Shiga Kajiwara Farm is a small husband and wife team organic farm. We deliver fresh seasonal vegetables. Our farm is located in the scenic mountainous area of Shinshu Matsumoto
(formerly Shiga Village) of Nagano Prefecture.
We deliver about 50 different varieties of vegetables from fresh greens in spring to hearty root crops in winter. Our farm season is approximately 7 months.
We practice organic farming (no chemical pesticides or synthetic fertilizers). However, we are not certified. Furthermore, some of the seeds we purchase have been treated with
chemicals and soil mix we use for seedlings contains chemical fertilizers.
Our vegetables grow on healthy soils with the help of pristine water and clean air this area is blessed with. We focus on building healthy soils by adding an appropriate amount of organic nutrients, adopting crop rotation, returning crop residues back into the soil and using (whenever possible) cover crops. We use our home made plant based fertilizer (ingredients: indigenous microbes, rice bran, soybeans and wood ashes).