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For the past 80 years, four generations of Hubers have been committed to growing healthy, flavorful fruits and vegetables while using the best farming practices. To accomplish this we practice a method of farming called SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE. Over the last two decades a growing movement in the United States has focused on promoting environmentally sound farming practices while providing quality farm products with a conscious effort on helping single family farms to survive among large corporate farms. Individual farmers strive to reach these three main goals: environmental health, economic profitability, and social and economic equity. Sustainable agriculture rests on the principle of meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations. Huber’s Orchard & Winery’s sustainable agricultural goal is to maintain a stable, prosperous farm for our family while promoting an environmentally sound stewardship of land resulting in an improved quality of life for our surrounding community and customers. To reach this goal we employ the following concepts of sustainable agriculture:Soil Conservation:Protecting and improving soil quality by crop rotation, reduced tillage, and no till to help prevent the loss of soil due to wind and water erosion Cover Crops:Used to promote weed suppression, prevent soil erosion, and improve soil nutrients and quality by growing plants such as rye after harvesting a vegetable crop Crop/Landscape Diversity:Growing a variety of crops along with trees and shrubs can reduce risks from extremes in weather, market conditions, or pests. Diversity will contribute to soil conservation, wildlife habitat, and an increased population of beneficial insects. Nutrient Management:Using compost, foliar spraying, and mineral replenishment to soil Direct Farm Marketing:Providing fresh produce picked daily for sale in our farm market removes the need for preservativesValue Added Agriculture:Manufacturing other products with our home grown fruits, such as wines, apple butter, cider, ice cream, etc. reduces waste and adds value to our farmIntegrated Pest Management:Using the least toxic chemicals, generally at an early stage in the plants growth before it has developed edible parts and when it is most vulnerable to destruction by harmful pests. Many of our crops never require spraying, therefore we use chemicals sparingly and only when necessary to save crops from harmful disease or pests.