Produce from Local Farmers
We Know & Trust
Locally Grown = Less Than 50 Miles Away
We choose to buy homegrown produce from farms within a 50-mile radius of our Media, PA market whenever possible. Working with nearby farms gives us an excellent level of quality control. We get to see, feel and taste what the farm’s produce is like!
Several times a week, we travel around Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland to choose the best produce for Wolff’s to carry that week. Throughout the seasons, we select fruits, vegetables and herbs from over 65 local farms.
Because our family has been in this business for over a century, we understand how to gauge whether or not the produce a vendor is selling on a given week meets our high standards. If an item does not meet our high standards, we’d rather not carry it at all than sell our customers a low-quality product that might be disappointing or less nutritious.
Mid-Atlantic Produce Offers Delicious Diversity
The Mid-Atlantic region is famous for its diverse and delicious fruits and vegetables—from Amish Country veggies and Maryland orchards to Delaware fruit and Jersey tomatoes, just for starters!
Rather than trek across four states, you can come to one market and support your local family farms. Look for the signs that say where the food came from and what a short distance it traveled. Then, like us, you’ll be amazed at how many first-rate farms are no more than 50 miles away!
Knowing Our Farmers Means Knowing Their Farming Practices
Relying on local vendors means we develop relationships and are familiar with the ethical and quality standards they uphold.
Several of our farmers use organic practices, but not many certified organic farms exist within our region. This is actually good news for our customers! We are not just looking for an organic sticker—we’re evaluating each and every farmer’s growing practices.
Many of our farmers use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as a healthy and environmentally friendly alternative to pesticide-heavy conventional methods. This method limits the presence of pests near fields and orchards by:
- Reducing habitats where pests breed.
- Releasing natural predators to keep insect populations down.
- Using non-toxic lures, similar to Japanese beetle traps.
- Administering low-toxicity pesticides sparingly only as a last resort.
We understand and stand behind the practices our farmers use and believe that they offer the Delaware Valley the very best fresh and healthy food.