What We Believe
We take the relationship between farming and the environment seriously. When the earth and environment suffer, farmers suffer. Often times farming practices play a major role in the environmental issues that farmers have to contend with. Soil degradation, loss of wildlife habitat, water contamination, pollution and carbon emissions are all problems that are made worse by specific farming practices.
While we are a small farm, we believe that even the smallest changes matter. This includes how we tend our land, grow your food and how we ourselves eat and live. While we are certified organic, we think beyond organic certification. We also use no-till practices which means we disturb the soil as little as possible- preserving the soil microorganisms, fungi and bacteria which are critical to soil health. This isn't some new fad farmer method, it has been used in historical agriculture for over 10,000 years. Drip irrigation and high tunnels reduce our water usage and cover crops build soil health so we don't need to use synthetic fertilizers.
Is this a harder way to farm? Sometimes.
Does it bring amazing, healthy organic food to your table? Yes.
Is it worth it? Absolutely.
Meet the Farmers
The farm was purchased in 2013, but we have tended the property organically since 2005. Jenn has a Master's Degree in Agricultural Education and teaches on-farm food safety classes as part of an amazing team at Rutgers University. She specializes in being very picky about everything and making sure a plan is in place! Jenn is an herbalist and soap maker, growing and crafting many of the remedies used by her family for years.
Her love of organic food and sustainable living combined with her talent for event planning and vibe creating make her the perfect partner in life and business for her husband- hardworking, hands in the dirt, farmer Andrew. His background as a chef and restauranteur combined with his passion for farming brings exciting new ideas to the farm. Together they will make sure you have amazing food on your table while honoring the planet on which we live.
Andrew + Jenn
Paula, the family matriarch (RIP Mammers!), and Andrew, farmer + chef