Tour de Farm Sussex County
Saturday, September 4, 2021

Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in the Tour de Farm New Jersey!!  

 

The Tour de Farm Sussex County, on Saturday, September 4, 2021, is one of two 2020 bicycling tours which will help promote our NJ Farmers and their Farms. 

 

The Sussex County Cycling Tour starts and ends at:

 

Lusscroft Farm

50 Neilson Road

Wantage, NJ 07461

 

We will be offering 3 different rides at the Tour de Farm Sussex County (routes & lengths subject to change)

Shortest  = 15-25 miles

Medium   = 25-35 miles

Longest   = 55-75 miles

Ride distances are mainly determined by which farms are participating.

 

A cycling ticket includes: A locally-sourced BREAKFAST, a TDF t-shirt (for the first 250 registrants), participant wristband, small tastings along the cycling route, water along the cycling route, bathrooms at each farm, free day-of parking at the start/finish, route signage marking every turn, cue sheets, SAG wagon support AND LUNCH.

A driver in car ticket includes: A locally-sourced BREAKFAST, a TDF t-shirt (for the first 250 registrants), participant wristband, small tastings along the driving route, water at each farm, bathrooms at each farm, free day-of parking at the start/finish, cue sheets, AND LUNCH.

A Meal for Amiel

Routes subject to change. We will hand out turn-by-turn directions on the day of.

Schedule & Routes

Please print out and bring your signed waiver, ticket, and photo ID with you for check-in. 

This is a Rain or Shine event - no refunds. We ask that you bring cash to purchase farm products which will be brought back to the tour start by 1pm. 

Longest Tour: Breakfast and leave between 7:00-7:30am

Medium Tour: Breakfast and leave between 8:00-8:30am

Shortest Tour: Breakfast and leave between 8:30-9:00am

Lunch served between 12-2pm

The tour closes at 2pm. There will be no Sag Wagon service after 2pm.

The lunch closes at 2pm. There will be no lunches served after 2pm.

SHORTEST

MEDIUM

LONGEST

Breakfast

 

This breakfast is included as part of the Tour de Farm Sussex County registration price.

 

to be determined

 

Lunch

This lunch is now included as part of the Tour de Farm Sussex County registration price. Menu subject to change.

 

To be determined

 

The Farms

Hidden Pastures

Hidden Pastures is home to a herd of treasured fiber livestock. We provide, alpaca, angora, cashmere, llama, mohair, Teeswater and yak in a variety of forms for fiber arts and crafts. We also offer fiber tools and equipment from Ashfor to help with your creations. If finished, natural fiber products are what you're looking for then the shop abounds with cozy socks, comfy hats, toasty mittens, gloves and more! Hidden Pastures has a small core of fiber artists processing, dyeing, spinning, knitting, crocheting, weaving and felting. Meet our core team on the about us page.

Hidden Pastures

VanderGroef Family Farms

VanderGroef Family Farms was founded by Jeff Van der Groef Sr., in 1986. It all started out as 7 cows, and now has grown to 100 head milking with another 100 plus replacements. The milking herd now has a Rolling Herd Average of 25,000 lbs.

VanderGroef Family Farms

Windy Flats Farm

Welcome to The Farm at Windy Flats! We are a third and fourth generation family farm located in beautiful Northern New Jersey! Together with our four children, we are carrying on the farming tradition in the Skylands region of Sussex County. Our farm is situated on the flat in the picturesque Sunrise Mountain Valley, just minutes from the Appalachian Trail.



Farming has run in our family on both sides as far back as we can remember. Willie’s family farmed in the Netherlands until they immigrated here in the 1950's. Holly also comes from a local farming family.



As a family, we place great importance on conserving the natural resources found on our farm and we take pride in producing quality beef and dairy products. All of our animals--both beef and dairy--are fed a natural diet consisting of crops we grow ourselves. Additionally, we are involved in many state and community boards involving agricultural protection and growth as well as our local school and church communities.



Both our lives-- and the products we produce--represent the things we believe in: faith, family, quality, and conservation. That being said, we are proud to offer what we believe to be some of the highest quality beef and dairy produced on our small family farm where we call rural New Jersey home. Come and see for yourself, from our family to yours.

Windy Flats Farm

Hillcrest Orchard & Dairy Featuring Jersey Girl Cheese

Hillcrest Orchard and Dairy has been known for about 12 years for our U-pick apple orchard, freshly pressed apple cider, and fluffy apple cider doughnuts.



Fall 2018, we set up a small-batch cheese facility to use the milk from our Jersey Cows already being produced on the farm. Jersey Cows are known for the richness of their milk which works very well for the Italian-style fresh and aged cheese we are making.



Our fresh mozzarella and ricotta are not what many people are used to tasting if compared to store bought cheese. We are making it the old fashioned artisanal way as they do in Southern Italy. As we begin to produce more, we will build an ageing cave for our provolone style formaggio.



You can visit our farm store on the weekends year-round and look out for us at local farmers markets.

Hillcrest Orchard & Dairy Featuring Jersey Girl Cheese

Wykertown Farm

Family owned and operated, Willow Brook Farm has been growing and harvesting Christmas Trees for more than 50 years. We have always planted a large family garden, often literally preparing meals directly from the garden to the table. Like many of our friends and neighbors, we enjoy the healthy benefits of fresh produce – and the fresher, the better! With that in mind, we are now expanding farm production to include fruits and garden vegetables. We will also offer customers the opportunity to purchase shares of the farm harvest throughout the growing season. So, why not come and join our new CSA family?

Wykertown Farm

Beemerville Orchard

Family owned since 1976. Our farm stand opens in mid-July with fresh picked peaches from our farm. In late summer and fall as our many varieties of apples mature, we pick and sell them in our farm stand. We also offer "U-Pick Apples'. In late September we begin to press apples for our wonderful "homemade cider". We also offer pumpkins and a variety of other fruits and vegetables

Beemerville Orchard

Mosefund Farm

Situated along the Stokes State Forest and the Appalachian Trail, only one hour from New York City, and ten minutes from the State Fairgrounds in Sussex County, New Jersey, Mosefund Farm offers serene panoramas to the southeast, grass pastures and well-maintained private trail system that connects with the 40 miles of trails of the Stokes Forest. Mosefund Farm is a graciously appointed equestrian facility in Northwest New Jersey, offering full board and high quality riding instruction.

Mosefund Farm

Churutabis Farm

Churutabis Farm is located in the North Western part of New Jersey; about 30 minutes drive from both the Pennsylvania and New York State borders. Here we raise chickens, broilers, ducks, rabbits, guinea fowl and turkeys. We follow a philosophy whereby we do not feed our animals any antibiotics or growth hormones. We use natural "ingredients" on the farm and use local feed, food and products when possible. We believe in humane treatment of animals and that our animals should live as close to the way nature intended as possible. We do not apply pesticides, herbicides or insecticides on the fields where our animals live.

Churutabis Farm

Top of the Mountain Honey Bee Farm

John & Donna Coco began beekeeping in 2010. They love to “talk bees” and educate people on the benefits of local, raw honey and the importance of honey bees in the global food chain. In addition to their wildflower, buckwheat and locust honey, they also offer flavor-infused honeys, pollen, balms, soap, face masks, maple syrup and eggs.



Farm inhabitants include chickens and ducks as well as a variety of turkeys, peacocks, and goats. Of course, no visit to the farm would be complete without meeting “Strawberry”, their very personable donkey, although “Jack,” their infamous goat, always tries to steal the limelight.



A few acres of clover and wildflowers provide three seasons of forage for honey bees and other pollinators. A border of wild raspberries flanking the road down to the pond provides a sweet treat for summer visitors and resident birds, squirrels, and small animals. An orchard planted in 2016 should start to bear fruit within the next season or two. The Coco’s don’t let any grass grow under their feet. These transplanted “city folk” always have a project or two in the works. Stop by the farm and find out what they’re up to next!

Top of the Mountain Honey Bee Farm

Daisy Fields Farm

We are a small family farm in Branchville NJ, run by a husband and wife team valuing locally produced quality food. Visit us for eggs and seasonal vegetables, fruit, garlic, and herbs. We are working overtime to make our farm viable, so may not always be around when you stop by - but we love meeting our customers and introducing our farm and animals to your family. We look forward to becoming a valuable source for your local eggs and produce. As our farm matures, our long term plans include adding more seasonal produce, artisan bread, cheese, and lavender. You can help us grow by stopping by to see what we have that you might enjoy! Our family, and our chickens, thank you!

Daisy Fields Farm

Routes and farms may change due to unforeseen circumstances