At Hollie's Homegrown we wholeheartedly believe in organic, sustainable farming and business practices.  What exactly does that mean? 

Organic Farming -
  • ZERO pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides used on our plants or in our soil
  • Our soil amendments and plant applications are all organic (see below for the products we use)
  • Purchase only certified organic seeds and starter plants from reputable organic nurseries
  • Everything is done by hand at Hollie's, no gas powered tractors or machines creating pollution on the plants and in the air
  • Why is Hollie not "certified organic?" While I firmly believe purchasing certified organic products is enormously important (to people and the environment), as a very small farmer, obtaining certification for your farm can be extremely costly (yet another reason organic is more expensive). While I do plan on certifying in the future, I currently do not have the resources or administrate support to do so.  I do however, have 100% transparency in my soil amendment program (see list below), and have zero-pesticide residue results from 3rd party soil tests. 

Sustainable Business Practices

  • Zero-waste farm. All organic materials (dead leaves, plants) are composted and then applied later to the soil
  • We primarily sell at Farmers' Markets and Events supporting our local economy 
  • Environmentally friendly and supporting local businesses:
  1. All our herbal products are in American-made glass.  Glass is the cleanest container and does not "off-gas" any toxic chemicals like plastic and aluminum.  Plus they are 100% recyclable and reusable!
  2. Any added ingredients for our products are locally sourced (100 mile radius) and grown or processed without pesticides.
  3. All our labels are made from 100% recycled paper and purchased from American paper companies.

Here are the Organic Amendments we use from BioFlora (

1) Dry Crumbles Fertilizer
2) Dynamega (fish and seaweed)
3) Fulmega
Seaweed Cream