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Monday, May 27, 2024

Local Farm Stands Spruced Up for Holidays

You don’t have to leave Warren County to shop for your holiday celebration. Some local farm stands are open year-round with gifts for the season.

Mohican Farms at 45 Mohican Road, Blairstown, has a Christmas catering menu for Christmas Eve and Christmas. They have a wide variety of their farm fresh meats, goodies and gift cards. Call for more info at 973 886-0032.

Homestead Harvest Farm is the cutest little self-serve farm stand, located at the intersection of Stillwater Road (521N) and 68 Spring Valley Road in Hardwick, in the White Lake vicinity.

This Notre Dame junior high school student showed just how large this wreath is. Photo by D.L. Dunn, Dec. 2022

There are three charming sheds full of merchandise. Right now, they have handmade beauty products and wooden decorations, Christmas trees, wreaths and holiday confections. Owned by residents Cyndi and Bill Keimel, their farm grows seasonal produce, flowers, eggs, chickens and turkeys.

There may be a few of their fresh turkeys’ available, call Cyndi for more information at 973 756-5095.

There have mason jars with freeze dried veggies and fruit. “We carry freeze dried raspberries, mixed fruit and peaches that taste like candy. They always sell out.

This holiday put a few freeze-dried raspberries in Champaign.” Cyndi exclaimed. Check out their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HomesteadHarvestFarm/

Race Farm Market and garden center located at 224 Route 94 in Blairstown, have an abundant stock of holiday wreaths and decorations. There are shelves of creative gifts made by local artisans. They sell a full line of their own fresh and local produce, apple cider, baked goods, breads, herbs, ice cream, local dairy, meats and fish, everything you need for the holidays.


The Race family has been farming for four generations, the family farm and orchard is located at 87 Belcher Rd, Blairstown, NJ where customers can pick their own produce seasonally. Check out their website at https://www.racefarmllc.com/ or Facebook page for info on future events.


Godlewsky Farms & Greenhouses has a garden center that they’ve transformed into a Christmas wonderland, grab a cart and meander through their greenhouses. The pine smell fills the air. So much variety, they sell cut Christmas trees and potted Alberta Spruce trees.


They grow a large variety of beautiful Poinsettias’ and handmade wreaths and grave blankets. So worth the trip, they are located at 215 Alphano Road, Great Meadows, NJ. For more information c all them at 908 637-4927.

Godlewsky’s Farms and Greenhouses is a 3rd generation family farm. They sell produce seasonally at the Blairstown Farmers’ Market and they have a “Veggie Club”. If you are interested in the Veggie Club e-mail Godlewsky’s at Email them at godlewskyfarms@gmail.com to sign up!
https://www.facebook.com/godlewskyfarms
http://www.godlewskyfarms.com

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Yelens Choban
MB Journe, Contributing Writer
Contributing Writer

MB has been a resident of Frelinghuysen for the past 22 years. She lives in an old farmhouse on the side of the road. She enjoys the simple life, puttering in her flower garden, practicing Qi Gong under her redbud tree, or creating art on the deck.
MB's experience as a journalist began when her son was quite young, she began writing for The Paulinskill Valley Chronicle, often bringing him to work with her. Her responsibilities were writing articles with photos, selling ads, and billing. This suited her, as a single mother not wanting to be separated from her small child.

She considers herself a lover of nature, often seen photographing its beauty. She has worked as a seasonal employee of YMCA Camp Mason for the past 17 years. She is a teacher and mentor of children, always emphasizing the YMCA’s core values - caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. She tries to listen carefully to each individual she interviews, getting their viewpoint. That is why she likes to write about the interesting people and places that make Warren County such a nice place to live.