Shiga Kajiwara Farm is a small husband and wife team farm. We deliver fresh seasonal vegetables mainly to individual customers. Our farm is located in the scenic mountainous
area of Shinshu Matsumoto (formerly Shiga Village) of Nagano Prefecture.
We deliver over 50 different varieties of vegetables from edible wild greens in spring to hearty root crops in winter. Our farm season lasts about 7 months.
As a farm that practices organic farming, we do not use chemical pesticides or synthetic fertilizers.
Instead, 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 soil by adding an appropriate amount of organic nutrients, crop rotation, returning crop residues back into the soil and using (whenever possible) cover crops. We make our own plant based fertilizer (ingredients: indigenous microbes, rice bran, soybeans and wood ashes) about 2 tons every year.