At Coghlan Cottage Farm, we grow a wide variety of veggies for sale.
Our focus on the farm is on heirloom, open-pollinated vegetable varieties. This is one of the biggest differences between our veg and the veg you can buy at the store. Heirloom vegetables often come in sizes and shapes we're not familiar with at the grocery store (think purple, striped or pink tomatoes and yellow, white or red carrots!), and the taste is out of this world! Rather than being bred for ease of shipment, uniform size or shape or simultaneous ripening, old fashioned veggies have been bred for tolerance to disease, hardiness and FLAVOUR!
The other reason we're passionate about heirloom vegetables is the fact that most are open-pollinated. This is a fancy way of saying you can save the seeds and have the plant turn out reliably the same the following year. We are very passionate believers that seeds belong in the hands of family farmers and backyard gardeners, not major multi-national corporations. No one should have the right to patent life.
By enjoying vegetables from our farm you are helping to ensure that these valuable food crops stay alive - if we don't eat them and save seeds and keep them in the public domain, heirloom veggies could go the way of the dinosaurs - literally becoming extinct. (You didn't know your BLT could save the world, did you!?)
Although we are not certified organic, all of our veg is grown without any herbicides or pesticides (organic or otherwise) or harsh commercial fertilizers. Jeff & Stacey are both Certified Organic Master Gardeners and we take our commitment to clean, sane methods of growing food very seriously. (That's a fancy way of saying we spend lots of time pulling weeds, basically.)