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News 12 Live at Goffle Brook

In our last post we said “JUST FOLLOW THE GOFFLE BOOK ROAD”. News 12 of New Jersey did just that on March 20th and spent the entire morning broadcasting live from our garden center and farmer’s market. News 12’s Lauren Due visited Goffle Brook Farm and Garden Center in Ridgewood to get spring ready. Watch as she browses the garden center with Donna for more spring gardening tips and insights.

Family Owned and Operated For 56 Years

Goffle Brook Farms, founded by Richard and Dancy Osborne, was first opened on May 1st, 1968, and for the 56th straight year locals know spring has sprung when the pansies start to appear at Goffle Brook Farm. Many people drive by the desolate store looking for some sign of life, knowing that soon the lights will once again be on, the “closed for the winter sign” gone, and the store bursting with flowers. This is how life at “The Farm” begins.

Goffle Brook Farms has developed into a full-service garden center offering a quality selection of shrubs, annuals, perennials, roses, vegetables, bulbs, herbs, houseplants, tropicals, pottery, soil, mulches, and lawn care products, and a diverse and unique selection of garden decor, complete with our own “potting shed” for classes and events throughout the garden seasons.

Goffle Brook Farms, founded by Richard and Dancy Osborne, was first opened on May 1st, 1968, and for the 54th straight year locals know spring has sprung when the pansies start to appear at Goffle Brook Farm

As a family-owned business, the experience at Goffle Brook Farm is much different than what you might expect from a larger chain store such as Lowe’s or Home Depot. We take pride in the fact that we have maintained the old-fashioned quality and service that was present decades ago. Spring fills Goffle Brook Farm’s Garden Center with brilliant colors, fresh fragrances, and tons of activity. We tend to believe that everyone can have a green thumb. (Yes, even you!) We’re here to help you find the right plants for your landscape and garden beds as well as your porch/patio containers and give you the confidence you need to be successful in your gardening endeavors.

Spring Garden Prep: What You Need To Do To Get Ready To Grow.

It’s the middle of February and in a few short weeks it will be the beginning of spring, and in most areas, people are preparing their gardens for spring planting. There are plenty of seeds that you can start indoors in February, and even a few that you can direct-sow outdoors. Most seeds require about a 6-8 week growing period before they’re ready to be transplanted, which means the bulk of your indoor seeding should begin in Mid February,

To help you out we’ve put together this carousel of how-tos, timely tips, vegetable and flower seed starting dates and more…

Livingston Vegetable and Flower Seeds Available at Goffle Brook Farms

Available at Goffle Brook Farms

The best part of gardening from seeds is the amazing ability to teach children the growth and life of a plant. With their sweet tiny hands, children can place the seeds directly into the soil and then watch as a little seed grows into a sprout and eventually turns into a beautiful plant. When you start seeds inside, children can watch and observe daily the changes that the plants are making. They can see the difference between a pepper sprout and a tomato sprout and the beauty of what they learn is worth all the extra effort to start a garden from seeds.

Botanical Interest Vegetable and Flower Seeds Available at Goffle Brook Farms

Browse Our Easter Flowers and Decor

Goffle Brook Farms celebrates the start of the spring season with a beautiful assortment of Easter flowers. We sell breathtaking lilies, tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils that are sure to brighten up anyone’s day! In addition to our individual plants, we have pre-made Easter flower arrangements and baskets that serve as an easy decorating piece. During your Easter flower shopping, be sure to browse the store for all that’s new this season!

Goffle Brook Farms celebrates the start of the spring season with a beautiful assortment of Easter flowers. We sell breathtaking lilies, tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils that are sure to brighten up anyone’s day!

Gift Shop / Farmer’s Market / Lawn and Garden Hard Goods

Browse our plant displays and open-air Potting Shed for indoor and outdoor décor, garden accessories, seasonal color plants, containers for the porch, patio, and deck, garden soils, fertilizers, soil amendments and our Jonathan Green Lawn Care Product line.

Accents | Decor for Your Home & Garden

Every year we add new and interesting pieces to our Gift Shop selections to complement the popular items that return year after year. Our unique selections of garden decor have put a smile on many faces, and we have a diverse selection of unique containers for the porch/patio or deck areas. Add personality to your container creations or garden beds with our mini-décor items such as garden gnomes, wildlife and just cool little touches. Creating a mini-garden is fun and educational for kids of all ages! New mini accents arrive throughout the season. The possibilities are endless. Shop in a beautiful display of garden perennials, natives, annuals, herbs, fruits, vegetables, roses, groundcovers, trees, shrubs, seeds, bulbs, containers, and supplies.

The Farmer’s Market

Locally grown fresh fruit, vegetables and produce available during the growing season. McCrum’s Fresh Baked Pies | Frank’s Honey | Sweet Jersey Corn | Jersey Tomatoes and more. Fresh Local Produce available as per seasonal availability.

When the pansies align Goffle Brook Road, spring has sprung. Gardeners know this in their hearts, even though the calendar may say otherwise. There is something about this beguiling springtime flower that sets the emotions astir and reassures those who have been waiting through the long winter that the new season has arrived.

Lawn Care

Jonathan Green Lawn Care at Goffle Brook Farms

Introducing Jonathan Green’s The New American Lawn Plan for all homeowners with lawns. The New American Lawn is a cutting-edge lawn care program that not only feeds the lawn, like every program on the market today, but, unlike all others, FEEDS THE SOIL! That’s right, the soil.

Healthy soil is the foundation for all great lawns. Your soil must be free of compaction, possess healthy microbial populations, and have the correct pH or your “great lawn” journey will not happen. Think about it. Would you plant your annuals and perennials in a poor quality potting soil? Of course not. So why not ensure that your grass is growing in quality soil, too? The New American Lawn Primer Video makes this happen!

Perennial Hydrangea at Goffle Brook Farms in RIdgewood NJ


“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.”
Lady Bird Johnson ”

Perennials are plants that live longer than two years. Perennials may go to seed every year and may even die back to the ground at times, but their root systems are alive and they will grow again when conditions are right.

Herb Gardening in Bergen County - goffle brook farms


“How could such sweet and wholesome hours be reckoned but with herbs and flowers?”

With spring on the way, you might consider growing all you need to make your cooking sing in your own garden or backyard. Herbs don’t need much space and you don’t need to be a green-fingered wizard, either.

spring has sprung at goffle brook farms


“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” — Rainer Maria Rilke”

A collage of seasonal color awaits at Goffle Brook Farms this year. With annuals and early season cool crops to plant, soils and amendments for container gardening and gardening tools and decor.

Why Shop at Goffle Brook Farms

  • Courteous, knowledgeable and professional staff
  • Locally Grown Fresh Seasonal Produce
  • Quality Perennials – Annuals – Herbs and Garden Plants
  • Full-scale Garden Center on Premises
  • Conveniently located in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • Open 7 days a week from March 15th through Christmas Eve
  • Family owned and operated since May 1st, 1968
  • Serving Bergen County for over FIFTY years

What Our Customer’s Say

This is such a great place. Goffle Brook Farm & Garden Center has friendly and helpful staff that seem to really appreciate your business. They have a great selection of plants, flowers, gardening supplies, great FRESH local produce and I am sure tons of stuff I have yet to discover. The staff is very knowledgeable and always takes the time to walk me through any garden problem or question I have.
I’ve been going to Goffle Brook Farm & Garden Center regularly for the past year since my family moved to the area and every time I go I leave happy. What more can you ask for?

They will have my loyal business. I think they deserve your business too.

Joe N., Landscaper

Really cute garden center. My boyfriend and I stopped by to get some pumpkins. They had a great variety of both small and large pumpkins. They also have a small petting zoo with goats, sheep, and a pig. They have a small variety of produce for purchase inside. We wound up sampling cider they were selling and bought that as well as it was delicious. We may go back to get more. Employees were very helpful and friendly.

Highly recommend this garden center.

Jessica, Gardener

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