Having a conversation with a certified organic farmer I know and respect today, I learned something interesting. His POV on main difference between regular farms and organic is the use of herbicides. That was interesting as we use no form of herbicides including no pre-emergents. One of us, usually me, gets on a tractor or picks up a hoe and gets the weeds or grass out the old fashioned way. We don't pollute our soil with herbicides and we never will, not today or next year or 20 years from now.
I just wanted to pass that on so you know how seriously we take our quality and your health.
We don't use GMO seed, we don't use herbicides and only nominal amounts of conventional fertilize, since we found an outstanding source for large quantities of safe, sterilized compost at Monterey Mushrooms and Texas Organic Enterprises in Tyler.
So while not being certified organic, we are following those practices.
I have a great family. We work hard, play as much as we can and love to grow great watermelons, among other things.