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Where’s the Beef?

It’s coming! We will be getting all cuts of beef in, including the steaks and ground beef you have all been patiently awaiting. Monday, July 9th, we will be picking up a cow from our butcher, Bringhurst Meats, located in Berlin, NJ. Bringhurst is the last family owned butcher in New Jersey, so they approach their job like it is a work of art instead of a (dis)assembly line.  We have to reserve dates far in advance at Bringhurst, because the animals we send are allowed to walk in on their own accord instead of being poked and prodded. This makes the process much less stressful for the animals and affords them the respect they deserve for providing us with nourishment.

 

 

While we no longer raise meat cattle at our farm, we still source our beef locally from River Bend Farm in Far Hills, NJ. River Bend provides us with registered Angus beef, which of of superior quality and tenderness. The cattle is also raised on pasture, which affords them a diet of primarily fresh grasses. To top it off, River Bend does not use any hormones, antibiotics, or steroids, and you can taste the difference!

 

In other news on our farm, our Garlic Peppercorn Jack is almost gone for the season! We are on the last wheel of this flavorful play on charcuterie, so be sure to stop by the store to grab a slice before it’s all gone! Don’t worry—even though this Jack is hitting the road, it will be back again next fall.

 

 

We are making way for our summertime flavor: Full Nettle Jack! It will be ready for purchase mid-July. We found a more local source for stinging nettles this year, too! Instead of having them shipped from Europe, North Slope Farm will be our new provider. North Slope is an organic farm located in Lambertville, NJ. We are grateful for the opportunity to support our neighbors and lower our carbon footprint!

 

One Last Warm Grilled Cheese

… Before The Winter Sets In.

Bring your friends & family over to Cherry Grove Farm this Saturday from 11-3 PM for a fun farmstead Lawrenceville Lunch with Chef Carmine.

 The cows are all in pastures around the picnic area so you can sit and enjoy your warm lunch with both of our dairy herds surrounding you and your family (sounds like a great family photo).

Come by to experience a local farmstead lunch!

Drop in our farm store to pick up coupons for the grilled cheeses, Italian sausage sandwich, and homemade tomato soup!

We Hope To See You All on Saturday!

Mr. Scruffy Approved

Who doesn’t Like A Warm Grilled Cheese On A Chilly Fall Day?

Cherry Grove Farm is happy to announce that we will have Chef Carmine Sacchitello at the farm this fall serving up some creative farmstead grilled cheeses. Taste the flavors of our raw milk cheese straight from the cave and see how the depth of flavor changes with the addition of a little heat.

Sit back and relax on our peaceful organic pastures with a warm toasty lunch made with our Local Farmstead Cheese & Village Bakery Bread!

Get a $1 Off By Telling Chef Carmine Mr. Scruffy Sent You.

Read more about the grilled cheeses and Carmine’s Tomato-Tarragon Soup Here, compliments of Princetoneats.org.


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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