Harvest time at Muir Glen Organic
Taylor West of Muir Glen explains that organic is important to the company not only because “it’s better for us as stewards of our bodies and the Earth,” but because “the taste and quality is incomparable.” Working with nature, not against it, has been the company’s mantra since it its early days in the 1990s. “Nature is not an adversary to manipulate," says West. "She’s an ally.”
Organic farming also keeps the soil healthier for a longer period of time and protects the land’s biodiversity. It takes 3 years to turn a piece of ground organic, so organic farmers who are expanding their business must find and prepare new ground far in advance.