Welcome to Chickadee Creek Farm!
COVID-19 Update: In an effort to keep our employees and our customers as safe as possible and continue to supply our community with healthy, fresh, safe produce, we are continuing our online ordering system for CSA and NON-CSA members into the summer months. We will also be fully stocked at the farmers’ markets for day-of purchasing, but we strongly encourage you to pre-order and prepay for your veggies as much as possible. Pre-ordering is a step you can take to keep the entire farmers’ market community safe by reducing lines, crowding, wait time, and interactions. Thank you!
Please note that ordering is open Tues p.m. through Thurs p.m., and it is very important that you select the pick-up location that you want to pick up at. We unfortunately are be able to refund orders if you select the wrong market (though if you notice that after placing it, let us know and we can fix it up to 24 hours before the pick-up)
See instructions for ordering here
To stay updated on when to order, and where order pickups are happening, please subscribe to our newsletter (link on the right of this page). We will send out ordering updates weekly,
More on our COVID precautions:
On the farm: We are offering our staff unlimited paid sick leave for the duration of the pandemic to make sure we are keeping them and you safe. At the farm and at markets, we strictly social distance and wear masks, sanitize surfaces, and wash hands.
At markets: We will not let customers touch the produce- our food safety trained market staff does all the handling. We use barriers to keep customers spaced back from the produce display. All of our markets REQUIRE everyone to wear masks and keep 6′ away from one another. We have hand washing stations at market and wash our hands frequently. All payment, cash or credit, is contactless, and any change you get back from us has itself been quarantined for a week, as research indicates is prudent.
Looking to renew your membership to our CSA? Click here for details!
Chickadee Creek Farm is a certified organic vegetable, flower and herb farm. The farm was started by Jess Niederer in 2010 and is located on part of our family farm. Four generations of our family have farmed in Hopewell Valley, NJ, and the previous generation preserved the land so that it can never be developed.
The 80 acre farm is on Titus Mill Road in Pennington, NJ. Our crew of 9 farmers grow on 20 of those acres, with 14 of them devoted to vegetables, 2 to small fruits, and 3 to oats. The goal of Chickadee Creek is three-pronged; make a sustainable living off of the family farm, supply our community with healthy and flavorful food, and do all of this as efficiently as possible to keep costs down and to keep life enjoyable for farmers and for our customers.
We grow over 50 types of vegetables chosen for flavor and suitability to our climate, running the range from zucchini, striped heirloom tomatoes, amazing potatoes, and ridiculously sweet winter carrots to lettuces, delicious ginger, and the prettiest flowers.
“Transitional organic” means that some of our farmland is in the midst of the mandated three-year process of becoming certified organic. Jess’s family grew wheat, soybeans, and hay on this farm. In 2010, when Jess began her own business growing vegetables, she immediately began using organic practices. All of our practices and farmland are inspected by and follow the rules of the National Organic Program. In July of 2012 organic certification began for the first five acres. As we take over the family land bit by bit, the new ground is called “transitional organic” until the mandatory three year waiting period is over. As of June 1st of 2017, 20 acres are fully certified organic!
We have now added work-shares to our Farm Membership options!