie
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