© Molly J. Smith
Singh Farms — owned by the husband-and-wife team of Ken and Lee Singh — is a 20-acre farm that aims to provide nutritious food and educate the local community about a healthier way of life. The farm is open to the public on Saturdays from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. and sells a variety of organic vegetables, as well as other products, like bread and honey. Ken says they use a "natural farming" method, working with the land to produce more nutritious foods.
How did Singh Farms get started?
The ground here wasn't farmable — it had a lot of caliche — so we broke the dirt up and mixed organics in it. We make our own compost here, and what we're working on are the carbon-nitrogen ratios. We're feeding the Earth because it's a living Earth, and the plants will take in what they need. What I'm trying to do is grow healthy food.
Where did you get your passion for organic foods?
I grew up on a farm. We had cows and chickens. My father farmed organically, and I remember composting in high school. When I started this farm, I decided we needed organics, and when I went to buy compost I couldn't find what I liked. So, I made my own. I'm trying to make it from the desert, for the desert.
How is the community getting involved?
[On Saturdays], we have guest chefs. Many of them buy our vegetables, so we invite them to the garden and ask them to cook so people can see how easy it is and how fresh it tastes.
— Molly J. Smith
Information: Singh Farms, 8900 E. Thomas Road, Scottsdale
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