Grown by us,
Our crops are rotated by family with a minimum of 4 years between fields, which allows us to stay one step ahead of pests. Multi-species cover crop mixtures are used to improve soil health and prevent soil erosion. We stay up to date on current trends in agricultural research as well as conduct our own on farm research to ensure our practices are improving the land we farm and the nutritional value of the produce we bring to our customers.
We are passionate about agriculture and committed to organic farming. While organic farming presents many challenges, it is important to us that we continue to improve the techniques we use to produce high quality crops for our customers and increase the productivity of our soils for future generations. We strive to provide our customers with the safest and most nutritious produce that can be grown.
After farming for over a decade on various organic and conventional farms in the Midwest, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, Derek Zember and Victoria Nachimson started D&V Organics on 50 scenic, farmland preserved acres in South Jersey in 2015.
Our growing practices follow the guidelines set forth by the USDA National Organic Program. Growing organically means being mindful of our agricultural practices and prioritizing the health of the consumer, our workers and the environment.
We are currently transitioning our farm to become certified organic, with certification expected Spring 2018. We go beyond the minimum standards set forth by the USDA National Organic Program. 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.