Small Fruit / Testimonial

Maple Rock Farm

Dear AZOMITE®,

Sent: Friday, September 15, 2006 7:23 AM
Subject: AZOMITE® Testimonial

Here at Maple Rock Farm on Orcas Island in Washington State, we grow a wide variety of specialty organic produce, fruit and berries. We've been in business for six years and operate as a Community Supported Agriculture farm and we are suppliers to the best restaurants on the Island. We also do a vibrant business at our local farmers’ market. I began using AZOMITE® this year for the first time. I can honestly say that our plant health and yield quality is the best I've seen since we began growing and I can only attribute this to the use of AZOMITE®.

Another interesting point is that our fertilizer costs have gone down even though we are always expanding our production. I use an Earthway seeder to do most of our direct sowing. This year I purchased a side dresser fertilizer hopper that neatly fits onto the seeder. I simply fill the hopper with a mix of AZOMITE® and my other pelletized organic fertilizer and apply as I direct sow. This has worked really well. Since we are applying fertilizer directly in the root zone, our consumption has been greatly reduced thus saving us hundreds of dollars on fertilizer costs.

I can definitely see a difference in the beds that have had AZOMITE® applied them VS the ones that have been sown without. I will continue to use AZOMITE® and feel good that I am adding trace elements back to the soil that nourishes me both physically and financially,

John Steward
Maple Rock Farm
Orcas Island, WA