SouthWinds Farm is in the San Pedro Valley, approximately 6 miles east of Benson. Currently we have two fields of about 1 acre each in area, plus two small pomegranate orchards. We use organic and sustainable techniques to grow our vegetables. We use only organic fertilizers and natural pesticides. Our crops are both hybrid and heirloom varieties. We do not grow GMO crops.
We use rainwater, groundwater, and drip irrigation to optimize our water usage. Our farm is off-grid; our water is pumped using renewable energy. We use berms and other earthworks to increase the recharge of the rain that falls on the farm. We currently meet the farm’s energy needs using primarily solar energy.
Our mission is to:
- Grow delicious, healthy, organic vegetables and fruit;
- Use sustainable methods to do so;
- Treat our customers and supporters with respect and care; and
- Engage with our various local food and farming communities.