Jess Niederer named 2016 National Outstanding Young Farmer

It was with a great sense of honor that Jess accepted the award from the Outstanding Farmers of America. Candidates are nominated from all across the country, and a panel of judges selects winners based on progress in their agricultural career, soil and water conservation, and service to their community, state, and nation. Press coverage … More Jess Niederer named 2016 National Outstanding Young Farmer

Farmer Jess recognized as NJ Outstanding Young Farmer!

Farmer Jess was recently named NJ’s Outstanding Young Farmer of the year.  Read more about it here. HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP — She grows 40 different kinds of organic vegetables and fruits on 17 acres in town. She can fix a tractor. She has a trusty dog named Tilly, and now Jessica Niederer has been chosen as … More Farmer Jess recognized as NJ Outstanding Young Farmer!

Secretary of Agriculture Visit in the News

New Jersey’s Secretary of Agriculture paid a visit to the farm recently!  Read about it in the Trenton Times, here. Organic Hopewell farm impresses state Secretary of Agriculture HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP — Jessica Niederer, who attended Cornell University, didn’t always intend to carry on the family farming business — she wanted to be a scientist. At some point … More Secretary of Agriculture Visit in the News

Organic Farming Editorial

A follow up editorial to the Secretary of Agriculture’s visit.  The full text can be found through this link. Editorial: N.J. organic farming is showing encouraging signs of growth As New Jersey strawberries, arugula and summer squash come into season, we’re reminded once again of the good fortune of living in a state where produce … More Organic Farming Editorial

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, that sounds just like her. When asked how it feels to be entering her fifth … More Local Hero Award

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 and bossy beets jostle for a place in the sunlight. My mother always insisted on … More The Winter Harvest