Robson has a slew of accolades to his name attesting to his agricultural
proficiency. He is the current president of the Vegetables Growers
Association of New Jersey and is a former Outstanding Young Farmer.
Diversity is the strength behind his management gameplan. He owns
500-acres and farms a total of 2,000 acres in the Wrightstown, Burlington
County area, which means he leases more than 1,500 acres. He maintains
year-to-year leases on 90% of his leased land, he says.
wife, Jean, operates their retail farm market and handles the greenhouse
crops. The Robsons also grow fruits, vegetables, and grain. He sells his
high volume of crops at the evergrowing tailgate markets held in local
communities around the state and has also built a steady customer base by
wholesaling to other New Jersey farm marketers.
the fall, pick-your-own apples are offered to customers who can also pick
pumpkins and wander through a corn maze that’s been designed by his
employees. He remarked, “This business gets more challenging every
day.” But he’s not one to rest on his laurels. As a third generation
farmer, he noted how he has seen good success by selling at the tailgate
markets and expects his business to keep growing.