Looks like we're in for a run of scorchers the next two weeks. Temperatures climbing into the high to mid nineties for quite a stretch with little or spotty rain forecast. Man those iced teas are gonna quench your thirst while relaxing on the patio. Don't forget your porch/patio containers and your garden beds. Chances are those plants are going to be mighty thirsty also.
Celebrate Mother's Day with Goffle Brook Farms. In the garden center you can select from stunning hanging baskets of Fuschia, Petunias, Ferns, Impatiens and more in a diverse selection of color, texture and foliage. Or perhaps a potted container for the porch or patio from a dazzling display of elegant and unique containers and floral selections
Gardening Promotes Healthy Living. Call it the “gardening glow”—working with plants provides serious stress relief and positive sensory stimulation, suggests an experiment done by NASA in 2016.
Victory Gardens, also called “war gardens” or “food gardens for defense” were gardens planted by ordinary citizens during World War I and World War II to provide some relief in the public food demands. As it is now as it was in World War II when the nation fell on hard times, this is the time we can help the nation and ourselves to persevere. With store shelves bare and nutritious foods in short supply, if there is any good to be found in these trying times, let one of them be the fact that we are now in the growing season.
When we first saw this facebook post on Stacie Cahn Greenhouse's Facebook page our jaw dropped. I thought to myself "Oh my gosh, this is exactly what Mom and Dad strived for when they started Goffle Brook Farms 51 years ago. A place where happiness flourishes, where their's growth and friendships made, a place where their is love, kindness and laughter in the air."
Our Super Sizzlin Summer Sale is heating up! Save on garden decor, pottery, containers and plants. We have merchandise in almost every department on sale!!! If you want to spruce up your porch, patio and/or beds on the cheap, the best time to buy plants, containers (potted or not) and garden decor is now. Again, these deals will remain while supplies last or through August 5th! So make sure to stop by and visit us soon!
The food you purchase at our farmers market is seasonal. It is fresh and delicious and reflects the truest flavors. By incorporating a local farmers market into your routine will help you to reconnect with the seasonal cycles of nature in our region.
Garlic stalks, commonly called “garlic scapes” are available in our farmer’s market. Perhaps you’ve seen them but weren’t familiar with what they are and their many uses. These thin, curly, vibrantly green stalks come into season in the late spring and early summer, and often are sold by the bunch. Garlic scapes are the stalks that grow from the bulbs of garlic plants.
Join us in celebrating pollinators! Monday, June 17 marks the beginning of Pollinator Week, a national celebration of the amazing invertebrates that are vital to the health of ecosystems and agriculture. It’s a perfect time to celebrate the birds, bugs and lizards that are so essential to the crops we grow, the flowers we smell, and the plants that produce the air we breathe.
New this year at Goffle Brook Farms is our Potting Shed wherein you can create your own stunning containers for the porch, patio, or garden with expert help and advice right at your fingertips. Choose your plants, select your potting mix and/or soil, don't forget the fertilizer, add a tad of mulch to help keep the growing medium moist and if you want to fancy it up you can choose a small unique piece of garden decor to liven it up.
Father’s Day is approaching and this is an excellent time to show the dads and father figures in your life how special they are to you. Whether you’re celebrating a dad, stepdad, grandfather or other father figure, make sure he knows how special he is and what he means to you. Spend the day at the Garden Center: We’re not just a store, we’re a destination for plant lovers everywhere. We’ll be open on Father’s Day and you’re welcome to bring your dad and spend as long as you like enjoying the fresh air, the stellar garden displays, and just being yourself…
This Homemade Herb Butter is a delicious way to add fresh flavor to almost any dish! Many of us already have our herbs planted now that the weather is superb and there are still those planting herbs yet and filling in spaces while its early in the growing season. The other day in my garden bed while applying mulch around the herbs in my raised beds I caught a whiff of rosemary and oregano from my young plants, and oh was it a delightful and enchanting whisper of things to come.
If you’re searching for gardening gift ideas for Mother’s Day, look no further! A mother who loves to garden would love any of these thoughtful gifts. From plants to planters, unique and stunning garden decor, helpful tools, and more, everyone is sure to find something for their mother at our garden center/farmer’s market.
Pots and planters are for more than just decoration – container gardening can be a great way to grow vegetables easily and successfully. Container gardening is also a great and educational way to interact with children, after all what child doesn’t like getting their hands dirty and learning at the same time?
There are plenty of useful and beneficial herbs you can grow in your garden. Herbs can be used in many ways, whether culinary, medically, or enjoyed in a cup of tea. Aside from the common uses of herbs, you can use certain herbs while they're growing in the ground. Some herbs can provide protection within your garden by repelling certain insects from attacking other important plants. Just placing your herbs near certain plants can be a great way to organically control pests while also providing yourself with fresh seasonings for many meals!
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. Our reopening this year is special, both within our hearts and with our many customers and friends as this marks our 50th Anniversary serving Bergen County.
One important aspect of gardening is understanding the differences between certain plants. One key distinction between plants includes their life cycle, which effects when you will have to replant. Understanding the differences of plants' life cycles will help you better understand the growing cycles of plants
The scent of lavender is one very prominent quality of it, but besides that, there are many other forgotten qualities of the plant. Being one of the easiest herbs to grow, lavender requires little in terms of pest control or fertilizer products and once it's established, rarely needs water. Its scent is very soothing and prominent, making it a great indoor plant just for the fresh scent it brings with it. Its essential oil is also an ingredient in many aromatherapy products, such as lotion, perfume, and candles.
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?
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.