In Good Tilth, an Oregon Tilth publication
Before joining Jacobs Farm Del Cabo, the few local families struggled to make ends meet by selling livestock and charcoal made from local vegetation like mesquite trees, which took a toll on the local habitat. Growing more and more every year now, Tepentú cultivates tomatoes, squash, cucumber and basil on about 400 acres.
“Organic agriculture has been a huge benefit for us and the community, especially with regard to maintaining and improving soil fertility and biological activity. This organic culture that we live every day – and want to continue for a long time – is reflected in our healthy production, healthy soils and healthy people."