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Great Road Farm

Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Great Road Farm
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
Great Road Farm is certified organic and makes its home on 112 acres of beautiful, preserved farm land in Skillman, NJ. They operate a CSA program and are affiliated with restaurants, specializing in farm to table.
Contact Person: 
Steve Tomlinson
Business Location: 
Great Road Farm
1459 Great Road
08558 Skillman , NJ
United States
40° 23' 23.0532" N, 74° 41' 58.4376" W
Renewal Date: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Waste Reuse
Description of Action: 
Great Road Farm compost their vegetable scraps to create a natural soil that improves moisture retention, increases crop nutrient content and improves overall health of plants and soil. Composting organic waste is a way of reusing organic waste to return nutrients back into the soil.
Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
Some structures around the farm were built using recycled wood from a local lumberyard. Reusing the wood helps to preserve the natural environment by lowering the demand for trees to be cut for timber.
Energy Efficiency
Description of Action: 
Compact fluorescent light bulbs are used inside of buildings for more efficient energy use. These lights use about 75% less energy as compared to traditional incandescent bulbs, which greatly reduces the farm's carbon footprint.
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Renewable Energy
Description of Action: 
Great Road Farm generates on-site photovoltaic electricity which reduces overall utility expenses and fossil fuel dependency.
Money Saved: 
Stormwater Management and Site Design
Description of Action: 
Cover crops and raised beds are utilized to protect bare soil from erosion, reduce nutrient leaching, hold moisture in the soil, help suppress weeds, and boost soil organic matter. Clover, in particular, is used to fixate nitrogen and prevent runoff.
Description of Action: 
Great Road Farm makes its home on 112 acres of beautiful, preserved farm land. After performing a simple soil test, the data showed that up to 9.16% of the farm's soil contains organic matter. Soils typically range from 1 percent to 10 percent organic matter. Soils with high organic matter help to sequester carbon and contribute to the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions. Globally, soils contain about 3 times more carbon than the atmosphere and 4.5 times more carbon than all living plants and animals.
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Finished Application: 
Member Since: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016