Autumn at the Garden Center
“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting,
and autumn a mosaic of them all.”
Here we are in the middle of September with Autumn just days away. Many of the summer perennials are done blooming for the year and some of the annuals are fading with the cooler and shorter days. Fret not. Switch out your summer annuals for mums, ornamental peppers, fall perennials, and pansies. These plants are just as full and vibrant as their summer counterparts, but unlike the warm-weather flowers, they thrive in cooler temperatures.
Multi-color pansies and small perennials like heuchera will keep your garden looking lush and beautiful through the autumn months – and let’s not forget to plant those spring bulbs while you’re planting your fall favorites! When Spring once again comes around, you’ll be glad you did! Another great option for fall plantings are cold hardy vegetables. Once summer is over, you can still plant and harvest garden fresh kale, cabbage, swiss chard, and more to extend your supply of healthy, garden-grown greens. Who doesn’t love fresh veggies in their salad or a tasty autumn stew?
You can also plant cold hardy herbs during the fall, such as mint, lavender, thyme, and sage. These herbs will not only add color and fullness to your garden, but they can be harvested for seasoning fall dishes, tea, baked goods, and even hanging around your home for some DIY aromatherapy.
Finally, if you are looking for rich, vibrant color, pick up a few pumpkins, seasonal corn stalks, or yellow hay bales. These fall favorites are a sure way to add beauty and variety to your garden, patio, front porch, and other outdoor spaces. You can also pick up a carving kit or two and turn your pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns with the kids- or just with a friend! No one said adults can’t spend an afternoon carving pumpkins.
Finally, in our Farmers Market, the petting zoo is once again open for children of all ages. There are many benefits to your child or your children when you take them to a petting zoo for the first time. A zoo of this kind can have a variety of different animals that are usually hand raised and very gentle. In a petting zoo, you may find baby animals like goats, chickens, burros, lambs, and often-small baby calves as well. Touching an animal is new and exciting to a child and you can watch as your child finds his or her favorite animal.
Our Petting Zoo is designed for small children and pre-teens to have a wonderful experience especially if your child lives in a city situation. The petting zoos give the parents the opportunity to expose their children to the animals and let the children have fun. The children can pet all the animals and feed the animals by hand as well. To a small child who has never seen these creatures before this is fun, new and exciting all at the same time.
One animal in particular at the petting zoo will fascinate your child. Touching the animals at the petting zoo is a benefit to your child as well. The animals have a different texture to their hair and skin. The different textures will be a new experience to your child. You child will also gain knowledge of the different kinds of animals at the petting zoo. One of the other benefits to your child is the zoo allows your child to hear the different sounds around him or her. The animals make quite different sounds. This will be unlike anything he or she has ever experienced.
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
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.
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.