After nearly two decades working on organic farms around the country, Derek Zember and Vicky Nachimson started D&V Organics in 2015. Our produce is Certified Organic by Quality Certification Services (QCS), an accredited USDA Organic certifier. Organic farming is more than just a label and begins with agricultural practices that prioritize the health of the consumer, our workers and the environment.We go beyond the minimum standards set forth by the USDA. 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. Our crops are rotated by family with a minimum of four years between fields, which allows us to stay one step ahead of pests. Cover crop mixtures are used to improve soil health and minimize erosion on the farm. 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 quality of the produce we grow for our customers.
Located in the sleepy commuter town of Swedesboro, NJ and less than 20 miles from downtown Philadelphia, our farm maintains your connection to local, sustainable agriculture. Join our CSA farm share and receive our weekly harvest or find our produce at some of the area's top restaurants and local grocers.
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.