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:
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.
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100% Organic Produce - Taste the difference
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:
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:
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
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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