1895 Certified Organic Farm Kim Batten
Jun 29, 2016 12:42PM
By Sarah LaFleur
Kim Batten is the owner of 1895 Organic Farm, a certified organic farm featuring more than 20 varieties of fruits and vegetables, in Lumberton, New Jersey. The farm has been certified organic for almost two decades and represents her commitment to quality product and honest farming practices.
Batten purchased the property in 1999 and began the long “paperwork trail” of organic certification that same year. 1895 Organic Farm enjoyed its first official year in 2000. The farm started with six to seven items and now boasts more than 20, featuring everything from vibrant, colorful peppers to delicious, leafy greens such as kale and sorrel.
She can be found in the farm from dusk until dawn during peak season. Her diligent work ethic stems from her commitment to producing quality products and exemplifying integrity in organic farming practices. She says her crops are like “My children that I watch grow.”
Batten shares this passion with consumers by promoting awareness for organic farming practices and natural health.
“If we as consumers have a choice, we should do homework to make sure we make the right choices for our body,” she says.
1895 Organic Farm produce is available at the Burlington County Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings; Shop Rite in Medford and Lawnside; and a daytime farm stand from noon to 5 p.m. on Thursdays. 1895 Organic Farm also features a community share program all season and a farm-to-table dinner in August.
Kim Batten of 1895 Organic Farm, Lumberton, NJ. For more information, call 609-267-5953 or visit 1895OrganicFarm.com.