A Chinese saying sums up our approach to farming: “A bad farmer grows weeds. A good farmer grows crops. But the best farmer grows soil.” We believe that consistent, tireless attention to the quality and health of our soil is the single most important factor in the long-term success and sustainability of Oxford Gardens.
Healthy, vital soils mean healthy, vital food—and healthy, vital people. It also means fewer insect, pest and weed problems. Only with good soil can we live up to our lofty standards for visually appealing, tasty and nutritious produce. We give special care and attention to post-harvest handling, a key factor in the presentation of attractive and vibrant vegetables. Our operation is not certified organic, although we rigorously follow organic practices. We do not use pesticides or chemical sprays of any kind.
We offer warm service, healthy and delicious vegetables, and a shared joy of working with people who love food. In all we do, we aim to cultivate deep connections between the earth and the local community, and between urban and rural life.
The Oxford Gardens team brings many years of agricultural and horticultural experience to its work in the field. Inspired by our love for the earth and its many wondrous fruits, we take enormous joy and pride in our labor. In our work, we nurture and celebrate the sanity and health that comes from connecting with each other, and the natural world.