Ever since 2004, Earth Friendly Organic Farm has been Mike Diehl and Roz Ressner’s small oasis in Millstone Township. Situated on 8+ acres at 17 Olde Noah Hunt Road, it is a popular u-pick stop from June through August for blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. All you have to do is show up and Roz and Mike will guide you to the fields.
Not only do they get dedicated customers who visit throughout the summer to stock up for the winter, but they also discover new friends who travel down from the city for a picnic on the farm or spot their signs on the way to Six Flags and stop and pick fresh berries.
The blueberry is New Jersey’s official state fruit, noted for its powerful antioxidant activity. For this reason, both Roz and Mike have seen a greater interest in picking these little treats. Earth Friendly has seven different varieties, which offer a sweet-mild or sweet-tart taste. There are the favorite Dukes, larger than most, and varying sizes throughout July and August. Picking their own fruit is a special experience that children remember. They learn how they are grown, which ones to pick, taste their differences and look forward to morning pancakes and muffins.
This is 15th season for picking blueberries, raspberries and blackberries and Roz and Mike are looking forward to your visit. Earth Friendly Organic Farm is also a year round Bed & Breakfast. The majority of guests, however, generally book reservations from April through October to take advantage of the close proximity to many attractions such as Six Flags, The Jersey Shore, the Hindu Temple in Robbinsville, and Grounds for Sculpture. Guests, who come from all over the country and abroad, also attend family reunions, weddings, competitions at the Horse Park of New Jersey, or they just come to enjoy some R & R at Earth Friendly.
But like everything in life, Mike and Roz feel it’s time to exit Paradise. They have spent fourteen years growing berries, tending their gardens, raising chickens, and sharing stories with guests who have come from around the globe, but most of all, they have enjoyed the good life. Although they don’t want to leave, they are getting older!
Their goal is to find someone to share the joy of living in this 4,300 sq. foot home that includes five bedrooms, 4 baths, a newly renovated kitchen, two solariums topped with a full solar array that provides electricity year-round.
One can enjoy an array of fresh vegetables from two large gardens, and U-pickers can’t wait to return each summer for blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. The large irrigation pond, flowers, and fountain provide a beautiful backdrop for this scenic 8.14-acre oasis. Last but not least, the four-car garage is chock-full of tools and equipment to run a small organic farm.
If you would like your own retreat where you can grow your own organic food, please call Roz and Mike at: 609-259-9744.
Don’t forget to drop in throughout the summer to pick your own!!! http://www.earthfriendlyorganicfarm.com