Each year, a local farmer plants, tends, and harvests grain on a portion of our acreage. Utilizing a four-year rotation plan, he intentionally selects crops that enrich the soil naturally and provide bees with nectar for honey production.
Last fall, in our field, he planted triticale (trit uh KAY lee), which is a hybrid grain made by crossing wheat (triticum) and rye (secale). Hybrid and GMO are not the same. A hybrid is a plant variety developed by intentionally crossing two parent plants using a low-tech process that mimics what occurs naturally in nature. Conversely, GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are created using highly complex methods to create unnatural plant varieties that would never emerge naturally in nature.
We are grateful for the partnership we have with a committed organic farmer.