Who We Are
Culver Family Farms has its roots in the original Hancock farm founded in 1890 by Joseph and Flora Hancock. After Joseph’s death, Flora built a successful tomato canning operation which, at its peak, employed about 200 people. When the next generation, William C. and Ida Hancock, assumed management of the farm in 1906, the focus shifted to potatoes. Nicholas’ grandparents, Jean W. and William C. Hancock Jr., began farming in 1945 expanding the farm into a large, diversified vegetable operation.
Nicholas Culver and his wife, Sarah, continue the family tradition of hard work and innovation. Nicholas is a graduate of Cornell University majoring in Agriculture Science. He has years of experience in production agriculture utilizing both organic and traditional farming methods. He utilizes sustainable growing and conservation practices to build soil and plant health, and conserve water usage and minimize water runoff. Hydroponic growing methods are also used which allow for efficient and sustainable year-round production in small areas.
The farm is headquartered in beautiful and historic Mannington Township, NJ along the Bayshore Heritage Scenic Byway. The farm enterprise has expanded to over 150 acres and contains two farmsteads both of which are listed on the State and National Register of Historical Places.