Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The English Farm

Name: The English Farm

Location: Liberty Corner, NJ

Years: 1750- Present

Founded by: The English Family

This farm has been family owned for 8 generations. The farm includes a working farm, a farm market, and barnyard animals: cows, pigs, goats, chickens and rabbits, along with bantam chickens and sheep from Harrison Brook Farm. They are open to the public from July through October selling their own eggs, seasonal vegetables including tomatoes, corn, squash, peppers to name a few, and flowers. They also sell herbs and herb plants from Harrison Brook Farm, an herb/sheep farm on Valley Road and peaches and apples from Ripple Hill Farm, an orchard on Mountain Road. Seasonal events include fall hayrides, pumpkin picking and an annual History Day.

Bernards Township recently approved the purchase of the farmland development rights under the New Jersey Farmland Preservation Program. The program helps landowners who want to continue to own and farm their land to sell the development easements to ensure the land remains in agriculture. These deed restrictions will remain in force for any future owners. Preservation of the ancestral farm has been a goal of the English family for many years and they are pleased to be the first farm approved by the Township for this program.

They have placed 81 acres of the farm into the preservation program including the barns, the farm land west of the barns and the meadow on the east side of Valley Road where their cows graze in the summer. They continue to promote their mission around agriculture, history and education and to encourage the community to enjoy the farm while the produce stand is open from July through October. Come visit the animals, enjoy the open landscape and learn more about growing vegetables, caring for animals and local farming operations.


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