With curbside pickup, some South Jersey farms are growing their businesses

By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio)  For two farms in Cherry Hill and Medford, business is booming as curbside pick-up becomes  the norm for many businesses in light of the coronavirus pandemic. 

"We're staying busy. There's a lot of pleasure that we're able to service the community,” said Johnson's Corner Farm Operations manager Frank Pellegrino. 

For decades, the Medford farm has been selling produce and providing seasonal family entertainment. Since the pandemic, instead of opening its doors, the farm is asking customers to open their computers or tap on their smartphones to order online for curbside pickup.

"We're providing a great service. We're stocked with dairy, some proteins and especially produce. Those items, they're supporting Johnson's Corner Farm, they're supporting smaller farms throughout the state,” he added. 

And it's the same story over at Springdale Farms in Cherry Hill.

"When this whole emergency first came out, there was an expected rush, there was an uptick in business and it was really expected to taper off after a bit as things started to settle in But that has not been the case,” said co-owner John Ebert.

Employees at both farms are equipped with masks and gloves and never have to touch customers’ vehicles. 

And with the uptick in businesses, both farms say they’re happy to help the community out in a time of need.