Author Archives: Chickadee Creek

Local Hero Award

Big News! We were voted the “Local Hero” award in the Farm/Farmer category by Edible Jersey readers! Check out the article below and read about other local heroes here. Jess Niederer once described a chickadee as fierce, persistent, social-minded and cheerful. To me, … Continue reading

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Chickadee Creek Farm Featured on Verizon Program

Check out a video about the farm here, as a part of Verizon’s ‘Push Pause’ Program!

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The Winter Harvest

Read about Farmer Jess on a true winter harvest day, in this Star Ledger article. In Season: Taking on turnips By Rachel Weston Let’s face it, turnips get short shrift compared to some of the other root vegetables. Leggy carrots … Continue reading

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Farmer Jess Weighs in on Blight

Chickadee Creek’s Farmer Jess is quoted in a recent Trenton Times article about the emergence of late blight on tomato crops in NJ! _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ … Continue reading

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Featured in the Princeton Eats blog

Winter Flavors Of Food By Kim Palumbo Central New Jersey is home to numerous grocery stores: large chain or local mom and pop, certified organic or not-so-much, we’ve got you covered.  With so many alternatives to choose from, health-conscious, budget-minded consumers … Continue reading

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Hot off the press:

Chickadee Creek and Farmer Jess in the Feb issue of US1 Farm Living Is The Life: Jess Niederer by Michele Alperin Throughout the United States, about 30 percent of farmers were women in 2007, a 19 percent increase in just … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks for a great 2012

We are sincerely thankful for our members and customers who saw us through a great 2012 growing season. We will be at the Stangl Factory Farmers Market through December, and otherwise we’ll see you at the 2013 markets! CSA sign-ups … Continue reading

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In the NJ Spotlight

Check out Chickadee Creek Farm in this NJSpotlight article! After graduating from Cornell University with an ecology degree, Jess Niederer ditched the research lab in favor of a new workspace: New Jersey farmland. “I wanted to do something that had an instantaneous … Continue reading

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Late Spring on Chickadee Creek

We’ve gotten through all danger of frost, so it’s time to plant our hearts out. Just before the rain we got in a second seeding of beans, more tatsoi and arugula, herbs, salad mix and lettuce. Then we spend a … Continue reading

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Spring pics!

Spring came early this year! We’ve been busy. More pics will be up shortly to introduce this years fantastic farm apprentices Helen and Beverly! Below, see our lovable pup Tiller, huge sweet turnips, tillage operations, the new (used) equipment purchases … Continue reading

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