Bear Swamp Farm | West Milford
Bear Swamp Farm is a small Christmas tree farm, and has been owned and operated by the same family for more than fifty years. Between the 10-acre plantation and the Christmas shop located in the 75-year-old log barn, the holidays are always special here. You can choose between cutting down your own tree or purchasing a pre-cut one. In addition to trees, the Bear Swamp team makes and sells hand-made fresh garland, wreaths, and bundles of fresh-cut boughs.
Get to chopping by heading here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Totes Goats | Ringwood
Totes Goats’ mission is to offer goats and other animals to all people for any reason because they understand the joys and comfort that animals offer. Totes Goats is the Tri-State’s leading mobile goat yoga and petting farm service. Catch the goat team the next time they’re stopping in Ringwood.
Follow Totes Goats’ event schedule here.
Two Pond Farm | West Milford
Two Pond Farm is a small farm located in the rocky highlands of northern Passaic County, with gardens and pastures situated on the few tillable areas between massive rock ledges. Still, it’s been an organic vegetable farm since 1976, and is home to approximately 100 laying hens for eggs. The team breeds and raises a small flock of Dorset and Romney sheep for lamb and wool. During the summer, they even raise chicken and pigs. Guests can shop here, and partake in organic vegetable gardening and farming lectures and workshops.
See Passaic County agriculture in action by starting here.