Totten Family Farm is a preserved 80 acre Certified Naturally Grown farm in Long Valley, NJ.
As stewards of the land it is our objective to efficiently raise high quality, healthy food in a sustainable manner. We are driven by a deep rooted need to utilize the skills and preserve the traditions that have sustained humankind for so long. We consider food raised in a pure, ecological, and humane manner to be a basic right that is essential to good health. It is our duty and honor as farmers and stewards of the land to fulfill this right with integrity and imprint its value on current and future generations.
In 2011 the farm's offerings will include Certified Naturally Grown mixed vegetables, in addition to CNG, pasture raised meats. We raise heirloom and heritage breed vegetables and animals. By selecting heirloom vegetable varieties and heritage breeds we hope to preserve priceless genetic diversity.
To ensure happy, healthy animals we employ management techniques such as good nutrition, low stocking densities, frequent movement to fresh pasture, interspecies grazing, and alternating fields between grazing, haying, and vegetable production. We never use hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers. The animals that do require grain are fed organic grain.
Through our management techniques we also encourage all of our animals to forage from our lush pastures of mixed grasses and legumes. Scraps from our sustainably managed gardens may also be fed. We feed dry hay from our own fields during the winter months.
This season the farm products will be available at the farm stand and through our CSA.
We will also be offering farm tours, organic vegetable starts, cut flowers, nursery trees, and educational programs on the farm.
We do offer internship / apprenticeship programs. We are now hiring 4 full time, live-in interns, couples and some pets are welcome. Please contact us to apply!