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Friday
May202011

Fresh and Fancy Farms

My friend Meg has a farm. In New Jersey. I know! Both of those statements sound crazy, but they are also both true. New Jersey is the Garden State, you know.

We are famous for such growables as tomatoes, cranberries and corn (and gnomes!).

Anyway, back to Meg and her farm. I took a trip out there for opening weekend to check it out and generally get in the way by taking photos of everything. What I give to you is a tour in photographs of Fresh and Fancy Farms.

Meg and her family own and operate this magical place in New Milford, NJ. It's been in operation as Kilnger Farm for over 97 years, which is a substatial amount of time, even in farm years.

Fresh and Fancy Farms is committed to educating the community about local growing, planting and maintaining a beautiful property.

You can also expect professional expertise on all topics gardening.

Also, it's such a fun place. And pretty! There's a babbling brook!

And ramshackle farmhouses all grouped together in a jovial kind of way with flowers growing out of nooks and crannies.

And even out of teacups.

I had tons of fun wandering in and out of all the farm buildings. There were some real treasures to be found. Like this old planter's clock:

And a very organized line-up of sundae glasses:

This is my favorite photo:

I love the random stuff I found. Nothing says random like a basket of pipes.

You can, of course, plop down on the wooden bridge and sip pink iced tea.

Which is a great way to recover after choosing all new herbs and flowers to add to your garden.

And a nicer refresher before pulling over to paint a sign or two...

That's me in the photo above.

I encourage you to check out their website, facebook page, follow them on twitter and make visits (plural) to check them out in person.

You might want to consider bringing along a little red wagon for all your fresh and fancy purchases.

Fresh and Fancy is also incredibly easy to get to using mass transit. You can just take the NJ Transit Pascack Valley train line to the River Edge station. You'll be there in a hop, skip and jump.

 

Reader Comments (1)

Wow! Thank you so much for the post! Your photos are great! Now we need you to come grill us some pizzas as we serve you & john some wine!

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDearMegLow

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