Vegetable Gardening in Bergen County – Goffle Brook Farms

Donna Dorsey - Gardener - Goffle Brook Farms

Home gardens take on many forms, from a few plants in containers to large garden plots in the backyard. Beyond the reward of homegrown produce, gardens provide health, environmental and enjoyment advantages for the gardener. The benefits of a home garden make the physical exertion and costs of gardening worth the effort.

Vegetable Gardening in Bergen County - Goffle Brook FarmsGrowing your own vegetable garden can do more than provide tasty produce—gardening can improve health, save money and even boost mood. Community gardens, backyard plots, and even window boxes are gaining in popularity, and tomatoes are among the first seeds new gardeners plant. Whole generations of Americans have never eaten homegrown tomatoes—never experienced the beefy taste, the grassy aroma, the juiciness, and the silken texture of tomatoes right off the vine.

Watching a seed blossom under your care to become food on your and your family’s plates is gratifying. Growing your own food is one of the most purposeful and important things a human can do—it’s work that directly helps you thrive, nourish your family, and maintain your health. Caring for your plants and waiting as they blossom and “fruit” before your eyes is an amazing sense of accomplishment!

Backyard gardening helps the planet in many ways. If you grow your food organically, without pesticides and herbicides, you’ll spare the earth the burden of unnecessary air and water pollution, for example. You’ll also reduce the use of fossil fuels and the resulting pollution that comes from the transport of fresh produce from all over the world.any garden.

The Vegetables of Goffle Brook Farms

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”

~Margaret Atwood

“However many years she lived, Mary always felt that ‘she should never forget that first morning when her garden began to grow’.”

Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

It was such a pleasure to sink one’s hands into the warm earth, to feel at one’s fingertips the possibilities of the new season.

Kate Morton, unknown

This cabbage, these carrots, these potatoes, these onions … will soon become me.  Such a tasty fact!

Mike Garofalo, Gardener/Author

And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.

Jonathan Swift, Gullivers Travels

The first gatherings of the garden in May of salads, radishes and herbs made me feel like a mother about her baby – how could anything so beautiful be mine.  And this emotion of wonder filled me for each vegetable as it was gathered every year.  There is nothing that is comparable to it, as satisfactory or as thrilling, as gathering the vegetables one has grown.

Alice B. Toklas, Author/Gardener

BeefMaster Tomato - Goffle Brook Farms

Bell Pepper - Goffle Brook Farms

Bell Pepper

Green Peppers - Goffle Brook Farms

Green Peppers

Red Hot Peppers - Goffle Brook Farms

Red Hot Peppers

Brussel Sprouts - Goffle Brook Farms

Brussel Sprouts

Jalepeno Peppers - Goffle Brook Farms

Jalepeno Peppers

Tomato Plants - Goffle Brook Farms

Tomato Plant

Cucumber Plants Grows In The Soil

Cucumber Plants

Onions in Bergen County - Goffle Brook Farms

Onions

Watermelons - Goffle Brook Farms

Watermelons

Early Tomato - Goffle Brook Farms

Early Tomato

Radishes in Bergen County - Goffle Brook Farms

Radishes

Zuchini - Goffle Brook Farms

Zuchini

Vegetable Gardening Tips and Care

Vertical Vegetable Gardening - Goffle Brook Farms

Why Shop at Goffle Brook Farms

      • Courteous, knowledgable 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 almost 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.

Jessica, Gardener

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

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