BERNE -- Mark Hoffmann and Susan Walter raise beef cows, pigs, chickens, goats and llamas. They plant vegetables, berries and medicinal herbs. They grow everything without chemical fertilizers or pesticides and are even limiting the number of cows they raise in order to reduce the impact on their 140-acre farm on Switzkill Road.
The couple is farming organically, but if you buy meat or produce you won't find that distinctive "USDA Organic" sticker. Morning Fog Farm is not officially organic, partly because certification is costly and time-consuming.