For the Rook family, farming is a multi-generational affair. They began farming in the late 1800’s in Ivyland, PA. Today, Rook Farms runs on six generations of family knowledge. Four Rook brothers work together, primarily cultivating grains, but their neighbors aka our Newtown McCaffrey’s Customers know them for their sweet corn from mid-July through Labor Day or the end of September, depending on the weather! Here’s the basic process: starting at 1 a.m., the Rook’s pick the corn; package the corn; and deliver the corn to Newtown by mid-morning – – 7 days a week! Now that’s farm-to-table fresh!
Bell & Evans
Bell & Evans has been a pioneer in the natural foods market for four generations, beginning in the 1890’s. It all starts with what they do and do not feed their chickens. They’re raised on an all vegetarian diet of corn, extruded and expeller pressed soy beans, vitamins and minerals and plenty of fresh well water. No antibiotics . . . ever.
Roseda Black Angus Farm
At Roseda, farmers interact with all segments of the beef cattle industry from Angus breeders to commercial cattlemen, to feedlot owners, to packers, to retail stores, to “freezer beef” consumers. This gives them a unique perspective of the beef industry and motivates them to produce Angus genetics that create both the greatest economic value for producers and the best Angus beef product for consumers.
New Oxford, PA – Est. 1835
Experts in farming since 1835, Plainville Farms was one of the first turkey companies in the country to humanely grow healthy and great-tasting turkeys with natural, time-tested methods refined over six generations of farming. Their turkeys are never given antibiotics; are fed a vegetarian diet, including plenty of water; and, are humanely raised.
Leidy’s pork is special. Their ongoing dedication and uncompromising standards of quality from the hogs they breed and raise, to the traditional processing methods, ensure customers receive only the most tender and juicy natural pork. Their processing standards are among the highest in the industry so you’re assured of the finest quality, whether it is fresh pork or one of their tasty hams, bacon or sausages.
In 1975, George Rude began raising a handful of quail on two acres of a farm located in the historic village of Griggstown in Princeton, N.J. At that time, the property was owned by Peter Josten. By the time George Rude purchased the land from Josten in 1992, the Griggstown Quail Farm had grown to over 65 acres raising pheasants, quail, chickens and, when in season, Mallard and Muscovy ducks, turkeys, and partridge. All the birds were all natural (free of growth hormones and antibiotics) and cage free without overcrowding, a standard George Rude keeps to this day.
The farm is proud to raise all natural free-range heritage breed turkeys, which are the closest breed to the turkeys that the Pilgrims ate. We also raise free range traditional white turkeys and free range pheasants. The farm houses a USDA processing plant which processes poultry five days a week. Deliveries to distributors and restaurants are made every day.
Olive Creek Farms
Olive Creek Farms produces hydroponic basil and leafy specialties for the retail market. Their living basil is packed with the roots in a small amount of water, thereby extending the shelf life and keeping the plants healthy and vibrant for the consumer. In addition to sweet basil, they produce an array of specialty basil varieties, giving the consumer plenty of options for exciting recipe ideas. In addition, they grow butterhead lettuce and several other salad greens, all marketed as living products.
Sam Stewart has been providing our Yardley and Newtown Markets with the freshest tasting sweet corn in town. He is a 4th generation farmer and is committed to working hard to provide the community with the freshest tasting local produce with the same pride and integrity that his father provided for many years.
The Von Thun Family
Monmouth Junction, NJ
The Von Thun family has been farming their land since 1913 and is into their 4th generation of family members working hard to produce healthy and delicious Jersey fruits and vegetables. They deliver fresh picked sweet corn along with other vegetables on a daily basis to our Princeton and West Windsor Markets.
Monroeville, NJ – Est. 1870
Cassaday Farms started in 1870 when George Cassaday’s great-great grandfather began farming the land. Over 130 years later, Cassaday Farms runs on four generations of family knowledge and his product line includes everything from corn to summer squash, broccoli and strawberries. George Cassaday grows over 1,500 acres of non-GMO fruits and vegetables using integrated pest management to reduce the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Cassaday Farms is certified in Good Agricultural Practices, which guarantees that his produce is handled safely.