Since purchasing the organic farm in 2007, Patricia Bishop and Josh Oulton have been steadily increasing the number of acres in transition to organic and today, TapRoot Farms is 70% organic or in transition to organic, with the goal of becoming fully organic by 2020.
Josh and Patricia instill the virtues of environmental responsibility in their three children–Izaak, Lily, and Frank–while involving them in all aspects of the farming operation. The family grows delicious veggies and fruit, raise free-range hens for eggs, and pastured animals for meat.
On a regenerative farm biological production and ecological structure grow more complex over time. As living soil deepens, yields increase and external inputs decrease.
After attending the 2018 Committee on World Food Security meetings TapRoot Farms now follows the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDG’s).