Organic farming utilizes natural methods of pest control, leading to a revitalization of the scarecrow industry and professional rabbit hecklers. Consume fresh, natural produce with today’s Groupon: for $9, you get a full-size farm-share produce sampler from Rock Dove Farm (up to a $25 value). Baskets may be gathered at a number of locations, which each have specific pickup days and times.
Located about 25 miles from Columbus, Rock Dove Farm harvests 80 varieties of vegetables and herbs during the growing season, stuffing weekly baskets full of chemical-free produce that's generally plucked within 24 hours of delivery. The full-size produce sampler staves off hunger pangs with a week’s worth of vitamin-packed nourishment that can feed two to four omnivores for seven meals or one malevolent vegetable monster during one night of fiber-heavy terror. Basket assortments vary by the time of year; shoppers this week are privy to a selection that includes leafy arugula, bunch turnips, cauliflower, braising mustard greens, baby leeks, peas, spring radishes, and broccoli.
Among Rock Dove's vast fields of herbage, one can find multiple heirloom varieties of plants that have adapted admirably to their surroundings, much like a short-necked giraffe in a field of tiny shrubs. Yields are grown sans chemicals in an enduring quest for organic certification. These principles carry the intention of producing more while using less and finding soil’s consummate mate by trying out new crops such as artichokes, fruit trees, brambleberries, and a host of regional Italian vegetable varieties.