Meet the farmers: Thomas & Rebeccah Herzog, Owners/Operators of Stone Meal Farm a small 1 acre market garden located in Corralitos, ca (Santa Cruz County).
We practice a mix of Bob Cannards natural process agriculture and the more intensive market garden methods of Elliot Coleman.
Natural Process: Observe plant health while providing the raw materials and full biological support that nature would normally provide via earths vein system (the rivers) necessary for a fully functioning immune system and soil growth.
Intensive market garden: Deeply loosened beds amended with lots of compost allowing higher plant densities. Which leads to higher yields while also allowing for early complete canopy coverage that reduces weed germination and shades the soil for better water utilization.