About Riverbend Roots Farm
Riverbend Roots Farm is a 5-acre vegetable farm in Alton, IL, owned and operated by Stacey and Kris Larson, local farmers with 14 years experience in organic agriculture. They have farmed in the Riverbend region since 2006 after several years on the West Coast, in California and Oregon, as well as in Massachusetts.
Riverbend Roots Farm is a product of their passion for great food, living soils, the work of farming, and the opportunity to serve and provide local communities a nutrient-rich, tasty supply of hand-picked vegetables, herbs, flowers, and fruits. They hope to make local foods easy to find, affordable to purchase, and varied in choice, starting with the soil and the ecological health of the entire farm. In order to achieve true sustainability & all-nourishing food, Kris and Stacey work to build the soil through crop rotations, green manures, cover crops, mulches, organic amendments, and timely fallow.
The farm uses only sustainable, ecological practices, based on the principles of organics, permaculture, and biodynamics. Their practices are founded on feeding and promoting the life of the soil, full of diverse and vibrant microbial populations, to ensure that our food is dense with nutrients and teeming with eating quality. If you want to know more about our growing practices, please don't hesitate to ask the farmers!
The Mission of Riverbend Roots is to:
a farm that supports our community, the land, and our family.
a seasonal variety of fresh vegetables, herbs, flowers, eggs and annual fruits to our members, local farmers markets, and the Riverbend community.
to fresh, locally-grown produce by knowing where and how their food is grown, how to prepare fresh foods, and eating with the cycle of the seasons.
for the soil by rotating crops, enhancing local biodiversity, building soil organic matter, & following ecological principles and sustainable practices.
our passion, knowledge & experience with those who are eager to learn.
in our local community of food, health, land, and friendships.
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