Efforts in Growing

Our efforts in growing the finest and safest produce continue throughout the year. Thanks to our dedicated employees, we are able to maintain our efforts in growing throughout the year and get the freshest produce available to our customers.

Each year provides us with the opportunity to grow and distribute the best in produce in Essex County and beyond. The new season provides a fresh palette as to what we can grow, and our entire organization takes that opportunity to grow, pick, and ship a selection of produce that we can rotate each year.

Our efforts to provide only the best and safest produce to our customers lead us to constantly do research on the best growing techniques and perfecting our own unique growing efforts. Our team is dedicated to always finding a better way to do things without compromising quality, safety, or freshness. At each level, our organization is committed to growing a wide range of outstanding produce, and from planning to growing, picking, and shipping, our team makes it possible to supply our customers with only the best bell peppers, tomatoes, and more right from our greenhouses.

 

Facilities

Facilities Modern Greenhouses The greenhouse facilities of JC Fresh Farms, encompass a new generation of farming technology. Our new innovation, Doubled-Sided Vents, provides airflow and air exchange and was applied to half of the greenhouse range. This superior exchange of air during high humidity seasons provides an environment approximately one degree (Celsius) cooler than exterior temperatures, ensuring high yields and continued quality for consumer satisfaction. Inter-Planting In 2012, we introduced the practice of interplanting in the greenhouses of JC Fresh Farms, which is the most efficient method of growing in the farming industry. How does inter-planting work? Half way through the life cycle of a plant, one “tops” the stem, which stops further growth without affecting the maturation of its fruit. Then, a new plant is inserted beside it. When the new plant is ready to be harvested, the original previously harvested plant, is removed allowing the new plant to continue growing…

Food Safety

Food Safety Proactive System JC Fresh Farms is compliant to third-party HACCP auditing programs, providing an extra measure in food quality and security. Designed to be proactive, the monitored operations of our facilities mitigate food safety risks to the consumer. We work as partners with our clients in supporting their quality assurance programs by maintaining compliance with all pertinent federal and local policies and regulations, while responding to the expressed preferences of the end-user consumers we share. Natural Solutions Natural Predation (using predators) is used in lieu of pesticides to control pests and disease which may harm the plant or produce. This biological interaction in a controlled environment also mitigates the risk of future pests from entering our facilities. With growing concerns over chemicals used all over the world, this important process at JC Fresh Farms brings ease of mind to consumers. Trace-Back Our program not only tracks date and time of packing, but also the…

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