All produce farms undergo onsite inspection to verify growing practices.
Apple Ridge Farm (Winter Market & Regular Season Vendor)
Apple Ridge Farm is located in Saylorsburg, PA – owned by Brian Bruno and run by a group of hard-working people who are dedicated to producing the best food possible in the most sustainable way possible.. They offer certified naturally-grown produce where all of the soil-grown produce at Apple Ridge is grown according to Certified Naturally Grown standards. This means no chemical fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides are ever used in the production of their produce. It also means none of their vegetables are genetically modified varieties. Apple Ridge also sells hydroponic produce, pastured chicken and eggs, artisan breads and baked goods, mustard, jellies and more. The mission of Apple Ridge Farm: Produce healthy, nutrient-dense food in a sustainable manner. We produce food with a purpose and we feel as good about producing it as our customers feel about eating it.
ONLINE ORDERING: www.AppleRidge.net
1198 Pennel Road
Saylorsburg, PA 18353
AquaSprout Farms (Winter Market Only)
AquaSprout grows aquaponically. Aquaponics is where you raise both leafy greens and tilapia in a close loop system. Like hydroponics the plants are grown in water. The idea is to mimic a natural ecosystem where the fish provide the nutrients for the plants and the plants help clean the water for the fish. By growing aquaponically 92% less water is used than traditional farming, no synthetic herbicides or pesticides, and products are able to grow year-round. In short, aquaponics is a very green and sustainable way to grow.
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.
Cabbage Throw Farm
Cabbage Throw Farm is a 1-acre market garden located in NJ’s fertile Musconetcong River Valley. Founded in 2018 in partnership with Comeback Farm, Cabbage Throw offers home chefs and food conscious consumers organically grown produce of the highest quality. Proprietors Dean and Emily are young farmers who carry a strong environmental ethic and practice minimum and shallow tillage in order to preserve the soil’s natural structure and inherent fertility. Salad greens and root vegetables serve as the base of their market offerings along with other familiar favorites such as cucumbers, peppers, eggplant and Jersey tomatoes. Cabbage Throw is certified organic by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture.
8 Deboer Farm Lane
Asbury NJ 08802
Comeback Orchards sells organic fruit including apples, pears, Asian pears, plums, apricots, cherries, peaches, nectarines, and organic jarred fruit butters. Comeback Orchards was started by Mark Canright, whose original family farm was the first organic farm in New Jersey. When Pete Tischler, who now manages the orchards, and Mark first met they realized they both had fruit dreams. It is with these deep roots in organic farming that Comeback Orchards offers delicious healthy fruits grown on fertile soil in Hunterdon County’s Musconetcong River Valley.
8 Deboer Farm Lane
Asbury NJ 08802
Pheasant Hill Farm | PorTch Tea
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.
The DeVaults 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
Established in the mid-1800’s and farming this land for six generations, Phillips Farms began as a typical country farm in Hunterdon County NJ that raised a little of everything and is still a family-owned farm based on a very simple formula: respect for the land, passion about produce, dedication to quality, and lots of hard work. Situated along the scenic Delaware River in the rolling countryside of Holland Township, New Jersey, Phillips Farms is a memorable destination in the rural northwest corner of Hunterdon County. Recently, the farm was recognized by the state of New Jersey as part of the Garden State Farmland Preservation Trust Program so that the land is protected for families to enjoy the benefits of fresh, local food for generations to come. Phillips Farms has also been acknowledged for its outstanding farm practices using the sustainable approach of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) — controlling pests and crop disease by methods such as rotating crops and disrupting the mating patterns of insects so they can’t reproduce. Phillips uses professional crop scouts who monitor their fields and orchards and who make recommendations on an as-needed basis that help to minimize chemical use. They believe using IPM to prevent problems is the best solution for a healthy environment for everyone, and is part of their ongoing commitment to providing quality produce and products for their customers.
290 Church Road
Milford NJ 08848
Primordia Mushroom Farm (Winter Market & Regular Season Vendor)
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.
ONLINE ORDERING: www.primordiafarm.com
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.
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.