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Demarest Farms Named one of the Best Places to Pick Apples in US

Read original Huffington Post article here>> Ah, fall.  The air feels crisp, the leaves turn the most Instagrammable shades of red and yellow, and it's cool enough to sport a cozy sweater. What better time to go [...]

Introducing Community Supported Agriculture

CSA Program 2017 SIGN UP NOW: June 1 – September 27, 2017 Demarest Farms, in conjunction with FarmLind Produce, is proud to announce the 2017 CSA Program. A CSA, Community Supported Agriculture, program allows the community [...]

Upcoming Events

Jun 1 all-day
Register Now: Deadline is May 1, 2017 at noon <http://demarestfarms.com/csa-community-supported-agriculture/> Demarest Farms, in conjunction with FarmLind Produce, is proud to announce the 2017 CSA Program. A CSA, Community Supported Agriculture, program allows the community direct access to farm fresh produce on a weekly basis. The produce will be boxed and delivered to your office or a single designated location in your community for groups[...]
Jun 7 all-day
Register Now: Deadline is May 1, 2017 at noon <http://demarestfarms.com/csa-community-supported-agriculture/> Demarest Farms, in conjunction with FarmLind Produce, is proud to announce the 2017 CSA Program. A CSA, Community Supported Agriculture, program allows the community direct access to farm fresh produce on a weekly basis. The produce will be boxed and delivered to your office or a single designated location in your community for groups[...]
Jun 14 all-day
Register Now: Deadline is May 1, 2017 at noon <http://demarestfarms.com/csa-community-supported-agriculture/> Demarest Farms, in conjunction with FarmLind Produce, is proud to announce the 2017 CSA Program. A CSA, Community Supported Agriculture, program allows the community direct access to farm fresh produce on a weekly basis. The produce will be boxed and delivered to your office or a single designated location in your community for groups[...]
Jun 21 all-day
Register Now: Deadline is May 1, 2017 at noon <http://demarestfarms.com/csa-community-supported-agriculture/> Demarest Farms, in conjunction with FarmLind Produce, is proud to announce the 2017 CSA Program. A CSA, Community Supported Agriculture, program allows the community direct access to farm fresh produce on a weekly basis. The produce will be boxed and delivered to your office or a single designated location in your community for groups[...]
Jun 28 all-day
Register Now: Deadline is May 1, 2017 at noon <http://demarestfarms.com/csa-community-supported-agriculture/> Demarest Farms, in conjunction with FarmLind Produce, is proud to announce the 2017 CSA Program. A CSA, Community Supported Agriculture, program allows the community direct access to farm fresh produce on a weekly basis. The produce will be boxed and delivered to your office or a single designated location in your community for groups[...]

Now at Demarest Farms:


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SAVE OUR FARM


May 2017

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Demarest Farms and our employees care deeply about the Hillsdale community. I am a longtime resident and most of our employees are Hillsdale residents too. The farm has called Hillsdale home since 1886 but sadly, Demarest Farms’ future is being threatened.

Last year, at the height of our busy season, the Borough of Hillsdale put in place some drastic parking restriction deliberately targeting our customers and our business. This includes closing all public streets around the farm to prevent anyone from parking nearby when our lots become full. We understand the town’s concerns, but despite repeated attempts to find a collaborative compromise, Hillsdale has refused to work with us. The mayor of Hillsdale is a participant of a farm protest group, exerting undue influence over the other elected officials. This protest group, including the mayor, wants to stop visitors from coming to the farm by permanently prohibiting parking on side streets during the ‘pick your own’ season.

Our busy days are limited to weekends and holidays in September and October. We have attempted to address any concerns, by offering to lease parking spots from the Board of Education at the nearby Smith School. This would provide tax relief and/or additional funds for educational programs, and we even offered to assist with snow plowing around the school during the winter months. We also covered the cost of the police needed to provide traffic control and ensure all local parking rules are abided by. Unfortunately, these solutions, along with many others, have been rejected by Hillsdale’s elected officials, demonstrating their lack of regard for the rights of the farm. Rather than work cooperatively, these officials would rather force the farm to seek a resolution of the matter through litigation.

Imagine if the law was changed to prohibit parking near a church or temple because a few people did not like parishioners parking on their street. We believe passing laws that target one specific business is equally unlawful. Suppose the mayor decided he did not like the owner of a small business or he wanted to eliminate competition for a family member or friend. Should he be allowed to put them out of business by changing parking laws near their facility and alienating their customers?

On Thursday June 8, 2017 at 7:30 in Borough Hall, the Mayor and Council will vote to make these extreme and prejudiced parking restrictions permanent. We need your help to ensure all voices are heard on this matter. It is important that elected officials recognize that the views of a small group of people do not reflect the views of the entire community.

I hope to see you at the council meeting and thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

Demarest Farms and Family

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Please know that we cannot allow dogs to accompany you on our farm (except service dogs). Thank you.

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hayrideWe have lots in store for you this season: Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, July Fourth, Live Entertainment, Special Dinners, and the start of apple and peach picking as the season unfolds! And during summer, we’ll have our weekly BBQ dinners on Thursday, and the annual Wine Festival on August 12-13, featuring New Jersey’s finest wineries, entertainment, and tastings! We hope you continue to enjoy our fresh baked breads, fresh-made-from-scratch salads, apple cider donuts, pies, sandwich wraps, fresh produce, fruits, herbs, and all the things that are really tasty and good for you and your family!

Demarest Farms on Rachel Ray Show