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
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  • 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 aluminium.  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 (www.bioflora.com)

1) Dry Crumbles Fertilizer
2) Dynamega (fish and seaweed)
3) Fulmega
4)
Seaweed Cream