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(908) 574-5368

ADDRESS

10 Maple Avenue
P.O. Box 117
Asbury, NJ 08802

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Criteria We Evaluate...

RIVER FRIENDLY FARM CERTIFICATION

River Friendly Farm Certification evaluates farms based on five categories.  Within each category, there are criteria that, if applicable to the operation, must be met in order for the farm to quality as River Friendly. 

Producers are authorized to use the River Friendly Farm name and logo and receive our marketing materials only after their application is accepted and the three core requirements are completed.

River Friendly Farm certification is a voluntary means for agricultural producers and food companies to address growing customer demand for traceability, transparency, and social and environmental responsibility.  River Friendly Farm Certification is part of the non-profit organization, North Jersey Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D). 

Soil Health and Erosion

BASIC CRITERIA:

  • Little to no soil erosion

  • Good pasture management

  • Practices protect and increase soil organic matter

Preventing Erosion while Building Soil Quality

Nutrient Management

BASIC CRITERIA:

  • Right Rate

  • Right Placement

  • Right Timing

Using Crop Nutrients as Efficiently as Possible

Pest Management

BASIC CRITERIA:

  • •Non-Pesticidal Measures

  • •IPM Strategies in Place

  • •Record Keeping & Calibration

  • •Mixing and Storage precautions

  • •Pesticide Selection

Preventing the Spread of Pests and Reducing Pesticide Use

Farmstead Management

BASIC CRITERIA:

  • •Run-off management

  • •Leachate and wastewater management

  • •Concentrated livestock areas managed

  • •Manure and compost storage

  • •Litter and trash management

Preventing farmyard run-off from impacting local water resources

Protecting Waterways

BASIC CRITERIA:

  • Riparian buffers on permanent waterways

  • Streams not impacted by on-site activities

  • Restricted livestock access to waterways

  • Irrigation water management

Riparian Buffers and Livestock Stream Exclusions