Bodhitree Farm was named after the sacred tree under which The Buddha reached enlightenment. Nevia No acquired 65 acres of preserved farmland located in Pemberton Township in the New Jersey Pinelands, where more than 100 different varieties of unique vegetables (most of them heirlooms) and herbs thrive.
A favorite of many of NYC’s top chefs, who flock to her Union Square Greenmarket stand, Nevia No came to farming over a decade ago, after immigrating to the U.S. to pursue formal training in the performing arts. Ultimately, Nevia found herself pulled to her favorite art form of all — growing vegetables, which she has done for over the last ten years. “I love to create these beautiful vegetables, to see them grow from seed to table,” says Nevia.
All of the farm's crops are chemical spray-free, treated in organic methods only as a last resort, and spreading the farm's own compost as fertilizer. Even though this means that every year, half of our harvest is lost, it doesn’t go to waste. They throw it in a massive compost pile that will, in turn, fertilize the fields next season.