Singing Frogs Farm is a unique, no-till, ecologically beneficial, highly intense vegetable farm in Sonoma County, California. Through our innovative, regenerative farming systems, including no-till soil management, we have more than quadrupled the organic matter in our soil (which means more nutrient dense food for you!) - all while producing over six times the state average of harvest revenue per acre per year and while bringing back tremendous, healthy populations of pollinators, beneficial insects and vertebrates (our natural pest control).
Not only do we use less water to produce our vegetables because of our supercharged soil organic matter, we also use NO sprays of any kind, not even organic sprays, and our awesome crew of year-round employees (not seasonal) have job security.
You know about us because we're a small farm with a big name.
We've shown that no-till vegetable production is not only possible, but can be highy productive and profitable. We've quadrupled our soil organic matter, without nutrient leaching, while nearly tripling the total microbial life in our soils. We've increased bird and native bee populations and diversity. We've increased native perennial plant diversity and density. We've dramatically reduced water usage per crop, and we're producing roughly $100,000 in vegetable sales per crop acre per year with over half of that revenue paying our year-round employees' salaries.
Singing Frogs Farm continues to be a living experiment.
As we, and leading soil scientists, learn more about the biology of the soil beneath our feet, our methods and farming systems here at Singing Frogs Farm are constantly changing and being improved upon. However, nearly every aspect of farm management hinges on the three basic principles of soil management:
1) Disturb the soil as little as possible,
2) Keep a diversity of living plants in the ground as often as possible, and
3) Keep the soil covered and protected as often as possible.
When one understands the myriad scientific reasons for each of these principles, one quickly sees how tillage in all its forms is the complete antithesis of soil health.