Farms in or near north NJ
- Monica Feb 4, 2011 08:59 AM
Is there a really good farm that raise ducks and sell duck products?
I've been to a farm called Abma which is nice for a family outing with kids but I found their products to be way over priced.
I also heard about farms in NJ who make cheeses in small batches.
I am in bergen county but willing to travel to other parts of NY and NJ. A nice weekend trip to one of these nice farm sounds nice too.
There's a plethora of farms in Northwest, Central West, And south Jersey. But this is not the right time of year. A lot more information & publicity in the spring. (If this snow ever melts!)
In Central NJ, we have The Griggstown Quail Farm, which is the purveyor of ultra-high quality poultry products to the more expensive restaurants in the NY/NJ area. In addition to quail, they raise pheasants, heirloom turkeys, and chickens, and they might raise ducks (I'm not sure about the ducks!). Their store sells a variety of poultry products, as well as soups and other items prepared by their CIA-trained chef.
During the summer months, they also run a CSA, of which I am a member. Being able to get a large supply of organic produce each week at below-market prices is wonderful.
The Griggstown Quail Farm is located in the Griggstown section of Franklin Township (Somerset County), but for some bizarre reason, their mailing address is "Princeton, NJ".
Griggstown Quail Farm
986 Canal Rd, Princeton, NJ
I have to give Michael's 5 stars. We have been going to Michael's for a couple of years now.(We live about 30 min away in Morris County) and have never been disappointed. We meet friends from the Clifton area and no matter what we order,it is great. Our favorites are Thinny-Thin Pizza,Chicken Murphy,Shrimp-Michaels, Steak-Pizziola and several others. It is a cozy atmosphere and warm people. Bring your own and enjoy this great Nutley NJ restaurant. Ron
Michael's Pastaria & Deli
143 Franklin Ave, Nutley, NJ 07110
A great place to get honey in New Jersey is Fruitwood Orchards in Monroeville NJ Just type in Fruitwoodorchardshoney.com and their 2 lb jars are a good value when shipped to your home.
We use it on cereal and baking. We get the Wildflower but they have other varieties. Ron-Morris County NJ