Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Terhune Orchards
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
Apple picking, pumpkin picking, cider, pies, farm animals, pick your own, field trips, farm market, gift baskets, winery and wine tasting and more can be found at the Mount Family’s 200 fruit- and vegetable-producing acres noted for quality products and country-style service. Terhune Orchards Farm Store attracts local people doing their daily shopping as well as visitors passing through the Princeton area. The Farm Store and Farm Yard are open every day, all year round.
Contact Person: 
Pam Mount
Title: 
Owner
Business Location: 
Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road
08540 Princeton , NJ
United States
40° 19' 53.1624" N, 74° 43' 31.17" W
Phone: 
(609) 924-2310
Email: 
info@terhuneorchards.com
Number of Employees: 
25
Website: 
www.terhuneorchards.com
Membership Date: 
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Efficient Business Travel
Description of Action: 
Purchased 2, 5 passenger pickup trucks for farm worker transportation. Saved having 2 extra trucks
Miles Saved: 
9,000
Gallons of Fuel Saved: 
600
Money Saved: 
1,920
Employee Commute
Description of Action: 
We encourage carpooling to work
Miles Saved: 
5,000
Gallons of Fuel Saved: 
333
Energy Efficiency
Description of Action: 
Installed energy efficient fluorescent bulbs throughout farm
Money Saved: 
1,000
Energy Other
Description of Action: 
Constructed new 4500 sf winery-- installed energy efficient chiller to cool the wine--replacing previous practice of cooling in cold storage rooms, thus saving energy
kWh Saved: 
10,000
Environmental & Community Restoration
Description of Action: 
Terhune Orchards is preserved under the NJ Farmland Preservation Program. This includes four different farms.
Acres Saved: 
183
Fleet Vehicles
Description of Action: 
Electric carts used for facility transport--9 carts
Gallons of Fuel Saved: 
500
Money Saved: 
1,600
Green Building Other
Description of Action: 
Used radiant heat in floor of new winery and LED lighting throughout.
Money Saved: 
10,000
Hazardous Waste/Toxic Use Reduction
Description of Action: 
Waste oil from vehicles is collected by Lorco Petroleum Waste Oil Recycle Services of Elisabeth NJ for a fee. They filter it and resell it.
Lbs Saved: 
2,400
Renewable Energy
Description of Action: 
Solar panels cover the barn roof and generates electricity for the three cold storage rooms.New winery has 33 kw solar
kWh Saved: 
80,000
Money Saved: 
8,780
Environmental Success
Description of Action: 
Develop school tour program, pre-school read-and-pick program and summer camp for children. This educates about ecologically responsible farming.
Stormwater Management and Site Design
Description of Action: 
Use Integrated Pest Management Practices. Also, most vegetables meet the certified organic standards.
Transportation Other
Description of Action: 
Purchased plug-in electric car (Chev Volt) Purchased energy efficient 2014 Kubota tractor
Money Saved: 
3,640
Waste Other
Description of Action: 
Compost all extra organic matter, e.g. weeds, corn stalks, unusable vegetable crops, cider pomice.
Lbs Saved: 
31,200
Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
Recycle the following materials: cardboard (200,000 lbs), batteries(1000 lbs), tires(1500 lbs),food waste recycling
Lbs Saved: 
300,000
Waste Reduction
Description of Action: 
Use off grade apples for cider production.
Lbs Saved: 
240,000
Waste Reuse
Description of Action: 
Use cider processing wastewater to irrigate and fertilize hay grown to feed farm animals We return apple and grape pressings to the soil
Lbs Saved: 
68,000
Money Saved: 
4,000
Water Conservation
Description of Action: 
Use drip irrigation on 200 acres fruit and vegetable farm. Using 25% of water used in overhead irrigation.
Money Saved: 
10,800
Water Other
Description of Action: 
We use plastic mulch to reduce water loss in vegetable fields
Gallons of Water Saved: 
3,000,000
Independent Green Buiilding
Description of Action: 
Installed 33 kw of solar on new winery in 2016
kWh Saved: 
8,000
Identify Sustainability Leader
Description of Action: 
Appointed Pam Mount as sustainability leader
Annual Environmental Goals
Description of Action: 
Reduce our farm impact on enviorment
Develop Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Plan
Description of Action: 
Eliminate single use plastic bags in our farmstore, supply biodegradable bags
Provide Environmentally Preferable Products Services
Description of Action: 
Developed a reward system for customers bringing their own bags.
Aspirational Goals
Description of Action: 
Reduce energy use
Management & Leadership Other
Description of Action: 
We were recognized by our local watershed ogranization (Stony brook-Millstone) with Edmund Stiles award for environmental leadership in 2015
NJDEP Environmental Stewardship Program Recognition
Description of Action: 
Received certificate of recognition for enviornmental stewardship in our water use and conservation practices.
Certification Programs Other
Description of Action: 
50% of farm production is USDA certified organic, certified by New Jersey Department of Agriculture.And USDA
Support the Well-Being of Your Employees
Description of Action: 
Started a 6 week summer camp with reduced rates for employee's children. Provided weekly English and citizenship training class for Hispanic employees.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
Description of Action: 
Installed an ERV in the new winery which uses a heat exchanger to bring in fresh air while reducing energy loss.
Serve Customers with Disabilities
Description of Action: 
Our new winery is ADA compliant and includes accessible toilets for the public
Support Community Initiatives
Description of Action: 
Farm participates in three farmers markets weekly, bringing farm fresh produce to the community. Princeton, West Windsor and Trenton Farmers Markets
Adopt a Cause or Project in your Community
Description of Action: 
Farm donates food and produce weekly to Habitat for Humanity feeding project in Trenton, NJ and periodically to Homefront in Trenton
Sustainable Jersey
Description of Action: 
Farm leaders instrumental in development of Sustainable Jersey program.
Industry Specific Practices
Description of Action: 
Our farm employs annual cover crop plantings to reduce soil loss and improve productivity.
Industry Specific Other
Description of Action: 
We have installed four "high tunnels" to extend growing season of vegetables at zero energy use and no loss of soil during "off-season"
Be Prepared for Emergencies
Description of Action: 
Purchased standby generator that can power entire farm business