The Farmer is IN!

The Farmer is IN!

Yes, you can … meet the farmer that grows or produces the food that you buy at EFM. Visit Salvaterra’s Gardens and meet farmers Jess and Matt Salvaterra.  Their farming roots go back to Matt’s grandfather who cultivated special varieties of produce and that love of working the soil and harvesting its bounty was inherited by Matt; so much so, that Matt left his teaching career to farm full time with wife, Jess.   Salvaterra’s Gardens began in 2008 as a small urban garden located in Allentown, PA. Now located in Alburtis, PA, they specialize in growing an incredibly wide selection of high quality produce by combining the use of 1800’s Parisian style gardening techniques with 21st century farming techniques to conserve resources while generating a high yield. Their 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 Gardens became certified organic!