About Us

Welcome ! At our small vegetable farm in Somerset County, New Jersey, we grow some exciting salad crops and seasonal vegetables for the local community. Our produce is fresh (guaranteed), packed with flavor and not touched by harmful chemicals. We say it is safe to eat for everyone in your family. At Brown Leaves farm, we strive to bring to you high quality, nutrition dense crops that are grown using sound agriculture practices. For the same old romaine, you can taste the difference in taste and texture when you serve our delicious greens at your dinner table. Even a finicky kid might start loving it.


Our farm sits on 5 acres of an old horse pasture with clayey soil. We farm only a small portion of the total land. As beginning farmers, we are small enough that we could use simple hand tools and machines to do our work. We understand that what goes into the soil, comes in the food, hence, we pay utmost importance to the soil amendments that we use on the land. In order for a crop to grow and flourish, it needs to have the right amount of nutrients and necessary soil conditions. We use amendments according to crop requirements, cover crops to fix soil and add organic matter, beneficial insects for pest control and flowers to attract those insects. These are just some of the practices that are part of a holistic approach to taking care of land. Soil and management practices are not the same for every farm and are ever evolving. Our land reflects our values and who we are. We are in no way ideal in our practices but we strive to improve the land and our operation to be sustainable as we grow.

What We Grow

From spicy mustard leaves to crisp lettuce and crunchy turnips, we grow vegetables that you would love to eat in salads. We also take interest in seeding vegetables that are hard to find in supermarkets. A lot of what we grow is seasonal in nature. That ensures you get the best tasting and fresh produce. We grow most of our crops in the field from April to November. A few transplants and crops like tomatoes grow in a small high tunnel. Salad greens include a variety of lettuces, arugula, mustard and tatsoi among others. The varieties change from spring to fall and from year to year. Besides salad greens, we also grow peppers, okra, potatoes, radishes, turnips and herbs. We are all about experimenting different varieties each year.


Our Fresh Fruits

Lettuce

Affordable prices

Lettuce

Seasonal Fruits

Tatsoi

Unseasonal Fruits

Arugula

Our Fresh Fruits

Mustard Green

Affordable prices

Scallion

Seasonal Fruits

Turnip

Unseasonal Fruits

Radish

Growing and selling

Cilantro

Wide range of Fruits

Okra

Organic Food

Amaranth

wide range of Berries

Pepper

Our Farmers

Brown Leaves farm is a family farm run by Krati Pachori, a former technology consultant-turned-farmer. Started in 2017, the farm is a small scale vegetable farm specializing in growing greens and other produce. As we continue to expand, we strive to be a small scale operation focused on growing few quality crops. that will not grow corn and grains (we leave it for large multi generational commercial farms). The farm is run by Krati with part-time help from her husband. Before starting the farm, Krati grew vegetables for her family and friends and also interned at a farm for a season. Krati has a masters degree in Information Management and has worked in technology consulting firms for six years.



Krati

Farmer

Bhupendra

Handyman

Support Us

Volunteer

If you like working outdoors, learning new skills and getting your hands dirty with satisfying farm work, you’ll love volunteering with us. Farm work might include seeding, weeding and harvesting crops. No experience is necessary.

Shop At

We would like to help you out as much we can with fresh produce. We are available at Bedminster and Chatham Farmer's Market on Saturdays. We also deliver fresh produce to nearby towns. Checkout our offerings.

Donate

If we inspire you in anyway, consider donating us. We are constantly improving our practices which requires better infrastructure, automation and quality tools. Your donation will help us a lot.

Farm Diaries

Introducing our e-gift cards

It has been two years since Brown Leaves Farm changed from being a land to being a business. I remember clearly the first day on my farm, two months after me and my husband moved in the house, on a sunny day in March 2017. I stepped out of my house to see what's out there. At that time, I had no clue about things will turn out and how will I bring a 10,000 sq feet section of grass and weeds to a productive space. I inspected the farm and did the easiest thing I could do that day...picking up some fallen tree branches and measuring bed space for two raised beds. That was it for the day. On that day, in my mind, everything else that needed to be done was beyond my skills and labor. Read More

2019 - purpose, plans and emotions

The year 2018 was an exciting and whirl winding year that ended on a good note. I spent Christmas in North Carolina with family and new year again with close family locally. As a little escape, I spent a day in New York City a day before New Years Eve to watch the dazzling lights and crowded streets. A little escape from gloomy suburbs suits me once in a while. Read More

As the growing season winds down

The temperatures are starting to dip. Trees are changing color. The pace slows down. The last crop to be planted in field today is garlic. This year I am experimenting with German White garlic as my first overwintered crop. Crops in the field are growing at a slow pace, which is good because as I harvest the existing crops, the beds will be cleared and put to rest for next year. Cover crop of winter rye is coming along nicely in small plots. The October air gives an indication that the peak growing season is coming to an end. Read More

Contact us

Brown Leaves Farm

65 Somerset Terrace, Bedminster, NJ, 07921

Tel : +1 (201) 743 9046

krati@brownleaves.farm