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Frequently Asked Questions
Depending on the parcel, the soil types vary from a light sandy loam to a rich, dark, crumbly loam. Each is amended with an organic compost that contains no animal products. Fish emulsion and cover crops enrich the soil with nitrogen, a key plant nutrient. Crop rotation also helps to prevent depletion of minerals in the soil.
Lucero Organic Farms manages weed through machine and hand cultivation.
Chemicals are not part of our pest control program. We utilized crop rotation, a selection of resistant varieties, hand removal, and create a habitat for beneficial insects.
Studies consistently show organic foods have higher antioxidants than conventional foods.
Multiple crops are grown in the same space to encourage biodiversity, which improves the harvest.
At the end of each market, some of our produce is donated to the local food banks with a large amount going to the Stockton Food Bank.