Skillman Farm / Simply Grazin’
1932 US Highway 206
Skillman, NJ 08558
The 200-acre Ten Broeke farm—started by Cornelius Ten Broke in the 1730s — produces certified-organic beef for local customers under the name Skillman Farm Market & Butcher Shop, a division of Simply Grazin’ organic farms. Look for the big “Butcher Shop Open” sign along Rt. 206 in the Skillman section of Montgomery, and drive to the shop around back.
Brick Farm Market, Tavern, & Double Brook Farm
130 Hopewell Rocky Hill Rd
Hopewell, NJ 08525
Located in Hopewell along tributaries to the Millstone River, the Brick Farm Market, Brick Farm Tavern, and Double Brook Farm offer a variety of local food shopping and eating experiences. The farm raises pigs, sheep, chicken, ducks, and turkeys that are raised on pasture in a rotational grazing system.
The Fenwick Hospitality Group
11 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542
Fenwick operates four restaurants in the Princeton area, Agricola, Cargot, Dinky Bar, and Two Sevens, with the company’s Great Road Farm in Montgomery Township providing much of the fresh produce served. Fenwick Hospitality Group was founded by Jim Nawn in 1998. The development of Great Road Farm, a certified organic farm nestled on 112 acres of preserved farmland in Skillman, NJ began in 2008.
The Momo Restaurant Group
Kingston, NJ 08528
The Momo Group owns four restaurants and a bakery in central New Jersey. Eno Terra is located right on the Millstone Valley National Scenic Byway in Kingston, while Mediterra, Teresa Caffe, and Terra Momo Bread Company are in the heart of Princeton. The restaurants draw fresh ingredients from the company’s own One Acre Farm in Kingston, while also purchasing from a variety of local farmers.
Bridgepoint Run Farm
257 Bridgepoint Rd.
Belle Mead, NJ 08502
In Montgomery’ Township’s historic Bridgepoint District is a working farm with historic farmhouse and barn built by James Van Dyke in the 1730s. The Van Dyke and related Voorhees families worked the surrounding farmland for two centuries before it changed hands. The Johnson family took it up in 1928 and today Dale Johnson, the family’s fifth generation, grows hay, corn, tomatoes and vegetables for local customers. He operates an “honor” farm stand at the intersection of Bridgepoint Road and Dead Tree Run near a historic mill and miller’s cottage. The farm also sells grass fed beef via internet and phone orders.
330 Cold Soil Rd.,
Princeton, NJ 08540
Terhune Orchard is an institution of the Princeton area, located on the western edge of the Millstone Valley where the Mount Family operates a large market with orchards, vineyards, winery, berry patches, offering hay rides and other family-friendly activities.
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Cherry Valley Cooperative
619 Cherry Valley Rd.
Princeton, NJ 08540
The Cherry Valley Farm Cooperative owns a 100-acre farm on the Princeton and Montgomery border and is led by farmers of the “Millennial Generation” devoted to creating a community based on food production using organic methods. They sell annual box and market share subscription and operate a farm stand on site for the general public. They also host regular potluck dinners, give farm tours, organize yoga programs, among other special events designed to develop a sense of community.
219 Hillsborough Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
In Hillsborough, three generations of the Van Nuys family continue working the land their family purchased in the 1700s, eight generations ago. Formerly a dairy farm with more than 150 milking cows, Hillsboro Farm changed with the times and now sells farm-fresh produce at a farm stand on Hillsborough Road. They also ship field crops—including hay, straw, rye, and soybeans— across the country and all over the world. Each fall, the farm offers pumpkin picking and hay rides.
1803 Route 27 (Access via Skillman’s Lane)
Somerset, NJ 08873
The 130-acre Suydam Farm in Franklin Township is still owned and worked by the 13th generation of the family that established it in the 1700s. Originally, it supplied New Brunswick with vegetables, milk and wool. Later, the Suydam Farm shipped its products to New York City through New Brunswick, by boat and barge via the Raritan River. Now it is a producer of top-quality hay for horse farms and race tracks, and operates a farm market on weekends in a large greenhouse on the farm off Skillman’s Lane.
FARM TO TABLE MOVEMENT IN THE MILLSTONE RIVER VALLEY - FARMS AND RESTAURANTS
586 South Middlebush Rd.
Somerset, NJ 08873
Snyder Farm offers a farm stand open 7 days per week, “u-pick” opportunities for berries, family film night, and much more. They are located on South Middlebush Road, which was a major of agriculture artery in the early days of Franklin Township.
484 Bunker Hill Road
Princeton, NJ. 08540
An Eighteenth-century farm that has changed with the times is the Griggstown Farm, which was once part of a 3,000-acre property on the east side of the Millstone River, in Franklin Township. The Griggstown Farm is today known for its free-range heritage-breed turkeys, as well as the chickens and game fowl it supplies to the region’s finest restaurants. It also operates a popular retail shop with a wide range of seasonal produce and homemade potpies and salads.