Produce

Our farm market offers you an abundant variety of hand-selected fresh local fruits and vegetables.  The colorful and flavorful produce that fills our market year-round comes from local farmers we know and trust.

Local Farms Mean High-Quality Produce

We choose to buy homegrown produce from farms within a 50-mile radius of our Media, PA market whenever possible.

Why do we do this?  It’s not just a whim or a passing fad.  Wolff’s has been buying local and in-season food for decades because we believe that partnering with local vendors means we get to see, feel and taste what the farm’s produce is like.  Working with nearby farms gives us an excellent level of quality control.

Several times a week, we travel around Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland and 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.

We can easily gauge whether or not the produce a vendor is selling on a given week meets our high standards because our family has been in this business for so long!  If, one week, a certain 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, and Wolff’s is a depot that brings you this region’s finest in-season produce—all under one roof!  With Lancaster County, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey all so close, it makes sense to make it easy for our customers enjoy the plentiful harvests of their own region.

Pennsylvania is home to Lancaster County’s Amish Country, famous for its rich soil and long heritage of traditional agriculture, and the Delaware Valley also has strong a history of subsistence and commercial farming.

One third of Maryland’s land is devoted to agriculture, and the state produces an abundance of corn, melons, beans, tomatoes, apples and other fruit.

Delaware’s farmers plant 50,000 acres of vegetables each year and the state is known for supplying potatoes, watermelons and sweet corn.

And of course, New Jersey’s nickname as the Garden State says it all—it is the nation’s second highest blueberry grower and also produces a high volume of cranberries, peaches, spinach, lettuce and peppers.

Rather than trek across four states hunting fruits and vegetables, you can come to one market and support your local family farm.  When you pick up your tomatoes, sweet corn, blueberries or other produce, look for the signs that tell 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 with our farmers 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.

What is IPM?  It’s a combination of practices that work together to limit the presence of pests near fields and orchards.  These practices include:

  • 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 the produce they supply offers the Delaware Valley fresh and healthy food.

Kids’ Corner

At Wolff’s, kids can grab a kid-sized shopping cart and help pick out healthy local food!