Mahonia Gardens is a one-acre market garden in Sisters, Oregon, dedicated to growing quality produce. They use absolutely no harmful chemicals in their production—no pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers or anything. Instead, Benji and Carys focus on growing healthy soil by making and adding loads of compost and adding minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and iron. Given the limited space, they maintain small paths—usually about 1’ wide—to accommodate the greatest amount of cultivated space. Most labor on the farm is done by hand, using broad forks and digging forks to create and maintain beds.
What are they growing? beets, carrots, turnips, onion, potatoes, garlic, radishes, sunchokes, broccoli, cabbage, napa cabbage, tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers, eggplant, kale, chard, parsley, cilantro, salad mix (baby kale, radicchio, baby chard, arugula, spinach, lettuce, mustard), and more