James Kinsel began farming organically in the mid-1980s. Most of those years he focused on growing the finest quality, best tasting and affordable certified organic produce available for a large Community-Supported Agriculture program based on the outskirts of Princeton, NJ, called Honey Brook Organic Farm CSA. In the mid-2000s, his now-wife Sherry Dudas joined him in his farming endeavor.
In 2021, Jim and Sherry discontinued their CSA program to focus on growing certified organic fruits for pick-your-own and wholesale sales. For 2022, the newly-named Chesterfield Organic Orchards is offering pick-your-own (pyo) fruit crops to the public in Pennington and Chesterfield NJ. This is the first time the farm will be offering their certified organic strawberries, figs, persimmons, pawpaws, apples and Chinese chestnuts as pick-your-own crops to the public and they’re really excited to offer these fruits and nuts, especially the figs, since they are so popular with their NJ-based customers. Seems everyone knows someone who grew figs in their backyard at some point in their lives!
Harvested asparagus will be for sale during a portion of the strawberry season. Jim is also adding heirloom dried beans to his crop plan for this season. They will be for sale at both the Chesterfield and Pennington farms as a retail crop. The farm will also host farm events occasionally.