Muth Family Farm is recognized as a leading regional farm in sustainable agriculture, soil development and organic farming. The innovative growing techniques of Farmer Bob Muth allow him to offer the season’s earliest strawberries and the latest tomatoes, not to mention perfect organic sweet corn and red peppers.
About 20 percent of the 90-acre certified organic farm, located in Southern New Jersey’s Monroe Township, is in vegetable crops at any one time, due to Bob’s use of long crop rotations and extensive cover cropping. The result of his soil-building program is a fertile loam so rich and black it’s more likely to be recognized in the Great Plains than South Jersey.
Bob grew up on the farm. He earned a degree in Plant Science from Rutgers University and then moved to South Carolina to work as a cooperative extension agent. After some time spent in graduate school at the University of Delaware he realized he’d rather sit on a tractor than in a lab, so he returned to his home state to farm. Since 1989 Bob, who calls his occupation “a lifetime project,” has farmed full time.
In 2007 Bob and his wife, Leda, received the Mid-Atlantic Master Farmer Award, which recognizes outstanding management, land stewardship and community role models and is considered the “Academy Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award of Agriculture.”
Muth Family Farm
1639 Pitman-Downer Road
Williamstown, NJ 08071
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Tricia Borneman, Blooming Glen Farm