All produce farms undergo onsite inspection to verify growing practices.
Apple Ridge Farm – Also at Winter Market 2019
Apple Ridge Farm is located in Saylorsburg, PA – owned and operated by Brian and Lisa Bruno. They offer certified naturally-grown and hydroponic produce, pastured chicken, artisan breads and baked goods, mustards, jellies and more. Apple Ridge is a sustainable family farm. “In nature everything works together in harmony and we find the same is true in agriculture. The more diverse our farm becomes the better it runs. We carefully manage the pastures to feed the animals, the animals in turn help build and fertilize the soil which in turn feeds our vegetables, the leftover vegetables help feed the animals and the soil.” Get a glimpse into the farm – watch video! To learn more about Apple Ridge Farm’s growing practices and their CSA and buying club visit CLICK HERE.
1198 Pennel Road
Saylorsburg, PA 18353
Richard Hafner and Ed Fulmer are fixtures at the Easton Farmers’ Market – selling in the square since 2003. The Bethlehem, PA pair are known for their expert growing advice, heirloom apples, unique houseplants and flowers, and select veggies. EFM shoppers know to visit the Backyard Growers bright and early because their products are offered in small batches.
Pete Tischler is the fruit guy at Comeback Farm and sells his organic line of fruit including apples, pears, Asian pears, plums, apricots, cherries, peaches, nectarines, and jarred fruit butters. Comeback is a second generation organic farm established in 1974 and may possibly be the first organic farm in New Jersey. With these roots Comeback Farm has achieved certification as an organic farm by the NJ Department of Agriculture. They are located in Asbury NJ on 40 acres of fertile soil in Hunterdon County’s Musconetcong River Valley.
8 Deboer Farm Lane
Asbury NJ 08802
Pheasant Hill Farm | – Also at Holiday Market in December & Winter Market 2019
George and Melanie DeVault have grown chemical-free produce (mostly heirloom varieties) since 1975. They’ve kept things small to focus on quality — growing everything from arugula to zinnias, with chemical-free blueberries, raspberries, heirloom tomatoes, greens and flowers taking top billing. Melanie focuses on specialty cut flower bouquets, and starting hundreds of seed varieties, mostly heirloom, in their many high tunnels. George fixes, builds, plants, picks and manages a hundred other myriad chores. Son, Don, recently joined the family farm to produce value-added products such as herbal teas and kombucha under the Portch Tea label.
They are life members of the Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture (George was a two-term director) and Melanie is a member of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers. George is also on the board of directors of Seed Savers Exchange, where he previously served as executive director, dedicated to preserving heirloom varieties.
3502 Main Road
East Emmaus PA 18049
Primordia Mushroom Farm – Also at Winter Market 2019
Jesse Tobin and Matthew Sicher own and operate one of the few small, independent mushroom farms remaining in Pennsylvania. Using natural growing methods, they produce Shitake, Trumpet, Blue, Grey and Pink Oyster, Lion’s Mane and other mushroom varieties. In addition to selling at farmers’ markets, they sell to fine restaurants throughout the Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia and New York City.
351 Blue Rocks Road
Lenhartsville, PA 19534
Salvaterra’s Gardens is a family-owned business that grows over 100 different varieties of high quality organic vegetables. Started in 2008 as a small urban garden located in Allentown, Salvaterra’s is now located in Alburtis where they specialize in growing an exceptionally wide selection of high quality produce. They combine the use of 1800′s Parisian-style gardening techniques with 21st century farming techniques to conserve resources while generating a high yield. Salvaterra’s Gardens’ produce is grown almost entirely by hand without the use of heavy equipment, synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, herbicides or genetically modified organisms. In 2017 Salvaterra’s became a USDA certified organic grower.
Scholl Orchards – Also at Winter Market 2019
Since 1948 folks have been coming to Scholl Orchards, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, for their superior home grown fruits. The Scholl Family offers its customers fresh, hand-picked peaches, nectarines, pears, apples, plums, and sour cherries. They also offer a full range of value-added products including apple cider, apple cider donuts, apple cider vinegar, fruit butters, ketchup, tomato sauce, and hot sauces. Scholl’s practices Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and strives to grow the highest quality, best-tasting fruit imaginable. They also offer a variety of vegetables, tomatoes, melons, pumpkins and gourds.
3057 Center Street,
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Twin Maple Farms – begins selling at EFM in mid-July
Twin Maple Farms is a third and fourth generation potato, vegetable, and grain farm owned and operated by the Hunsicker family. Garry Hunsicker’s mission is to preserve the farm in memory of his grandfather Earl, his father Ray, and their families. Without their foresight, hard work, and perseverance Twin Maple Farms would not have survived, and Garry and his family continue to do so by keeping Twin Maple Farms a self-sustaining farm through hard work, modern farm practices, and quality products.
Twin Maple’s stand at the Easton Farmers Market offers freshly picked, non-GMO sweet corn that is grown less than 12 miles from the market.