Fred and Hoss Grasso grow a lot of fruits and veggies on their 100-acre farm in Mullica Hill, including strawberries, asparagus, cucumbers, squash and watermelon.
When the brothers heard the Urban Farm in West Deptford was for sale, they jumped at the chance to expand. What sealed the deal was that the 106-acre property is part of the state’s Farmland Preservation Program.
The program celebrated its 30th anniversary at the Urban Farm Tuesday. It limits participating land to agricultural use in exchange for development rights purchased by the state.