Blue Moon Acres Certified Organic Rice
Grown in Pennington, NJ, our rice is deliciously different.
It’s Certified Organic: More than simply avoiding the use of chemical pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and fertilizers, we’re focusing on balancing soil chemistry, building good soil structure, and nurturing soil microbiology to produce the healthiest, most nutritious crops.
No Heavy Metal Concerns: It was only recently that high levels of arsenic were discovered in rice in the US and around the world. Our rice has been tested to show Arsenic levels so low they are at or near levels considered ‘drinking water’ safe. View our test results here.
It’s Fresh: Improperly-stored rice can turn rancid in a single day. Our rice is freshly-husked and polished on a weekly basis ensuring you of the highest quality. You can taste the difference.
It’s Local: You are helping to support the resiliency of local, sustainable food production!
It’s Grown Using Korean Natural Farming Techniques
We are so honored that the New York Times is sharing the story of Blue Moon Acres rice.
Blue Moon Acres Rice is Grown using Korean Natural Farming Techniques
Korean Natural Farming (KNF) is a wholistic approach to agriculture involving regenerative processes and techniques designed to produce healthy, disease-free, high nutrient yield plants.
KNF’s focus is entirely on providing conditions that optimize photosynthesis and absorption of nutrients at all stages of the plant’s growth. First and overwhelmingly primary among these conditions is the building and maintenance of a diverse soil microbiology. To that end, KNF espouses the use of farm- made specially cultured indigenous microorganisms (IMO) as well as many formulas to support the growth of healthy microbiology around the plant. Also, tillage, the mechanical turning of the soil, is minimized so that microbiology, especially fungi, can grow and prosper.
With healthy soil microbiology, aggregation, the foundation of good soil structure, returns. Soil can now accept and hold water better. Nutrient availability at the root is vastly enhanced as a diverse microbial mix feeds a balanced blend of nutrients to the plant. With better nutrition, plants are healthier with stronger cell walls and fully complexed proteins and, as such, are no longer prone to insect damage or disease.
As a corollary, with KNF farming there is no recommendation for the use of insecticidal, fungicidal, nematocidal, or herbicidal sprays of any kind. Healthy microbiology, healthy soil, healthy plants.