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Grand Opening!

September 25th, 2014

It’s here!  Partially due several thefts we are opening what has always been our Christmas Shop, now remodeled, as our Farm Market!  Please come out for all of your fall fruits and vegetables as well as fall décor.  We will be opening of Saturday in the “New” facility and will be open 7 days a week from 11am to 7pm.  Please like and share with your friends!  We hope to see you there, and appreciate all of the honest folks out there who have been frequenting our self serve stand.

Thefts

September 25th, 2014

Well folks, it’s a bit disheartening to write this, but we are on theft number 3 in two weeks!  The stand in front of the farm has been open for self service for 3 years now, and we are now having problems.  If anyone saw the individual who hit, and more or less destroyed the box, on Tuesday or Thursday of last week, or again today we would appreciate any information.  Should you choose to contact the Plainsboro Police Department at 609-799-2333 instead, that would be appreciated.

It’s a Winter Wonderland!

December 15th, 2013

With the snow during the week and again yesterday, our fields are beautiful!  There’s a thin layer of snow and a smidge hanging in the trees this morning, making for some wonderful sights.  Come on out to get that perfect tree!  We do suggest wearing waterproof boots if you have them.  Our wagon rides will begin at the Cranbury Neck Rd U-Cut at 10am, and santa will be visiting from 11-3 today.  We apologize, but due to the weather, we had to take down the North Pole Tent, however the haybale maze, and pedal tractor areas are still available.  The U-Cut fields are open until 4:30 and the retail lot is open until 6pm.  We hope to see you there!

Our Martha Stewart Tree

December 3rd, 2013

Well… we did it again!  Martha’s team called, and we got them the perfect tree… back in October, for the December issue…

http://www.marthastewart.com/1042551/make-it-sparkle-make-it-your-own#1042548

and the photo credit is on the next page here: http://www.marthastewart.com/1042551/make-it-sparkle-make-it-your-own#1042550

We have helped them out in the past too… this from December 2011 http://thecraftsdept.marthastewart.com/2011/11/stars-in-the-december-issue.html

Candy Cane Hunt 2013

December 3rd, 2013

We had a wonderful turnout on a gorgeous day for our 2nd annual Candy Cane Hunt… peruse through the gallery and see the fun!

Retail/Pre-Cut Lot

November 30th, 2013

It’s a gorgeous day!  Come on out to find your perfect tree.  The retail lot has a wide assortment of our own freshly harvested trees (many from today), as well as Fraser Fir’s for 6-14’!  Species available from our own farm include: Douglas Fir, Canaan Fir, Blue Spruce, Concolor Fir & Norway Spruce.  For those in need of trimmings, we have garland and wreaths, as well as many ornaments in our gift shop.  We hope to see you there!

Fall is here!

September 15th, 2013

As Fall is approaching, our stand is still filled with produce!  We will slowly transition to the fall crops as they become available, and add pumpkins gourds and the like.  The stand is open on a self serve basis 24-7 at 118 Dey Rd (200yds east of intersection of Dey Rd & Scotts Corner Rd).  For those interested in Landscaping Trees, now is the time to plan your new landscape!  We are taking orders on a custom basis for Blue Spruce up to 7′, Norway Spruce to 8′, Douglas Fir up to 8′, White Pine to 10′, American Arborvitae ‘pyrimindalis’ to 7-9′, and Nigra Arborvitae 7-9’!  Please call or email for more information.

We did it again!

August 10th, 2013

Every year the New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers Association sets up a Christmas Tree contest at the New Jersey State Fair.  We won 1st place in the Table Top tree division with a beautiful 3′ Blue Spruce!

Brown Dog Produce CSA

April 20th, 2013

The greenhouse is in full swing!  The longest of the summer crops are doing well, that being everyone’s summer delight… our Heirloom Tomato’s!  I can’t wait for the first picks, to have one of my favorites… a juicy tomato sandwich.  For those who haven’t signed up yet, visit our website www.simonsonfarms.com to print out the CSA application.  We do still have slots available for 2013 on a first come first served basis!  Please let us know if you have any questions…

What is your favorite fruit/vegetable that you look forward to?

Planting season is under way!

April 20th, 2013

Christmas Tree planting is well under way.  Just think…. the first year of harvest for these trees will be 2020!!!  I say “first year” because we typically harvest from any given block of trees for 3-4 years as all the trees do not grow at the same rate, and do not fill in to become that “Perfect Tree” exactly the same. 

With a rainy evening last night, we will not be planting today, but instead we’ll be fertilizing the trees.  With only 1/4″ of rain, we’ll be back at planting tomorrow!