Jon & Kim
Dogwood Farms is owned and operated by Jon and Kim Knox. As a Jersey native, Jon knew the Garden State would be a perfect place for a farm offering fresh produce and meats to local families, all grown and raised sustainably in Hillsborough, NJ. Support from Duke Farms-NJ and NOFA-NJ has been crucial in launching Dogwood Farms and ensuring the farm's long term sustainability.
With 35 acres leased from Duke Farms, Jon & Kim have built a traditionally diverse farm with fresh produce and pasture-raised meats as well as offered youths educational opportunities to learn and explore sustainable farming practices.
As part of their lease, all production at Dogwood Farms must be implemented without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides, which is how they've always believed it should be done.
Going into year four, Dogwood Farms has more than tripled their vegetable/meat CSA programs, and expanded their business into offering specialty items ranging from salsas and sauces to hot sauce and soaps. By the end of their fourth season, they hope to open a retail space selling their vegetables, meats and specialty items year round.
They also strive to partner with other like-minded farmers who are committed to sustainability. The first step in this effort is their partnership with Kirk Stephens from Vernon Valley Farm to offer New Jersey grass-fed beef.
Finally, Dogwood Farms feels it is important to offer produce to as many families as possible. In order to achieve this goal they have partnered with food banks like Elijah's Promise to donate excess produce to families in need. In addition they offer payment plans to families who are interested in their CSA program but may need additional help in making payments.