Going back to basics, we studied and developed natural fertilizers. The change was so evident that others referred to us as the “organic farmers”. In 2007 we became USDA Organic certified, and quickly improving our growing practices, we have come a long way. Our family has grown, and we have found new allies. The lacewing, which forms a part of our logo, was brought to Campo San Luis to help protect our produce from pests; they have now formed a sustainable ecosystem within Rico Farms.