Farm Living Is The Life: Jess Niederer
by Michele Alperin
In New Jersey there are about 2,261 women-operated farms, about one-fifth of the total number of farms in the state. Their farms average 29 acres in size and produce, on average, $22,170 a year in products, way below the state average of $95,584.
Carleo says that a growing number of women are eager to start on the journey.“A lot of new farmers are women,” she finds.
Two local woman farmers — both Ivy League educated — who are currently treading that path are Jess Niederer, profiled below, and and Tannwen Mount, see story on following page…