Saturday, December 9, 2023

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

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 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 to sign up!

Yelens Choban
MB Journe, Contributing Writer
Contributing Writer

My name is Marybeth Journe, I feel blessed to be living in this part of New Jersey. I have enjoyed this community taking advantage of the lakes and woods. Always supporting the local businesses that make this my home. As a local artist myself, I know many of our residence if not by name, at least by sight. I feel comfortable interviewing others. I have worked for The Paulinskill Valley Chronical where I provided articles, photographs and billing. I consider myself an artist, journalist, naturalist, gardener and a teacher for the YMCA Camp Mason. I look forward to the work ahead