Hopewell Is A Real Place...
Hopewell Farm Works is a real thing; a farm, a market, an idea put into practice. We the farmers, do the farming. Traditional, sustainable methods are our way of life, not catch phrases of the day. We employ our hands to take care of picturesque, fertile pastures and fields in Hopewell, New Jersey. We raise heritage breeds of sheep, goats, pigs, turkeys and chickens on our pasture. We grow vegetables and fruits following good practices. Most of our harvest is ends up on the menus of our Brick Farm Tavern, one of the nation's truest pasture to table restaurants, also in Hopewell, N.J.
We occasionally have the ability to offer some of our goods on this, virtual "storefront". We are not a large coop "representing" farmers. Our products are results of small-scale hands-on farming. The Hopewell farms featured here include Double Brook Farm and Sweet Hopewell Farm which we farm ourselves.
Double Brook Farm is a pioneer of pasture-raised and humanely raised proteins in the United States. Additionally our active pasture grazing management achieves on of the highest carbon sequestration results in the country. We pride ourselves in being a place where our animals graze freely. Our farm is currently one of only two in the U.S. with a USDA-inspected slaughterhouse facility on the farm. As a result, our animals never travel in dark, stressful conditions to far, unknown places. We believe the respect and humane approach to animal farming should be present at all stages of the process. From a consumer's standpoint, such methods also lead to unmatched quality and taste.
We sometime bring in products from our friends in Hopewell, such as Marchese Family Farm, Fulper Family Farms and Rollings Hills Farm and a few others. All of these farmers are part of our close family and adhere to the same, sustainable values and practices.
We humbly hope to serve as model of a true self-sustained community sourcing model. We hope you can visit us in person when in beautiful Hopewell, N.J.