The next generation of New Jersey farmers is growing strong!
Christina Couch – Pura Farms
Christina is a first generation farmer and graduate of the 2022 RU Ready to Farm Phase 2 Farm Training Cohort. She is also the first student to access land through the RU Ready to Farm Business Incubator.
Pura Farms is, at the surface, a high-value specialty vegetable and herb operation, but dig a bit deeper and it reveals itself as the anchor of a much larger vision. Christina is building a more collaborative and localized food supply chain in New Jersey and the Mid-Atlantic region. As a future aggregator, Pura Farms will bring products together from a myriad of producers to create a more consistent supply of high quality, truly local food for restaurants and the communities they serve.
Carl Schneider – Piney’s Family Farm
Carl is a graduate of the 2022 RU Ready to Farm Phase 2 Farm Training Cohort. This year he is farming on land that has been leased to him by one of our program’s partner farms. Carl produces mixed summer vegetables for sale to his local community.
Dan Kupiec and Cattie Yetter
Dan and Cattie are graduates of the 2022 RU Ready to Farm Phase 2 Farm Training Cohort. They are now farming on land owned by themselves and their family. Dan and Cattie produce specialty cut flowers for direct sale to their local customers.