CRANFORD, NJ – Dreyer Farm is stocked with the first corn and tomatoes of the season.
Dreyer Farm, a staple of the Cranford community, has been in operation for 113 years. Every summer, shoppers flock to the farm for corn, watermelon, tomatoes and blueberries, according to John Dreyer.
“Corn and tomatoes are the biggest,” he said. “Next comes peaches, but everyone comes for watermelon on the Fourth of July weekend and Labor Day.”
All the produce sold at Dreyer’s comes directly from a farm, and mostly from New Jersey. Grapes and certain peaches and nectarines come from California. When they’re not grown at Dreyer’s, the produce comes from other New Jersey farms.
“The quality is the best,” Jessica Dreyer said. “If the quality isn’t there, I don’t expect anyone to come. If you want someone to shop at your place, you have to put the work in.”
The farm was bustling today as shoppers stocked up on fruit, vegetables, ice cream and milk for the Fourth of July. In addition to produce, Dreyer’s carries ice cream from the Vanilla Bean Creamery and bread from Breadsmith. All of their partners are New Jersey or New York businesses.
“We’re a family run business,” Jessica Dreyer said. “We live in town, work in town, and I went to the same elementary school that my father did, and now so do my kids. We really laid some roots down.”