Rolling Hills Farm sits on a plateau above the Delaware River Basin in west central New Jersey. This farm has provided the livelihood for John Squiccarino and Stephanie Spock since they took on a solid multi-year lease in 2014. The fields were not immediately certifiable, but they converted an outbuilding to produce organic mushrooms in 2015, certified by the New Jersey Department of Ag (NJDA). Certifying the whole farm was a long-term goal, but the idea took a back seat as the couple put their energies into developing their soil, their year-round production systems, and their local markets.
They stopped producing mushrooms in 2017, but by end of the 2019 season, as their wholesale markets grew, John and Stephanie saw the need for organic certification for the rest of the farm.
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