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Cherry Grove Farm

Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Cherry Grove Farm
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
Cherry Grove Farm is a diversified, sustainable dairy farm and creamery situated on 480 acres of woodland, wetland and pasture in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, making award-winning farmstead cheeses from our grass-fed raw cows’ milk. Our cheeses are made in small batches and aged on the farm, with attention paid to the craft of artisanal cheesemaking. Each piece reflects the distinct flavors, aromas and seasonal variations of our unique terroir. Developed from classic European recipes, our cheeses are American originals. As part of our sustainable ecosystem, we also raise a small number of heritage breed pigs, lambs, chickens and beef cattle, producing grass- and whey-fed meats, raised without hormones, antibiotics or steroids. By raising a variety of animals we use our resources more efficiently, creating a farm that is sustainable not only in production, but also as a business. With this ethos comes a commitment to the long term health of our land. We believe in building from the soil up, working every day to ensure that our organically certified pastures are nourished and thriving. If we take care of the land, the land will sustain us. Our commitment as a farm is to be transparent, to educate and engage with our community, reconnecting our neighbors to the land and one of the sources of their food.
Contact Person: 
Kathryn Simon
Title: 
Manager
Business Location: 
Cherry Grove Farm
3200 Lawrenceville Road
08648 Lawrenceville , NJ
United States
40° 18' 30.6504" N, 74° 42' 46.0728" W
Phone: 
609-895-1502
Email: 
cherrygrovefarmstore@gmail.com
Number of Employees: 
17
Website: 
www.cherrygrovefarm.com
Renewal Date: 
Friday, May 4, 2018
Management and Leadership
Adopt Environmental Policy Statement
Description of Action: 
Our commitment as a farm is to be transparent, to educate and engage with our community, reconnecting our neighbors to the land and the source of their food. As cheesemakers, we strive to produce high quality, handcrafted farmstead cheeses. As people, we are steadfast in our charge to treat our animals ethically, and reconnect the public to their food and to the land. If we take care of the land, the land will sustain us.
Develop Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Plan
Description of Action: 
Purchase recycled content product whenever available. Purchase compostables and reuseables whenever possible.
Provide Environmentally Preferable Products Services
Description of Action: 
<p>We are a grass-based dairy and farm raising grass-fed beef, and lamb, and whey-fed pork, pasture rasied chickens for eggs and meat, and grass-fed raw milk cow cheeses.</p>
Waste
Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
We recycle wherever possible and provide a 3 bin system for our customers - recycling, compost, and landfill.
Lbs Saved: 
10,816
Hazardous Waste/Toxic Use Reduction
Description of Action: 
As a certified organic farm we use no pesticides or chemical fertilizers on the property. Our savings just
Lbs Saved: 
35,200
Money Saved: 
4,235
Transportation
Employee Commute
Description of Action: 
Provide on site housing for a number of employees to reduce commute times.
Water
Wetlands Protection and Restoration
Description of Action: 
Implemented a series of best practices to protect the resources along our Shippentaukin Creek. Cows are grazed in frequently and moved often so as to lessen impact on riparian buffer zone.
Certification Programs
Certification Programs Other
Description of Action: 
Pastures are certified Organic every year
Environmental & Community Restoration
Environmental Success
Description of Action: 
A certain number of acres are under an easement with D&R Greenway
Industry-Specific
Industry Specific Practices
Description of Action: 
Rotational Grazing, use of hard wood stove to heat main barn and creamery, taking deliveries of spent grain, juice pressings and day old baked goods to supplement feeding for our flocks and herds.
Emergency Preparedness
Be Prepared for Emergencies
Description of Action: 
Plan developed for animal evacuation in the case of a natural disaster
Community
Support the Well-Being of Your Employees
Description of Action: 
Employees are able to use space in our farm garden to grow vegetables and fruit for personal use
Support Community Initiatives
Description of Action: 
We support our Mercer County and Sustainable Lawrence green initiatives,
Sustainable Jersey
Description of Action: 
We go to the Mercer Country Greenfest every year
Shop Local
Description of Action: 
We support shop local on our social media and newsletter by raising awareness and supporting other local makers
Finished Application: 
1
required_descriptions: 
5
Member Since: 
Friday, May 4, 2018