“The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.”
Here at the farm, the goal is to be as uncomplicated as possible. In order to achieve this goal we have narrowed our production methods down to the use of compost and cover crops.
As a regenerative farm, the focus is not on growing big luscious crops but rather on managing the ecology of our soil and ecosystem. If we are successful in our management of the agroecology; luscious, nutrient-dense food crops are merely a byproduct of our stewardship.
Jersey Natural Farm was founded in 2017 by Farmer Andrew Patterson while he was working at Ethos Health as an assistant farmer under the management of his mentor, Farmer Nora. Andrew is a graduate of Rutgers University, with a degree in Agriculture and Food Systems. It was at Rutgers where Andrew developed a passion for farming, and a sense of duty entailing the regeneration of our soils.