Alethia Fields in Bluff City, Tennessee
High Praise from Rain Crow Farm
At Rain Crow Farm we have a small urban farm that practices a no-till style of farming. Since we do not use a tiller we rely heavily on adding a finished compost to our permanent beds. Hoffman Compost creates an ideal compost for us. Their compost allows us to have a perfect soil texture to direct seed in, as well as building up our soil organic matter. Layering our beds with compost also helps in creating a mulching effect where we see fewer weed seeds sprouting up from our soil. Thanks in large part to our relationship with Joe and Hoffman Composting we've been able to build our soil organic matter and the bio-diversity within our soils. We often notice worms as we spread compost on our beds and are always happy to see beneficial fungus growing in the soil along our plants. We have grown to deeply trust Joe with what is really the basis of our farm - our soil and are so happy to have quality compost that is produced locally and with the utmost care in mind. We also strongly believe in closing the loop and try to reduce our farm's footprint as much as possible, so buying compost that has been recycled and reused from food scrapes and leaves from our local community allows us to support the practice of reducing waste, while supporting a local business and decreasing our carbon footprint.