423 Goffle Road Ridgewood,NJ 07450 - (201) 652-7540
Goffle Brook Farms

About Goffle Brook Farms

Serving Bergen County for over 56 years, Goffle Brook Farm is managed by founders Richard and Dancy’s daughter, Donna Dorsey, along with their son-in-law Kurt Dorsey. The family traditions remain alive and well. Kurt and Donna have two boys, Clinton and Kyle and there’s reason to believe there might be a third generation running Goffle Brook Farm someday.

Vegetable Garden Plants

One of my best gardening memories is of planting vegetables again after waiting so long. And now that the weather and soil are warming up there’s a plethora of good eats to get in the ground, all the while basking in the sun’s warmth, working the soil with your hands, and getting dirt beneath your fingernails.

By |2024-05-17T12:49:40-04:00May 17th, 2024|Container Gardening, Vegetable Gardening|

Grow a Victory Garden

Victory gardens came into being during the era of World War 1 and 2. They were a means to boost morale and supplement food rationing, today these gardens today symbolize self-sufficiency and a return to basics of our daily lives. They are tailored in this day and age for both urban and sub-urban communities and homes and are a means by which we can cultivate our own fresh, healthy produce, reducing reliance on processed grocery store food.

Looking For A Stunning Mother’s Day Gift? Try Osteospermum Spider Purple

Spider Purple has dark purple flowers with an unusual petals shaped like spoons that profusely bloom from spring until fall, giving you long-lasting splashes of vibrant color in any garden. The petals on this zany osteospermum curl inward mid-petal, creating a spoon shape at the tips. An interesting character that is bound to draw attention.

By |2024-05-08T17:04:40-04:00May 6th, 2024|Container Gardening, Perennials|

Rosemary – salvia rosmarinus

If you are into herb gardening with culinary herbs, rosemary plant (Salvia rosmarinus) is an excellent choice for both the garden beds and for growing in containers. It is a fragrant herb that grows as a perennial with a rounded growth habit features slender, needle-like, grayish-green leaves on upright erect woody stem that put forth clusters of small, blue, lavender, or white flowers that appear in late spring thru early summer.

Basil Italian Large Leaf

If you are into herb gardening for culinary herbs, Italian Large Leaf Basil is a must have basil plant. This culinary herb is a sweeter pesto type basil with high yields in the garden. A large variety with medium-dark green leaves, this basil is bigger than most others found in the basil family. Very aromatic and as popular with bees and butterflies as it is with chefs, this is one of our most favorite basil plants. When compared to Genovese the flavor and scent are sweeter and less clove like.

By |2024-05-05T10:41:25-04:00April 25th, 2024|Container Gardening, Herbs, Perennials, Seasonal Color|

Growing Everbearing Strawberries

The everbearing strawberry plant is perfect for strawberry lovers—it bears fruit two to three times per year, giving you plenty of strawberries for recipes like strawberry smoothies and strawberry shortcake. Suitable for gardens and farms in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 through 10, everbearing strawberries are perennials that do well in dappled to full sun.

By |2024-04-19T13:25:35-04:00April 19th, 2024|Container Gardening, Perennials, Plant Care, Recipes|

News 12 Live at Goffle Brook Farms

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 browsing the 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 below for more spring tips:

Frost Hardy Annuals

Focus on frost hardy annuals. Some of these annuals that can withstand 20 degrees or so, including pansies, snapdragons, dianthus, alyssum, dusty miller and osteospermum. Keep in mind that flowers may be a bit ragged after such cold but the plants should make it through ok. Annuals able to tolerate a light frost include varieties of petunia, nicotiana, calendula, Victoria sage, and verbena canadensis.

By |2024-02-20T08:45:19-05:00February 15th, 2024|Container Gardening, Plant Care, Seasonal Color|

Ornamentals & Flower Seed Sowing Dates

Get ahead on your gardening by starting ornamental and flower seeds indoors and producing your own transplants. With a little planning, a few supplies and tools, plus some know-how, you’ll be on your way to seed starting success. Plant these flower seeds indoors, under lights, six to eight weeks before transplanting into the garden.

Let’s Do Christmas

If you’re looking for some creative decorating ideas to set the holiday mood this Christmas season you’ve come to the right place! With a little bit of imagination, you can create a beautiful and festive holiday display with greens and the do-it-yourself materials available at the garden center. So get inspired, and have fun decorating your home this Christmas!

By |2023-12-15T18:36:40-05:00December 11th, 2023|Christmas|

Kiln Dried Firewood

We have plenty of kiln dried firewood for sale this winter – for more information, call us at 201-755-7959 or e-mail us at info@gofflebrookfarms.com. One of the advantages of kiln dried firewood are that the wood is bug free, clean, and the moisture in the wood is always going to be low.

By |2023-12-27T11:07:53-05:00December 1st, 2023|Hard Goods, The Farmers Market|

Poinsettias and Plant Care Tips

Since Holiday Season Poinsettias come all different sizes and pots, they make ideal accents for gift giving. Imagine Christmas morning when that special someone comes down for their morning cup of coffee and espies upon the counter beside the coffeemaker a lavishly wrapped gift complemented by a stunning poinsettia with draping bows and a snippet or two of garland with some frosted pine cones and greenery. Priceless!

By |2023-11-19T17:49:13-05:00November 19th, 2023|Christmas, Plant Care, Seasonal Color|

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Santa Is Bringing His Holiday Magic to Goffle Brook Farms again this holiday season. Jolly Ole Saint Nick will be here listening to your wish lists and offering tidings of comfort and joy to one and all. Nov 30th - Dec 2nd & 3rd

By |2023-11-18T16:41:02-05:00November 18th, 2023|Christmas|

Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash

This Roasted Butternut Squash recipe makes for a dish that’s worthy of any occasion, whether as a side for a holiday feast or celebration with someone you love. Butternut squash roasted with maple syrup and cinnamon until caramelized and tender, then tossed with fresh rosemary, so elegant a cuisine and easy to prepare.

By |2023-10-11T12:41:56-04:00October 11th, 2023|Recipes, The Farmers Market|