Ave. Cranford (Next to Union County College) (908) 276-1290
Hours: 8:30 AM - 6 PM March 15- December 24
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Things have changed a great deal since we first started working the land here in Cranford. Four generations of Dreyers have been working the land since 1905, and we find ourselves the last operating produce farm left in Union County. In July we celebrated our 95th anniversary and now we are looking towards our 100th in 2005. Gustav Dreyer founded our farm when he emigrated from Germany at the turn of the century. "I would never have believed that someday we would have been the last", Henrietta Dreyer (Gustav's daughter-in-law) say's. Henrietta is still active at the farm stand and vegetable market.
Henrietta's sons, John and Henry, now manage the operation and still grow many vegetables in Westfield and neighboring towns. We have expanded our growing skills into other areas as well, to adjust for changes in the produce market. We have expanded our nursery area and grow many different annuals, perennials, and other bedding plants. As you would expect, we raise a wide range of vegetable plants for home gardens, We have a good selection of hot pepper and heirloom tomato varieties, as well as standard common varieties. Our herb selection is excellent and we grow a fine selection of specialty annuals.
We have also been working with a wide range of shrubs and trees for landscaping needs. Roses, vines, and fruit trees all add to an excellent selection to choose from. To serve you also in the fall, we grow fall perennials, mums, and have an beautiful selection of gourds, pumpkins, and other decorating items. We end our year with some of the best Christmas trees found in Union County. Our hand decorated wreath and grave pieces are high quality, fresh, and tasteful.
We have great plans for the future and hope you visit us to experience them. Henrietta's granddaughter, Jessica, recently graduated from the Univ. of Massachusetts with a bachelor's degree in horticulture and is using it well at the market. We thank you for helping us be able to continue into the new millennium working the land we have cared for in the past. For any of your gardening needs, please come visit us.
On Feb.5, 2001, Henrietta received the Distinguished Service award for agriculture from the New Jersey Dept. of Agriculture. Please click here to learn more.
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