Goffle Brook Farms – “a garden blog”
Decorating for the holidays is one of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit. For any last minute holiday decor needs, Goffle Brook Farms has plenty of decor you can add in around the home to add more holiday cheer. No matter what holiday style you are going for, we have plenty of varying decor perfect for all and any Christmas needs.
If you're looking for a beautiful potted plant for this Christmas season to have around the home, poinsettias are a perfect choice. These plants provide a beautiful mix of red and green, perfect for Christmas decor in any home. Along with their holiday appeal, they are also quite easy to tend to and will last for quite a bit of time. They make for a great gift around Christmas too for anyone who enjoys gardening!
Looking for a dense, lush, and green tree for Christmas? A fraser fir tree is a perfect candidate for all of those. This gorgeous looking tree serves for a classic Christmas look and is a perfect tree for decoration. While there are many choices to pick from when choosing a Christmas tree, a fraser fir is the best tree to choose for anyone looking for a large, visually appealing tree this Christmas.
The Woman’s Club of Ridgewood will be holding its Holiday House Tour on Thursday, November 30th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The tour, which is a charity event, will feature unique homes located in Ridgewood and the surrounding communities, dressed up for the winter holidays. The House Tour is the largest fundraiser hosted
Honey is a perfect way to sweeten up any dish you choose this Thanksgiving. Whether you choose to use it on the turkey, the stuffing, or the rolls, Goffle Brook Farms has all the honey you could possibly need for this Thanksgiving and any other cooking needs. The honey available at Goffle Brook Farms comes right out of New Jersey and is absolutely delicious. Spread it on your toast, drink it with your tea, or maybe try it with one of these irresistible honey treats?
Winter Squash Orzo Pasta is such a simple, delicious dish full of healthy goodness that is squash. The best part about winter squash orzo is that there are so many different types of different winter squash flavors for you to change this recipe to your liking. For this recipe we will be using butternut squash, but you can swap it out and adjust the spices for any other type of winter squash you want to try in this recipe.
With the autumn coming to a close, and the first frost approaching, you might want to salvage all of your herbs this winter. Thankfully, you can! One great option is to move your herbs indoors, however only a few herbs will be able to survive indoors.
Goffle Brook Farms is happy to announce that we are having a raffle open to local residents! The winner of the raffle will be chosen on October 25th, and on the 26th or 27th the prize will be awarded. The prize includes a $250 value exterior home autumn decor bundle
Autumn is a great time to decorate not only your home but the interior of your home. This year Goffle Brook Farms has plenty of great autumn decor in store. Along with that, Goffle Brook Farms is going to be teaching how to make pumpkin centerpieces and let you make your own at Goffle Brook Farms.
It's the time of the year to carve spooky pumpkins... Goffle Brook Farms has all sorts of shapes and sizes of pumpkins for this fall season. Pumpkins are not only great as a Halloween decoration, but you can cook many delicious recipes with pumpkin... here are just two we thought we would share for you pumpkin lovers!
Here's a delicious and quick recipe for miniature apple pie bites. You can make these in thirty minutes, These snacks not only look appetizing but are so simple to make. This recipe uses an apple pie spice which can be made easily at home with a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.
You might not think so, but autumn can actually be one of the most colorful seasons in some areas. Fall can be hospitable to a great amount of colorful plants. Depending on where you live, you will be able to plant lots of beautiful, vibrant plants in the fall months. So here is a big list of ten vibrant flowers you could add to your garden right now!
Even though it's fall Goffle Brook Farms is still taking advantage of this nice early fall weather, and has lots of great deals and lots of produce in stock... we have so many great fruits, vegetables, and flowers in store, with great deals to go with them
Fall is one of the best times to start planting cool season grasses in your lawn. Early autumn retains the warm soil temperatures from summer months, which is great for cool season grasses. Cool evenings paired with warm soil will let your grass germinate and establish quickly, making fall the best time of the year to grow cool season grasses.
Whether you decide to plant them now, or planted them in the spring, chrysanthemums are a great flower to keep in your garden through out the fall for it's beautiful and varying color schemes, or for it's many uses in foods and teas.
This week at Goffle Brook Farms for Thrifty Thursday, we are having a sale on corn. Corn will be available all day for just 39¢ per ear. Come stock up on some corn, and if you weren't convinced to stop in and stock up, here's a delicious looking recipe for making Mexican street style corn.
What better time of the year to visit your local farmers markets and help support local food producers than National Farmers Market Week? Farmers markets have a lot of history to be celebrated
At Goffle Brook Farms we encourage anyone interested in a wide range of produce, fruit, and herbs to come and check out what we have available this week. Right now is a great time to support farmers markets as well as enjoy some organically grown foods. We hope to see you all this week!
Corn fritters are a great as well as simple way to enjoy corn. If you can make pancakes, you can make these. However an even better way to enjoy corn fritters is by adding in some avocado. Adding avocado to your corn fritters will add an amazing smooth creaminess to the fritters and enhance the flavor even more, if you enjoy avocados.
If you're a big fan of cherry pie, using mason jars to hold the pie makes for a very quick and just as easy alternative for making delicious cherry pies! These treats are great for a small snack and are just as good as any cherry pie.
If your tomatoes are beginning to ripen in the garden, you've probably been thinking of how you're going to preserve all the tomatoes you get. While there are many ways to preserve tomatoes, here are our favorite ways to preserve them and ensure they're fresh for a long period of time and taste great!
One great way to enhance your garden this time of year is by adding in lots of containers full of summer annuals. Doing so can help revitalize summer landscapes by bringing your yard together with the addition of vibrant, easy to grow, and inexpensive annuals.
Here's a great recipe with many ways to enjoy the final dish. This salad goes great with tortilla chips, on bagels, or just eaten as it is. Not only that, but you probably already have most of the ingredients you need for this dish!
There are many flowers that can thrive in the mid summer months, so choosing just a few to plant can be tough. We've picked out four of our favorite perennials to share growing tips on. These flowers are all fairly easy to grow, especially around this time of the year. These vibrant and bright colored flowers are sure to bring nice colors into your garden and attract birds to your yard.
Starting a herb garden can be a great way to ensure the herbs you consume are fresh, and it can help save you money! But picking a few herb to start off with can be hard, because of how many unique flavors and different cultivars there are. We've picked out three favorite common herbal seasonings to provide growing insight for, so you can get your very own herb garden going.
One of the best ways to keep your perennial plants looking their best during the hot summer months is to prune your plants consistently. This is especially important to do at all times of the year regularly, but it is most important following a spring with a lot of rain, as your perennials will grow rapidly, sometimes doubling in size, depending on how much rain you get.
Father's Day is right around the corner and is a great way to show appreciation for your father, and Goffle Brook Farms has a wide variety of gifts in stock for any father who enjoys gardening. We carry a variety of lawn ornaments and garden decor
Hydrangeas have an interesting property that causes them to change color depending on the chemistry of the soil it's planted in. Here's what you'll need to know if you are trying to manipulate your hydrangeas colors.
Fresh herbs can take a dish from good to great. Imagine bruschetta without basil or salsa without cilantro. These fresh herbs add prominent flavors to these foods and they just wouldn’t be the same without them
We have your lawn covered! Bring us your questions, and bring us a sample of your soil to Goffle Brook Farms (425 Goffle Road, Ridgewood, NJ) on May 7th for a free soil test. We will be joined by Rich Inlay of Jonathan Green, lawn expert, and he will be here from 11am-2pm with lawn care tips, advice, and will also answer any lawn questions you have for him.
There’s nothing like some homegrown strawberries. They are a fairly simple fruit to grow, they don’t take too long to grow, and harvesting them and then tasting them makes it all worth it.
The winter of 2016 and 2017 was a “hydrangea flower killing winter” because of two things. First of all, it was mild, mild, mild for a long time. But then, after such warm weather it suddenly dropped below zero over one weekend in February.
Now that the weather is finally breaking and the days are filled with sun and the nights just a tad cool; hanging baskets are making their presence known with spectacular displays of colors, hues, textures and foliage. Hanging baskets, they’ve come a long way and aren’t just for hanging on the deck anymore.
Arugula is an aromatic, peppery-flavored salad green. Also known as rocket, roquette, rugula and rucola, it’s delightfully pungent leaves have been cultivated in the Mediterranean since time was recorded. Arugula is very low in calories and is high in vitamins A and C. A 1/2 cup serving is two calories. This is one of those great, simple greens to grow at home.
Regal geraniums, also known as Martha Washington geraniums are a plant bursting with very colorful blooms. They're simply great for any garden, and they're fairly simple to grow even with minimal gardening knowledge. These plants look spectacular when put in any containers, hanging baskets, or when planted in flower beds.
Spring is a great time for gardeners to catch up on their reading. There’s nothing as relaxing as laying back in a hammock, having a cup of lemonade, and reading an informative organic gardening book. And they make excellent Mother's Day Gifts.
Many a Mother is gifted with a beautiful pot of tulips to celebrate Easter. Her smile is priceless and the flowers gorgeous; but sadly, all good things must come to an end and after enjoying the flowers for a few weeks, you are left with a pot of dying leaves topped with wilted buds
As anyone who travels Goffle Road knows, it isn’t spring until Goffle Brook Farm in Ridgewood puts out its pansy display. That’s been the tradition since Richard and Dancy Osborne opened the place in 1968. On Friday, one week after a blizzard, Kurt Dorsey, plant manager and buyer, laid out the first flowery color riot of the season. “Pansies like it cold,” he said.
Gone are the days that four bags of fertilizer are purchased in the spring to JUST feed your lawn. Over the course of time we have learned that taking care of your soil is just as important, no more important, than feeding your plants. Okay I am going to get a bit technical here so stick with me. It has taken me years to sum up what I am about to share with you. So here goes:
Early spring color makes those last winter harrahs a bit more bearable. Find out what plants can add early spring color to your garden at Goffle Brook Farms. For many gardeners, annuals are a go-to solution for many garden needs. Annual flowers are a quick way to fill empty spots in flowerbeds, and early-blooming spring annuals make great additions to container gardens.
Perennial flowers and plants are often considered the backbones of the flower beds. Unlike the annuals we plant each year, herbaceous perennials die to the ground at the end of the growing seasons and then next spring they grow back from their same root systems.
Native vegetation evolved to live with the local climate, soil types, and animals. This long process brings us several gardening advantages. Native plants provide multiple benefits to people and wildlife, while contributing greatly to healthy soil and water in urban and rural areas. Native plants attract a variety of birds, butterflies, and other wildlife by providing diverse habitats and food sources.
With more and more families wanting to try growing their own vegetables it is more important than ever to have the best products and knowledge to help them do so with success. Here at Goffle brook farms we carry a wide verity of non GMO seeds, seed trays and seed starting soil. Pretty much everything you need to start your own vegetables seeds.
There are several ways to approach the acquisition of plants for your new or established garden. You can shop on the internet and see enhanced plant offerings, head over to one of those box stores and hope Bozo the Clown doesn’t offer you advice, don’t laugh, I’ve heard it happen.
We’re really proud of being a Master Nursery Garden Center. You’ve probably heard us mention it. But, you may not know what that really means and why it matters to you as our customer. Here are a few facts:
Hostas - a great perrenial for any garden in the shade. Hostas are great plants for adding texture to any garden and come in a variety of greens, blues, purples, and some variations will have white, yellow stripes. And with so many different sizes of hostas (over 2500!) there is sure to be a spot in your garden for this workhorse of a plant.
Ornamental grasses ask so little from gardeners and give back so much. They offer nearly four seasons of interest to our gardens and require hardly any maintenance. That is until it’s time for some spring cleaning in the garden. Most ornamental grasses are perennial performers, and after winter they need to shed their old foliage so they can start growing again.
When the crocuses bloom, spring is here. 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.
White tailed deer are beautiful animals, graceful and elegant when in motion however to the homeowner trying to grow a garden they can be destructive pests. How is a gardener to cope with these adversaries? A blend of deer-resistant plantings and repellants can help to maintain your garden. Deer-resistant planting is not an exact science. There are a few hard and fast rules because deer behavior and taste preferences vary from place to place, and even season to season.
Impatiens are one of the standby color selections for shady regions in the landscape. They are also under threat from a water mold disease that lives in soil, so check those shade annuals carefully before you purchase. There is a tough disease of impatiens (called downy mildew) that is species specific and will kill the plants.
Gardening in Dry Conditions. No one ever anticipates a drought but some years we go in to the season dryer than others. Here are some tips to help you garden in either a dryer location or during a drought as well as some drought tolerant plants to utilize in your garden designs.
Pollinators, such as most bees, some birds, bats, butterflies and other insects, play a crucial role in flowering plant reproduction and in the production of most fruits and vegetables. Examples of crops that are pollinated include apples, squash and almonds. Without the assistance of pollinators, most plants cannot produce fruits and seeds
Vegetable Gardening in Bergen County With more and more families wanting to try growing their own vegetables it is more important than ever to have the best products and knowledge to help them [...]
Orchid Care Stereotyped as being difficult plants that require the temperature and humidity extremes of a tropical rainforest. Although some orchids do need these conditions, most can be grown under normal household conditions. [...]