Monday, February 23, 2015

Spring is coming!

Mother nature has everything under control and on schedule. Spring is coming! Jersey farmers know it is time! Microgreens are very tasty and loaded with vitamins. This is a mixture of Mizuna, Cabbage , Kale, and Kohlrabi grown for microgreens for Our March 6 Winter distribution. We are now 75% full for our Spring , Summer program. Get on board now!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Winter Weather

The coldest Winter in two decades! Jack Frost has caused our Winter production to slow down, but our members know we won't stop. 
Distributions may get light during extreme temperatures but for the first time our Winter C.S.A. will experience a non stop harvest right into our Spring, Summer program. Now that's four seasons farming! Baby Red Mizuna grown for microgreens will be in tomorrows harvest!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Winter Farming

When you are a member of our Winter C.S.A. your season never ends! Spring is in the greenhouses as Claytonia and Minutina germinate. We have found these varieties do not require heat. Thanks to our Winter members we are creating a sustainable Winter farm !

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Chunker Tunk Tunk

"Chunker Tunk Tunk" came out today ! A good sign of Spring! She was very angry she could not dig for grubs(ground frozen). So I gave her a left over cheese pumpkin . Now she is very happy!

Friday, August 1, 2014

WELCOME TO THE MENDIES FAMILY FARM

In June 2011, Mendies Family Farm inaugurated its first season of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. In addition to the CSA, we have on premises a Farm Market here we sell our own produces as well as those from other farmers in the area.

The Mendies Family Farm in Roosevelt is a 30-acre farm along North Rochdale Avenue (Route 571) in Roosevelt Borough, in Monmouth county, New Jersey. The location of the farm used to be an eye s
ore, an abandoned and overgrown property under litigation for several years between a developer and the Borough. We (Lawrence and Heidi Mendies and our children Lawrence Jr. and Niyasia) have turned the place into our nature’s paradise in a hidden corner of Monmouth County, NJ that is already blessed with incredible natural beauty.

While a lot of New Jersey farmers are packing up and selling off their land, we are determined to stay in farming. Ours is preserved farmland.  We grow fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers/plants. We have a commitment to the Borough of Roosevelt and to ourselves to help protect the environment. As for our part in preserving the history, environment and agriculture that our community holds so dear, we plan to stay here and farm here as long as God gives us breath. I love this place. It's a blessing.