Cherry Grove Farm Receives 2019 Best of Lawrence Township Award
Lawrence Township Award Program Honors the Achievement
LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP December 16, 2019 — Cherry Grove Farm has been selected for the 2019 Best of Lawrence Township Award in the Farms category by the Lawrence Township Award Program.
Each year, the Lawrence Township Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Lawrence Township area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2019 Lawrence Township Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Lawrence Township Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Lawrence Township Award Program
The Lawrence Township Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Lawrence Township area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Lawrence Township Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: Lawrence Township Award Program
Happy Holiday Season Quesophiles!
‘Tis the season of giving and for cheese, and for that reason we have a gift for you!
From now through January 1st, you can get our Havilah, a Good Food awards finalist, at a holiday gift price, because it is the season to celebrate with cheese! We want you to enjoy our flagship cheese, made in summer when the cows are grazing fresh, green grasses, on all your holiday cheese boards.
Melt Havilah into your turkey day mashed potatoes, wrap a wedge and stuff it in the stocking of the curd nerd in your life, grate it up and mix it into your Hanukkah latkes, or bring it to your holiday celebrations this season. Havilah pairs well with ports, passitos, and iceweins, with malty beers, and bourbon or whisky in those dark days of winter by a cozy fire.
What is in the store and at markets?
The new batch of our Toma is dense and rich, with a flavorful rustic rind. These wheels have layers of flavors, with notes of creme fraiche, fresh yogurt, sweet vanilla, and undertones of toasted almond, grass, and mild earthy hints, bordering on mushroomy. With a little more acidity, this batch is a unique departure from a more traditional Toma flavor profile that will work well for both cooking and serving in cheese plates. RAW milk. On sale from now to January first.
Our raw milk Rarebird wheels are fudgy-creamy in texture, with a sweet custardy aroma and flavor. Always deliciously palate-coating, we taste hints of fresh bread and sweet cream with some of the same sweet fall fruit notes of the last batch, and notes of anise and brown butter to boot! Rarebird is always a great addition to a cheeseboard. RAW milk.
Just in time for the holidays, this American Cheese Society Blue Ribbon winner is back. And what is a holiday cheeseboard without brie? Rich and silky with earthy mushroom and butter flavors. Pairs well with caramelized nuts and dried fruits. PASTEURIZED milk.
We have a range of summer and fall batches from 2018, ranging from 14 to 16 months aged.
And did you hear our news? Havilah and our Havilah Reserve are finalists in the Good Food awards! The Good Food Awards not only judge taste, but take into account sustainability so this is an honor for our farm, especially since we were competing against some much bigger operations!
These wheels are dense and velvety, and the layers of flavors keep coming once you take a bite. You will experience notes of braised carrots and asparagus, caramelized onion, slow cooked pork, and earthy mushrooms. There are tiny hints of garlic & onion, as well as a herbaceous undertone. These batches also boast a wonderful level of crystallization, so they really pop. RAW milk. On sale from now to January first.
What is in the store only?
You can still find our Lawrenceville Jack and ACS Blue Ribbon winning Jack Reserve in our cases. Also on hand is some Herdsman and Harvest Tomme, some superbly ripe Trilby and a limited amount of Abruzze Jawn.
Planning for your holidays? Look for one final batch of Abruzze Jawn and Trilby in mid-December.
We are also selling beautiful oil-finished walnut cheese boards handmade from reclaimed wood about 50 minutes from our farm.
Ask our store and cheesemaking staff for suggestions for your holiday cheeses and pairings!
Our next public farm tour will be on October 12th at 3pm and 6pm. Adults are $10 each and children under 12 are free. Any card carrying member of a local library can tour for free in October!
Come walk the farm and learn about sustainable agriculture and local watershed issues… while listening to birds and the sounds of tall grass whooshing underfoot.
We may encounter mud, insects, pollen and other acts of nature. Dress appropriately with boots, long pants and longer sleeves. Bring your camera!
Tickets can be bought in advance online. Card carrying library people can drop in for the fun.
When the grasses and native forage starts to go to seed and the pastures are tall, large numbers of starlings and sparrows gather in the trees and feed on the tiny seeds. In late afternoon we get swooping, twisting murmurations near the tree lines. Our farm feeds many local critters beyond the two-legged ones who shop at our farm store.