New Farmer at the Spring Mill Farmers’ Market

The Spring Mill Farmers’ Market begins in less than two weeks, on Sunday, May 21st. This season, the market has a new anchor farm, D & V Organics.

Their farm, located in rural South Jersey, is situated on 50 acres of preserved farmland. With their proximity to Philadelphia and a lot of development pressure, there has been a big push to preserve farmland in South Jersey and D&V Organics is proud of their 50 acres. On those acres, D & V grows about 45 to 50 different types of vegetables and over 100 different varieties. They focus on growing produce with excellent flavor and nutritional quality. At certain times during the season, customers can expect to find upwards of 20 different produce items at their farm stand at the market.

After farming for over a decade in the Midwest, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, Derek Zember and Victoria Nachimson started D&V Organics. The farm follows the USDA Organic Program guidelines and they expect to be certified organic in 2018.

From their website:

On our farm, we utilize drip irrigation to increase the efficiency of our water use and protect this natural resource. Tissue sampling of our crops during various growth stages is performed to ensure we meet the nutrient requirement of the crops, using fertilizers efficiently and minimizing any potential for pollution. We take pest management seriously by monitoring our crops for specific insect and disease pests. We plan for and integrate pollen sources and habitat for beneficial insects that work to fight problem pests.

The Spring Mill Farmers’ Market begins on Sunday, May 21st at 9 am.