JAH'S CREATION Organic Farm was established in 1997 and immediately initiated Organic Production methods. First Certified Organic in 2002 by NOFA-NJ and currently Certified Organic by the State of New Jersey Department of Agriculture. "Producer Operation Form" We currently have 12 acres of land in Organic Production.
Although we are a very small farm, we have been producing record yields of vegetables, herbs and melons since 2002. In fact, we have proven to the many skeptics that we can supply a continual flow of Fresh Organic Produce to our local patrons 52 weeks of the year. "Learn more about our Season Extension"
Owner and Farm Manager Matthew Bruckler III, is slowly building his vision of a Sustainable/Organic Farm and has been sharing his knowledge with other growers by working besides the Co-Operative Extension Services of Rutgers, Cornell, Penn State, Delaware State University and his old friends at the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey.
Matt was on the first wave of New Jersey farmers to bring Fresh Organic Produce directly to local restaurant chefs and he made a big name for his produce by doing this. Matt started the first CSA of the Greater Atlantic City Area in 2008 with 25 members. Now, 7 years later, we have serve 200-300 CSA members and are the largest CSA in Southeastern NJ.
JAH'S CREATION Organic Farm provides a CSA for most of Southern New Jersey, we grow for numerous Local Restaurants, Grocers, Co-Op's and a few Distributors. We are a proud vender at the Margate Farmers Market, plus we contract with Local Farmers to Custom Blend Soil Mixes and Grow Transplants for their Fields.
Darlene Bruckler is pictured here in front of her grandfather, Max Landgraf. Next to Max is Joe Wolfinger with Tommy Burke standing in front of Joe. The shot was taken in Max's field with his house in the back. This is the house that Matthew Bruckler III grew up in, after his father Matthew Bruckler Jr. remodled it.
In the late 1800's, at the age of 14, Max Landgraf Sr. entered into the USA through Ellis Island, NY. He made the transatlantic journey alone from the financial support of his German townspeople. Max secured a job on the Roosevelt Estate as a Coachman and was able to send money back to his hometown until the Nazi took over the town. After the Nazi takeover Max lost all contact with his homeland. Max married Catherine "Cassie" Hughes who was a cook at the Roosevelt Estate and they had 5 children together (Johnny, Max, Amelia, Catherine and Jimmy). In 1912 Max purchased a 12 acre parcel of land in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. He cleared the land by hand, built a house and began farming vegetables and cut flowers.
Lenard Bruckler came into the USA from Germany in the late 1800's. He was in his early 20's and origionally came through Canada and into Wisconsin. He soon moved to the Absecon Highlands with his wife Catherine Killian and they live on the Killian's Family Farm. The Killian family came from Austria. Susan Killian married John Gross, who had a vinyard right next door the the Killian Family Farm. Gross's Vinyard is where the Galloway Township Police Station, Public Library and Post office are today. Walt Acrat came from either Sweeden or Switzerland, where he served an apprenticeship in horticulture. Walt married Anna Bruckler and began Actrat Nusery in the Absecon Highlands. Walt's nursery is now part of the Seaview Marriot Country Club.
Matthew Bruckler Sr. married Catherine Landgraf (Kay), the daughter of Max Landgraef. Matt and Kay moved in with Max on his farm in EHT. Matt worked for a time with his cousin Walt Acrat and learned the landscape trade. Matt and Kay had 3 children named Darlene, Pattsy and Matthew Jr. Matt Sr. started a Landscaping business in 1945 and ran a very successful business until he retired in the 1970's. After retireing he passed his Landscape business down to his son Matthew Jr.
Matt Sr. spent the remainder of his days growing vegetables on Max's farm. Matt Jr. married Phyllis Frontuto and they had 2 boys named Matthew III and Michael. Matt and Mike grew up in Max's house and took over the family Landscaping business in 1991. Matt and Mike parted ways in the business and Matt secured full ownership. Matt III ran the Landscape business and farmed part time until 2008. In 2009 Matt III began farming full time.
This picture is of Matthew Bruckler Sr showing off his wonderfully sweet onions. This plot is now covered by our Germination Greenhouse.