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If you make an order, pick it up at the Troy Farmers Market or on the farm AND pay cash or check, you will receive a 5% discount on your order(s).
BLD Farms was created in August of 2016. Located along the beautiful Kootenai River NW of Troy, proprietors Bradley and Loretta Dunn-meier have transformed a one acre property into a thriving garden and small orchard.
Bradley and Loretta are originally from central Montana where they grew up working on their parents’ wheat farms and gardens. After retiring from teaching, Bradley decided he wanted to continue the family tradition of “farming” so they moved to Troy and found a suitable piece of land to fulfill their dream.
BLD Farms is using the “less-till” approach to gardening, using black mulch to keep the soil moist for growing crops. Less-till farming is becoming a popular technique for smaller gardens. The technique allows the soil to keep its natural composition of nutrients and fungus necessary for optimum health. Weeding is also a breeze since most weeds do not penetrate the layer of black mulch and only grow in the holes where the garden plants are growing.
BLD Farms uses no herbicides. Natural predators such as nematodes have been added to the soil as well as Mycelium, a natural fungus found is healthy, undisturbed soil. If a pesticide is needed natural agents are used to combat the insects. Neem oil is one natural agent approved for use on organic gardens.
BLD farms produces their own compost and uses it to add nutrients to the soil during plant production and in the off-season.
While we are not “certified organic”, we are using the same techniques and recommendations for organic production.
BLD Farms welcomes visitors to the farm. We offer free tours. Sit a spell under the shelter and visit. Have questions about gardening. We'll try to answer them. Pick up your produce fresh. Pick up on the farm and receive a 5% discount.