As the head farmer, James grows all the crops and tends to the land. His job starts with the seed and ends with a happy customer.
Carpenter, mechanic, artist, and all-around handyman. Alex is responsible for keeping the farm running and in good shape.
James and Alex Klett are brothers, business partners, and founders of Fairgrown Farm. Originally from the neighboring town of Montgomery, the boys moved back to the longtime Klett family home in Hopewell in 2017. James, the head farmer, graduated from Rutgers University in May of 2019 with a degree in Business Management and Agriculture. Alex, a carpenter, artist, and all around handyman, is the farm’s Operations Manager – keeping the tractors running and solving day-to-day problems. Together, with the help of countless friends and the support of the community, they work had to produce great food that everyone can enjoy!
About the Farm
Fairgrown Farm is an 8-acre organic practice farm that grows seasonal produce for the surrounding community of Hopewell, New Jersey. We’ve chosen not to certify organic due to the cost of certification. However, we follow organic principles and grow our crops as naturally as possible.
Our farm is right on Aunt Molly Rd in Hopewell, making us one of the most local seasonal growers in town! Along with our membership program, we sell to many restaurants in and around Hopewell. We also host The Hopewell Farmers Market on Broad St. between PNC Bank and Antimo’s Italian Kitchen!
We take a cooperative approach to farming – meaning we work with a handful of other local farmers to get crop that we can’t grow ourselves. For more information on this and how it affects our delivery program, go here.
Fairgrown in the News!
Kletts not afraid to fail with enterprise – 10/1/20
Pandemic drives home the value of local, natural, sustainable farms – 6/19/20
The gleaning season has officially begun! – 6/8/2020
Rutgers Graduate Fills New Brunswick Food Desert Through Organic Farm – 12/12/19
Fairgrown Farm opens on Aunt Molly Road in Hopewell – 5/14/19
Klett Brothers Establish Fairgrown Farm, Offering Seasonal Produce for the Community – 4/8/19
Humble beginnings for young Klett