Unique to the area, Passaic County is made up of vast areas of natural landscapes and farmlands, along with its more urban areas. This makes organic produce, fresh eggs, seasonal flowers, and more readily available to all and sold locally.
CITY GREEN - Clifton
City Green, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating the establishment of urban community, youth, and school gardens in northern New Jersey’s cities to enrich the lives of inner city residents, while cultivating education in public health, nutrition, and the environment. City Green offers practical, technical, and financial support to community members of all ages to design, create, and manage these urban green spaces. City Green also promotes social justice and environmental equality through these greening efforts.
Visit City Green’s website to learn more about neighborhood beautification, events, workshops, volunteer opportunities, community gardens, and fresh farmer’s markets.
Hazelman Farms - West Milford
Hazelman Farms was founded on a small family farm and computer workshop in an effort to improve crop and technological outputs. Today the Hazelman family owns and manages 70 acres of mixed wooded and field crop areas. Guests are welcome to learn about the farm’s environmental protection efforts and shop its farm stand. Hazelman Farms produces fresh crops, seasonal produce, maple syrup, and pasture-raised chicken eggs.
Visit Hazelman Farms’ Facebook page to learn more and plan your visit.
Farms View - Wayne
Farms View offers something for every season: fresh produce, a wide range of plants, gardening supplies, specialty food items, gifts, and more. Fall visitors can enjoy hayrides to the pumpkin patch plus a wide selection of pre-picked pumpkins, mums, and fall decor. Winter visitors shop Christmas trees, wreaths, grave blankets, gift baskets, gifts, and other decorations. Guests are also welcome to meet with barnyard animals when available.
Visit Farms View’s website to help plan your visit.
Humor Me Farm - West Milford
Humor Me Farm is a small farm that specializes in alpaca and angora fiber products, as well as the breeding of English and French angora rabbits. Alpaca and angora fiber fashions, show champion English and French angora rabbit livestock, and fresh organic pasture-raised chicken and duck eggs are popular products available for purchase.
Visit Humor Me Farm’s website to learn more.
Richfield Farms and Garden Center - Clifton
Richfield Farms is a family farm and garden center that was established in 1917. Customers can peruse through five active acres of fields, shrubs, trees, perennials, herbs, and annuals, as well as a complete garden shop with fertilizers, organic fertilizers, mulches, insecticides, and organic insecticides. Shop the seasonal gift store, complete with a full line of pottery, statuary, and garden art. Master gardeners are available on staff to assist with garden needs. The on-site petting zoo keeps children of all ages entertained.
Check in with Richfield Farms’ website for more information.