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I want to buy organic eggs and meat from a farmer

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radiogrl1 Aug 20, 2008 10:14 AM

I'm in Monmouth County and I'm willing to drive an hour in almost any direction (of course, east would drench me and ruin my car - but I digress). I want to find a farm which sells organically raised chickens and their eggs; a farm that may sell its' own meats; maybe even a cheese or two (I already know about Bobolink Farms). I know calling it The Garden State is a sad reminder of days passed, but surely such a place as described above exists.

Thanks in advance...

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    avidcook RE: radiogrl1 Aug 20, 2008 10:32 AM

    Cherry Grove farms in Lawrenceville on rt 206. They sell beef, pork, eggs and cheese. On the other side of 206 they have vegetables also

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      MercerChow RE: avidcook Aug 20, 2008 11:22 AM

      "Organic" means different things to different people. My understanding is that Cherry Grove vends grass-fed, pastured meat, but whether that qualifies as organic I do not know. Likewise their eggs are from free-range chickens but may or not be organic.

    2. chefMD RE: radiogrl1 Aug 20, 2008 11:02 AM

      simply grazin farms outside of princeton, don't know if they have eggs.....cherry grove is another good option. griggstown, also near princeton has eggs, don't know about meat tho...

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        athenanike111 RE: chefMD Aug 20, 2008 11:40 AM

        Griggstown Farmers Market has great poultry & eggs. Although not certified organic, I think they're free range.

        http://www.griggstownquailfarm.com/

      2. val ann c RE: radiogrl1 Aug 20, 2008 11:24 AM

        Hauser Hill Farm in Old Bridge. (732) 591-1966
        They are not certified organic, but this is a 4th generation family farm. Small operation. The eggs are wonderful. You can go and see the birds in the yard.
        Their produce is good, too.
        You can buy their eggs at the Red Bank Farmers Market (go early), but the eggs are already refrigerated. I think refrigeration diminishes the flavor a bit.

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          athenanike111 RE: radiogrl1 Aug 20, 2008 11:57 AM

          Apparently, there's a website listing organic farms in NJ (both certified & non-certified)...

          http://www.geocities.com/sfenster/far...

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            tuckedawayacres RE: radiogrl1 Mar 15, 2009 01:33 PM

            Hi, We have a 19 acre farm in Bass River Twp. NJ in the process of recieving organic certification. We have been raising Angus beef for over 25 years, usually 3 head per year that are grass feed on a large free range fenced pasture. We keep 1 for our family and sell freezer orders with the remaining 2. You are welcome to come directly to the farm to see your beef being raised. No antibiotics, no hormones, steroids, etc. Just grass and fresh water. you can purchase all kinds of cuts of meat right here at the farm. Thanks.
            Chris

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              taste test RE: tuckedawayacres Mar 15, 2009 02:04 PM

              Chris,

              Can you give an address./contact info for your farm? Is there a store?

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