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Welcome to Dunton Family Farms
Since 1909

About Sustainability

"We did not inherit this Earth from our Ancestors. We borrowed it from our children."

-- Ancient Proverb

Sustainability has many definitions. On this page we will attempt to explain what it means to us in both concept and application.

For us, we do not simply think of sustainability in terms of farming practices. We believe that it is a way of life. It is a method by which we strive to reduce our impact on the environment around us, to minimize our product consumption, and to continually work to find balance between ourselves and our environment. It is a process of learning, fine tuning, and evaluating all aspects of our lives.

As applied to our farming practices, it includes working to find the balance between what we harvest (the bounty we take from our soils) with what we put into the process. That is, following the principles of nature to produce food without depleting or polluting our farm.

For example, we are hardcore composters and use only healthy, safe, organic soil amendments (produced on our farm or locally when possible). We use (a lot) of human power (we plant, water, weed, and harvest by hand) and keep our use of fossil fuel powered equipment to a bare minimum.

As individuals and consumers, we try and buy locally to support the local economy. We do not shop at the "MegaloMart" type stores that serve up 100% imported garbage. We are also strong supporters of recycling but stronger believers in repurposing and reusing.

You do not have to live on a farm to strive for living a sustainable lifestyle. It is simply a conscious decision you must make to minimize your impact on the environment that we all share.

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