Farm News

Snow Day! Closed all day!

A wet snow is falling and everything is coated in a chilly stillness. Snow is supposed to continue into early afternoon.

Flights are cancelled, speed limits have been dropped on the area highways and bridges, heavy equipment will be out clearing the streets. On the farm, snow days can be a little harder on the animals, especially with wet snow and mud. Our farmers will be tending the herds and flocks, then digging the farm out from under.

Snowfall with sheep

Snowfall with sheep

To keep everyone safe and get the work done quickly, we will CLOSE ALL DAY (updated). e will see you tomorrow at the normal time, 10am to 5pm.

Thanks for your patience.

Wishing You All the Joy and Merriment of the Season

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The cows are milked, the Christmas trees have been sold, the cheese room is dark, we are getting ready to close up the store until Tuesday…

The hustle and bustle of the holidays are slowly calming to a merry twinkle.

All of us on the farm would like to wish you and yours a cozy holiday season full of good food, good people, and laughter.

Merry merry, happy happy.

Cherry Grove Farm

 

P.S. We will reopen the farm store on Tuesday at 10am. (LOTS of eggs will be on hand.) See our news feed for holiday hours.

The Cow Parade Is Back!

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Are you ready for the fun?

Local Music, Local Food, Educational Presentations and Vendors, Face Painting, Story Time, Hayrides, Farm Tours, The Annual Parade of Cows, and the Evening Bonfire.

Saturday, Nov 5th from 1pm to 8pm.

Who is going to be here?

Stonybrook Millstone Watershed Flying Fish Beer
Jammin’ Crepes Birds and Bees Farm
Mecha Artisan Chocolates Madame Fromage & Marisa McClellan
Artist and Chemist Soapmakers Mercer Master Gardeners
Pinelands Folk Music and Basketry Emma Morrow’s Handspun Wool
Jake’s Oxen and Drayage Demo Sunnycrow Photography
Four Pups Organic Dog Treats Face Painting by Lawren
Mercer County 4-H Lori Lee, Children’s Author

Featuring music by Sparkle Pony.

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What a great way to say thank you for a good harvest and a great year! We hope you will come and join us!

 

 

Notes From The Vat

Sunny Salutations!
 
I’ll keep it brief as a thousand chummy chores await. Things are a happening! We are on the cusp of turning the ruins of an old aging room into a veritable Buttercup Brie fountain for the holidays. All that’s left is some sprucing up and in the cheese will go! Before and after pictures next week, I promise. This will mean we can soon push Toma production so I can make our washed rinds and Buttercup Brie available to more customers. Three cheers for progress!
 
Cheese Available:
Herdsman: Yes, Herdsman is back! Very limited  Mid June batch. Young but ready to savor flavors of barnyard, browned butter, and an aged cheddar-y sweetness about this batch. Raw Milk.
 
Buttercup Brie: Very LIMITED but we have it.
 
Lawrenceville Jack: Spring grass flavors with a hint of onion. Raw Milk.
 
Havilah: Toasty, browned butter, walnut and hazelnut flavors, to name a few. Savory notes but a caramel finish. Raw Milk.
 
Trilby: Getting to the last week or two of availability on this one. Snooze and you lose! Next batch wont be till November.Washed in Dad’s Hat local rye whiskey, then dressed in leaves (from the farm) soused in NJ apple brandy. Notes of beef stew, buttermilk and good ole washed rind funk
 
cheesemakers working

Look, it’s Vince thrilled to be hooping grass-milk Buttercup Brie

Looking forward to seeing you, as always!
Paul

1902 - Family purchased farm

1910 - Leased land to dairy farmer

1987 - Hamill Brothers inherit farm

2002 - Started as a family business

2003 - Started a beef herd, laying hens, and pigs

2004 - Added sheep and attained organic certification of pasture land

2005 - Added dairy herd and began making fresh cheeses like mozzarella

2006 - Built aging caves and began making aged cheeses

2012 - Grid Magazine’s Cheese of the Month (Nov – Full Nettle Jack); Finalist at the Good Food Awards (Toma)

2013 - Won 2 blue ribbons from the American Cheese Society(for Buttercup Brie and Lawrenceville Jack Reserve); Added second cheesemaker

2014 - Broke ground on additional aging space and began process of getting AWA certification for our chickens
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