Local farmer uses organic methods to grow tasty vegetables
Tucked away at the end of Deer Run West in DeFuniak Springs is a five-acre micro farm offering healthy vegetables the local community. Cantaloupe, corn, beans, squash, pepper tomatoes and much more are growing in small plots using organic methods by retired entrepreneur David Watson and his wife Michaela.
The couple has lived in the area for many years, formally owning a blueberry farm in Washington County. Acquiring the DeFuniak Springs land in 2005, they built a house using sustainable lumber, and then started farming in 2010.
Each small plot is created using organic methods – good old-fashioned compost is the key according to David.
“We do not use herbicides or pesticides, the bugs do the work naturally,” he said.
Most all the plants are grown from seed and no genetically modified organisms are used in the planting. Sun Crop offers home delivery of their latest harvests. There is no membership fee or minimum. You may also head up to their farm to pick up their latest offerings.
Interested in learning more about Sun Crop Farm? You can go to their web site at
www.suncropsystem.com or head over there. Call first to make sure someone is at the farm. Tel: (850) 419-0730.