Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Dutch Hollow Farm
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
Dutch Hollow Farm is in the Farmland Preservation Program with about 60 acres owned and 150 acres rented. Over the years, the farm has changed to remain profitable…it has gone from raising sheep and horses, to a direct-market dairy operation to the current version -- a beef cattle farm that offers natural beef products to today’s consumers.
Contact Person: 
Pete Staats
Title: 
Owner
Business Location: 
Dutch Hollow Farm
895 Meadow Road
08807 Bridgewater , NJ
United States
40° 37' 35.094" N, 74° 39' 28.818" W
Phone: 
908-625-5564
Email: 
dutchhollowfarm@netzero.net
Date: 
Friday, November 18, 2016
Energy Efficiency
Description of Action: 
Dutch Hollow Farm generates on-site photovoltaic electricity, greatly reducing their carbon footprint. They also received a $5596.50 solar credit (SREX) income for 2015.
kWh Saved: 
25,587
Money Saved: 
3,582
Environmental Restoration Project
Description of Action: 
Dutch Hollow Farms practices soil remediation and conservation methods intending to reverse nutrient depletion and soil fertility.
Stormwater Management and Site Design
Description of Action: 
Dutch Hollow Farm actively manages storm water runoff and flow via a subterranean drainage system, built specifically to reduce stagnant water accumulation on impervious surfaces.
Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
Dutch Hollow Farm recycles used/old tires and collects various scrap metals/materials to be brought to local scrapyards/recycling facilities.
Waste Reuse
Description of Action: 
Dutch Hollow Farm composts cow manure, which would normally be a waste product, and uses it as a fertilizer on crop fields to improve agricultural production. Animal manure is high is nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium and is produced naturally with no byproducts.
Industry Specific Practices
Description of Action: 
Dutch Hollow Farm installed a fence specifically to limit livestock access to immediate riparian areas on the property, restricting nitrogen runoff into a stream running through the property. This practice mitigates general pollution and eutrophication in this stream, promoting healthy ecological functions and sustainability within.