In an age when a goal not to make things worse is considered a lofty, Heinz Thomet and his family are making their piece of our planet healthier every day.
They own and operate Next Step Produce, an 85 acre family farm in Southern Maryland.
Their black beans (traditional to Mexican cuisine) are grown using a technique called “bio dynamic farming.”
The idea is that by making the land more nutrient rich through natural methods (read: no chemical fertilizers), Crops are more nutritious, the food tastier, and the people that consume them healthier.
Very simple. Good fo us, good for the planet.
- Details & Stories
|Package Size||16 oz.|
|Storage Hints||Store at room temperature and dry conditions|
|Other Information||Organic, farm practices bio-dynamic methods, Traditional TEX-MEX bean.|
Stories to Savor
Next Step Produce is not your normal family farm. Heinz Thomet is not your typical farmer.
Their mission: “to grow nourishing food in harmony with nature.”
Having a mission statement is just a hint to just how unique they are.
A visit with the Thomet family at Next Step Produce is an introduction to the idea that we humans do not need to do harm to the environment to live well. That it is possible to farm creating a virtuous circle by continuously improving the nutrient density of the soil. The result is more nutritious crops and better health for the people that eat those crops. We think the food tastes better too.
This is “bio-dynamic” farming.
It Is a far higher standard than “organic” farming. Organic rules focus on keeping specific things out of the food we eat. Nothing more. Bio-dynamic farming does that too. The difference is that it also makes the food more nutritious, healthier for us to eat.
There is a sense of harmony you get when on the farm. You feel it. Nature is a tangible thing and when we respect it there are rewards.
|METHOD||COST (PER ORDER)||EXPECTED ARRIVAL|
|Standard||USPS Ground||4-7 Business days|