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Organic Farms In New Jersey

New Jersey Organic Farms

Organic farms: A guide to a New Jersey agricultural success story

Operating a farm in New Jersey has a unique set of challenges that farmers must contend with. With densely populated urban and sprawling suburban areas driving up the cost of land, very little land is available for widespread, high volume farming.

Under these conditions, large commercial farms are not viable. Small local farms, especially organic farms, have developed a niche with consumers who are willing to pay a higher price for local organic, fresh, farm-to-table, fully ripened, healthy food.


Organic Food and Sustainable Agriculture Systems

Organic farms require a process of caring for the environment through farming techniques that ensure the health and well-being of the soil, the plants and the animals that are being raised and cared for.

The certification of organic food requires farming processes that exclude the use of contamination by human or industrial waste, harmful pesticides, artificial fertilizers, ionizing radiation, and food additives. Livestock must be free of antibiotics and growth hormones.

It includes a rigorous system of sustainable agriculture that takes time and commitment with a significant benefit accruing to future generations.

Sustainable Agriculture Systems
Sustainable agriculture systems are processes and techniques that are used to produce healthy and environmentally safe food.
As a minimum, these agriculture systems are used to ensure that:

  • The fertility of the soil is continuously maintained and improved.
  • The quality of water is protected and enhanced
  • The farm workers, and all other factors in food production chain are protected
  • The discharge of waste and greenhouse gas emissions are treated to achieve minimal impact on the environment

While there is no widely recognized body for certification of Sustainable Food and Agriculture systems, the other components, Organic and Bio Dynamic Food and Agriculture systems have certification standards.



The Verification of Certified NJ Organic Farms

Note: These suppliers (farms) have been verified either against the List of Certified USDA Organic operations or the list of NJDA-Certified Organic. Only certified operations may sell, label, or represent their product as organic unless exempt or excluded from certification.

2020 Certified Organic Farms in North Jersey

Alstede Farms
Alstede Farms
1 Chesterfield Drive
Chester, NJ
Website
Certified Organic by: [NJDA] New Jersey Department of Agriculture
Has 500 acres of vegetables, fruits, and flowers, with a farm market. Many of these farm products are available as "Pick Your Own". Supports CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).
Circle Brook Farm
Circle Brook Farm
141 Brighton Rd.
Andover, New Jersey
Website
Certified Organic by: [NJDA] New Jersey Department of Agriculture
Grows and fruits & vegetables and sells them at their on site farmers market

English Farm
English Farm
3625 Valley Road
Liberty Corner, NJ
(908) 647-0004
Website
A 60 acre farm Certified Organic by: [NJDA] New Jersey Department of Agriculture
They have market well stocked with fresh vegetables and fruit grown on their from our farm, and from their certified organic neighbor, Harrison Brook Farm, and from other local vendors. They have sweet corn, tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, peppers, beets, peaches, plums, sweet cherries, watermelon, eggs and more. They also have a variety of animals here for your enjoyment --- including Pippin and Frodo, two Nigerian dwarf goats and Hector, a miniature horse, and bantam hens and loud roosters .
Old Hook Farm
650 Old Hook Rd
Emerson, NJ 07630
Website
Certified Organic by: [NJDA] New Jersey Department of Agriculture
They have certified organic fields producing over 150 varieties of vegetables during the growing season, a natural food market open year round, and greenhouses that are stocked with organic environmentally friendly lawn and garden products.
School Lunch Organic Farm
School Lunch Organic Farm & CSA
69 Stephens State Park Road
Hackettstown, NJ
Website
Certified Organic by: [NJDA] New Jersey Department of Agriculture
A working Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm located on 68 Certified Organic acres in Morris County. They have been growing annual and perennial vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruit on this historic farm that dates back to the 1600s. In 2012 they started a weekly vegetable share distribution, to provide healthy, delicious, seasonal, local foods to our community through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. They offer over 200 varieties of organic vegetables, fruit, flowers, and herbs with 10-15 types of produce available on any given week. All of our produce is grown from seed on our farm; yhey do not purchase produce from other farms or food distributors. Your share is harvested the day you pick it up. CSA Memberships are available.


2020 Certified Organic Farms in Central Jersey

Cherry Grove Farm
Cherry Grove Farm
3200 Lawrenceville Road (Rte. 206)
Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648
Website
Certified Organic by: [NJDA] New Jersey Department of Agriculture
A 480-acre diversified farm with grass fed cattle and lambs live and graze in an open environment. Also has pastured pigs and free-range chickens. Their market sells many products including beef, pork, chicken,eggs, cheese, milk, Italian mozzarella, and more. They raise Tamworth pigs, a "heritage breed" that factory farms have shunned making them nearly extinct. Tamworths offer many benefits to small grass-based farmers and eaters alike. They are excellent grazers and produce tender pork of exceptional flavor. Bring the kids and join them in the barn for milking at 4 pm each day.

Chickadee Creek Farm
Chickadee Creek Farm
62 Titus Mill Rd
Pennington, NJ
(609) 462-3854
chickadeecreekfarm@gmail.com
Website
Certified Organic by: [NJDA] New Jersey Department of Agriculture
An 80 acre farm that grows a variety of organic products including zucchini, striped heirloom tomatoes, potatoes, and sweet winter carrots, lettuces, ginger,and more. Organic products can be purchased either with a " Pick your own" CSA membership, or at a number of retail farm markets that include: the Princeton Farmers Market, NJ Rutgers Gardens Farmers’ Market, Pennington Farmers’ Market, Montgomery Farmers’ Market, Westfield Farmers’ Market, and the Denville Farmers’ Market
Comeback Farm
Comeback Farm
8 Deboer Farm Lane
Asbury, NJ 08802
908-537-9449
Website
Certified Organic by: [NJDA] New Jersey Department of Agriculture
Comeback Farm is located on the fertile soil of Hunterdon County's Musconetcong River Valley.
They are a CSA where members will get a weekly box of organic produce from early June to just before Christmas.
They also sells their organic vegetables at the Devoor Farmers' Market in Flemington, NJ.

Dogwood Farms
Dogwood Farms
406 New Center Rd.
Hillsborough, NJ
Website
(908) 337-7789
Certified Organic by: [NJDA] New Jersey Department of Agriculture
The farm of 35 acres is leased from Duke Farms. With continuing support from Duke Farms they have sucessfully operated vegetable/meat CSA programs and expanded their business into offering specialty items ranging from salsas and sauces to hot sauce and soaps. Their retail operation has developed local partnerships with other small business owners. Almost all products sold in the store are grown by Dogwood Farms, or sourced from small businesses within a 50 mile radius.

Green Flash Farm
Green Flash Farm
324 Mountain View Road
Skillman, NJ
Website
(609) 429-0599
Certified Organic by: [NJDA] New Jersey Department of Agriculture
A CSA farm t6hat offers traditional weekly boxes of the highest quality organically grown produce, with options to add on fresh-cut flowers and/or pastured eggs. They also have an onsite farm store that sells their on-site producrs

Honey Brook Organic Farm
Honey Brook Farm
260 Wargo Road
Pennington NJ 08534
42 Chesterfield -Georgetown Road
Chesterfield
Website
Certified Organic by: [NJDA] New Jersey Department of Agriculture
One of the oldest operating vegetable farms in New Jersey, and the one of oldest Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program in the state.
They manage four farms in NJ: Two in Hopewell Township, Mercer County, and two in Chesterfield Township, Burlington County . Produce grown at their farms are distributed through their CSA program's Distribution Centers, also located in Chesterfield and Hopewell (Pennington) as well as through their Boxed Share program. The boxed shared program delivers Boxed Shares weekly, for approximately 24 weeks, to several sites in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Members or business owners who have offered us the use of their garage, porch, etc. as a place to drop off pre-boxed shares of produce host these sites.

Merrick Farm
Merrick Farm
98 Merrick Rd.
Farmingdale, NJ 07727
Website
Certified Organic by: [NJDA] New Jersey Department of Agriculture
A CSA farm open from June to October. They also have grass fed beef all year round. Retail produce is available at the farm stand Monday through Saturday from 10- 6 in season, and at the Asbury Park Farmers Market every Thursday evening from 4-7.
North Slope Farm
North Slope Farm
Lambertville, NJ
386 Rock Rd
Website
609-647-9754
northslopefarm@comcast.net
Certified Organic by: [NJDA] New Jersey Department of Agriculture
A 50 acre, diversified farm with a farm stand whose primary cash products are vegetables, flowers, Eggs – free range, and herbs grown on five acres. Other involvements include compost, hay, straw, pasture, fruit, infrastructure, waterways, buffer zones, woodlands, wetlands and community involvement.

Orchard Farm Organics
Orchard Farm Organics
1052 Cherry Hill Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
info@orchardfarmorganics.org
609-466-1365
Website
A CSA farm where members pick up fresh seasonal produce from the farm every week from the first week in June to the last week of October.

Profeta Farms
Profeta Farms LLC
803 U.S. Highway 202
Readington NJ
(908) 237-1301
info@profetafarms.com
Website
Certified Organic by: [PCO] Pennsylvania Certified Organic
Founded in 2012, Profeta Farms with land located in central New Jersey and Pennsylvania, is focused on regenerative agriculture that not only adheres to, but goes beyond the standards of USDA organic certification, They are committed to creating a diverse food system that promotes healthy soil, plants, animals, and people. Profeta Farms’ newly constructed 25,000 square foot onsite full-service Market is open seven days a week and carries a carefully curated selection of farm fresh raw products, as well as foods thoughtfully prepared by their chefs. Their butchers, cheese mongers, bakers, chefs, and staff are on hand daily to help you revolutionize the way you eat. Profeta Farms hosts educational tours, programs, and events.


Regina's Vegetable Farm
Regina's Organic Vegetable Farm
692 Lakewood-Farmingdale Road
Howell, New Jersey 07731
732-522-1777
Website
Certified Organic by: [NJDA] New Jersey Department of Agriculture
A very large vegetable farm with a large variety of potted herbs and vegetable plants. Primarily a wholesale supplier but will sell retail with a purchase of 2 or more flats.

Sandbrook Meadow Farm
Sandbrook Meadow Farm
51 Sandbrook Headquarters Road
Stockton, NJ 08559
mail@sandbrookmeadowfarm.com
908-782-0074
Website
Certified Organic by: [NJDA] New Jersey Department of Agriculture
Located on 50 acres, they are a CSA that have arraned for Shares to be picked up at the farm on Tuesdays and Fridays between 12 pm and 7 pm and at the Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers Market on Sundays between 9 am and 1 pm.

Terhune Orchards
Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Website
Certified Organic by: [NJDA] New Jersey Department of Agriculture
They have eight acres set aside for organic produce. The produce includes organic lettuces, tomatoes, herbs, potatoes, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower. radishes, tomatillos, cabbage and Brussel sprouts.


2020 Certified Organic Farms in South Jersey

1895 Organic Farm
1895 Organic Farm
303 Landing Street
Lumberton, NJ
Website
609-267-5953
Certified Organic by: [NJDA] New Jersey Department of Agriculture
A CSA ( Community Supported Agriculture) vegetable farm. They offer a 12-week program runs June - September. Memberships are available
They grow organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers. They have a retail farm stand and sell wholesale to stores and restaurants.

Atlantic Blueberry Company
Atlantic Blueberry Company
7201 Weymouth Road
Hammonton, NJ 08037
609-561-8600
Website
Certified Organic by: [NJDA] New Jersey Department of Agriculture
A family owned blueberry farming operation that encompasses over 1,300 acres.They are a wolesale & retail operation selling to local "Mom-n-Pop" stores, giant nationwide food chains, and retail on their farm.


Big Buck Farms
Big Buck Farms " Little Buck Organics"
345 Columbia Road
Hammonton, NJ08037
Website
609-704-7622 (office), 609-820-0964 (mobile)
Certified Organic by: [NJDA] New Jersey Department of Agriculture
This 116-acre farm in the Pine Barrens sells market fresh blueberries available from June through August and frozen blueberries are available all year around. While the bulk of their Blueberries are sold to distributors, they never turn away a car pulling into their driveway in need of a small order of Blueberries There is no farm stand and they do not offer a pick-your-own berries option.
Jah's Creation Organic Farm
JAH’S Creation Farm
4045 Spruce Ave.
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
609 233-5860
Website
They offer Jersey fresh produce for sale throughout the growing season. The produce is grown on 12 acres of land. CSA members receive a ½ bushel box of locally grown vegetables, herbs, and melon delivered to their door each week for 24 weeks.

Muth Family Farm
Muth Family Farm
1639 Pitman Downer Road
Williamstown, NJ
Website
Certified Organic by: [NJDA] New Jersey Department of Agriculture
They offer a CSA program that provides a weekly supply of locally-grown, organic produce at a reasonable price. The program runs for sixteen weeks. Come to the farm once a week during the season and fill your own basket with a variety of fresh
produce.
Rosedale Blueberry Farm
Rosedale Blueberry Farm
145 Laurel Ave,
Rosedale, Hammonton, NJ 08037
Office (609) 567-8130
Website
Certified Organic by: [NJDA] New Jersey Department of Agriculture
This 30 acre family farm offers organic blueberries and blackberries from mid-June to mid August.
Sells packed berries during the growing season. Be sure to call before you come to check availability. They do not offer pick-your-own/u-pick. They also sell Blueberry Blossom Honey. (Check out Honey page) Blueberry and Blackberry Plants are available for sale as well.
Savoie Organic Farm
Savoie Organic Farm
990 East Malaga Road
Williamstown NJ
856-629-9020
Website
Certified Organic by: [NJDA] New Jersey Department of Agriculture
A Community supported agriculture (CSA) Farm with all vegetables have been harvested at their peak of freshness and nutritional value. CSA members are shareholders in the farm. Members can choose among three different share (basket) sizes depending on their weekly vegetable needs.


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