Woodford Market Garden Jamaica
Woodford Market Garden             Jamaica

WOODFORD MARKET GARDEN

Committed to growing the highest quality Organic Produce

About Us

In June 2018,  Woodford Market Garden closed. Paul & Donna Noble who operated the organic farm for the last 25 years  were pleased that the people who worked at the farm, most from the community, wanted to continue growing organic greens for the market.  They passed the spade on to them.  Using the same organic techniques, the newly formed Happy Gate Group of Organic Farmers  will continue to grow a variety of greens for the Jamaican market.  

 

Woodford Market thanks you for your support and encouragement over the years.  Please continue to support the Happy Gate Group of farmers as they continue the tradition of  growing healthy food while caring for our environment.  If you have any questions or would like to place an order, please contact the new operator Bunny Jean Bailey at:

 bunny-jean@hotmail.com 

 

 

 Woodford Market Garden operated an organic farm located 2500ft up in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica for 25 years.  The farm closed in June 2018.

 

Woodford Market was one of Jamaica's few certified organic farms, and maintained organic certification for 10 years until it closed in June 2018.  They approached the growing of food with consideration for the impact it has on people and the environment, preserving biodiversity, protecting our air, rivers, and land, mindful of leaving the smallest carbon footprint and a greener Jamaica.  Passing on techniques about organic practices was always important at Woodford.  The farm ran many workshops over the years, trained many farmers in organic practices and are pleased that newly formed Happy gate Group of farmers will carry on a tradition of growing clean, healthy food and now operate a similar farm.   

 

 

Please continue to support the Happy Gate group as buying local helps support the  economy, ensuring the employment of rural farmers and their communitiy and reduces the amount of energy used in transportation and importation.

 

 This site will be available for a few more months so that anyone interested in organic farming, compost building (see instructional video on the Down To Earth Page) can explore and  discover more about how we grew and packaged our well loved salad greens Super Greens Salad Blend.

 

                      Woodford Market Garden

                               "Simply Down To Earth"

             100% Organic Produce - Taste the difference

 

 

Delicious organic salad greens from Woodford Market Garden.

 

 

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Our Produce

 A well loved product on Jamaica's supermarket shelves for the past 25 years,  our retail package Super Green Salad Blend offered a delicious selection of hand picked organic greens and herbs to the Jamaican market. 

 

 

How healthy are Organically Grown Foods

 

Organic foods are more nutritious and a powerful healing tool for the human body. Organic food is the most delicious type of preventive medicine available to us!

Organic food is nutrient-rich and promotes good health.

In a study published in March 2008 by The Organic Center,1 scientific evidence settled the lingering question: “Are organic foods really more nutritious?

The answer is a resounding “Yes!” examine the following facts:

  • Organic plant-based foods (fruits, vegetables, grains) contain higher levels of eight of 11 nutrients studied, including significantly greater concentrations of health-promoting polyphenols and antioxidants.
  • Organically grown plant-based foods are 25% more nutrient dense, on average, than their conventional food counterparts. That means they deliver more essential nutrients per serving or calorie consumed than conventionally-grown foods.
  • Nutrients present in organic foods are “in a more biologically active form,” according to Neal Davies, a professor at Washington State University (WSU) and a co-author of the center’s report.

A+ for Organic Farming!

In another recent study entitled “Living Soil, Food Quality, and the Future of Food,”2 presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), several inspiring conclusions were offered about the health benefits of organic farming and its nutritional impact in food:

  • Higher levels of fertilizer negatively impact the density of certain nutrients in harvested foodstuffs, which is called the "dilution [of nutrients] effect." Organic farming can, under some circumstances, delay the onset of the "dilution effect."
  • Compared to typical conventional farms, the nitrogen cycle on organic farms is rooted in substantially more complex biological processes and soil-plant interactions; for this reason, organic farming offers great promise in consistently producing nutrient-enriched foods.

Consider the Healthy Power of Organic Milk, Beef, Lamb & Pork Too!

It’s not just veggie and fruit enthusiasts who reap the rewards of organically-grown chow.

 

 So revise your shopping list to include as much organic food as possible – you can even buy organic foods on a budget – and commit to a healthier, happier you. Your taste buds will thank you too!

Clearly, organic food equals healthier food. It’s that simple – and that tasty too!

The above was drawn from reports from OrganicAuthority.com

Get more tips and tricks about organic foods and green living at OrganicAuthority.com  

1. The Organic Center, March, 2008 Report: http://www.organic-center.org/science.latest.php?action=view&report_id=126

2. The Organic Center, March 13, 2009 Press Release: http://www.organic-center.org/news.pr.php?action=detail&pressrelease_id=28

3. The Organic Center: Health Benefits of Conjugated Linoleic Acid: http://www.organic-center.org/science.hot.php?action=view&report_id=18

Rain cover, collector, solar pump and drip irrigation system provided with grant assistance from CIDA
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The Jamaica Organic Agriculture Movement - JOAM,

Woodford Market Garden salad greens and herbs are certified by third party inspectors theough the Jamaica Organic Agriculture Movement - JOAM.

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