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Farms in or near north NJ

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.

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  1. 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!)

    1. I wouldn't call it a farm, but of course, Goffle Poultry farm in Wyckoff has great duck.

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      1. re: Picnicchef

        LOL, this is why I love chowhound. Thank you.

        1. re: Picnicchef

          Yes, when I was looking for guinea fowl back in the fall, someone recommended Goffle Farm. Sorry, Menton if that was you. Memory is not what it was.

          http://www.gofflepoultry.com/

        2. Valley Shepherd Creamery in Long Valley (past Chester going west) makes cheese. I hear it's very expensive but very good, although I haven't been there myself. Worth a trip to see, though, I'm sure - I'll be headed out that way this spring to take a look....

          http://www.valleyshepherd.com/

          1. Bobolink Farms (and Dairy) are a wonderful place to visit, but I wouldn't recommend a visit in this weather. Otherwise, they do have activities all year around. They are in Milford, NJ Here is their web site. Jonathan and Nina White. http://www.cowsoutside.com/

            1. 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".

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              Griggstown Quail Farm
              986 Canal Rd, Princeton, NJ