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 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!
A picture and brief description on the cover of the Mid-Atlantic Grower this month!
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
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
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
Check out a video about the farm here, as a part of Verizon’s ‘Push Pause’ Program!
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
Chickadee Creek’s Farmer Jess is quoted in a recent Trenton Times article about the emergence of late blight on tomato crops in NJ! _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ … More Farmer Jess Weighs in on Blight
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 may find it all a bit overwhelming. A recent visit with Jess Niederer of Chickadee … More Featured in the Princeton Eats blog