Local Farm Partners

 Vincent Farms
Vincent Farms

Tom Vincent founded Vincent farms in 1978 and now runs 1500 acres of grain and 1200 acres of vegetables with this sons Clay and Ray. Innovators in reducing pesticides and developing and extensive food safety program, Vincent Farms is proud to produce outstanding sweet corn, melons, tomatoes, bell peppers and pumpkins, assuring produce that is both fresh and safe.

Supplying Maryland and Virginia stores.

Gotham Greens
Gotham Greens

Gotham Greens grows pesticide-free produce using ecologically sustainable methods. Founded in Brooklyn in 2009 by Viraj Puri, Eric Haley and Jennifer Nelkin Frymark, the company today operates 170,000 square feet of urban rooftop greenhouse space in New York City and Chicago. Their four, technologically advanced facilities are climate-controlled and powered by 100% clean energy.

Papen Farms
Papen Farms


For more than seventy years, four generations of the Papen family have produced sweet corn, cabbage and green beans on the 2,000 acres of their Dover farm, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Running double crops of their specialties, cabbage and beans, on 600 acres, the remainder of their acreage is devoted to sweet corn, which they produce through mid-September.

Supplying Maryland and Virginia stores.

Hummingbird Farms
Hummingbird Farms

As owner of Hummingbird Farms, Jennifer Sturmer has for nearly thirty years, demonstrated the efficiency of hydroponic greenhouse gardening, where soil is replaced by an inert growing medium, rockwool, and a nutrient solution for irrigation, to grow about 17,000 plants twice each year. From her lauded varieties of tomatoes to edible flowers, Jennifer offers a delicious and reliable selection.

Supplying Maryland and Virginia stores.

D'Ottavio Produce
D'Ottavio Produce

This south Jersey farm first opened in 1903 when immigrant Callie D'Ottavio cleared his first 40 acres with horses and dynamite to grow sweet potatoes and broccoli. Today, growing over eighty conventional and organic fruits and vegetables, including 150 acres of blueberries, grandson Mike has expanded M. D'Ottavio Produce into one of the largest and most respected farms in New Jersey.