Etsch Farms has been a family-owned business for four generations. They are located in Monroe Township in Middlesex County, about five miles from the New Jersey Turnpike at Exit 8A. The farm is open year round and in the fall they sponsor a wide range of events for the whole family.
Year-round: (Local Honey, Eggs, Straw, Mulch)
The farm sells hay, straw, mulch, feed corn. They also offer delivery on these items. The offer hay bales, loose hay, landscape mulch, wood shavings, square bales round bales and mini bales for tabletop use. They sell brown eggs from their hens and local raw honey. The extra large eggs are collected daily from their flock of Rhode Island Red hens. They are available by the dozen or by the flat of 30 eggs. The local honey is available in one and two-pound jars. The farm is open Monday through Saturday throughout the year.
Fall: (Corn Maze, Pumpkin Picking, Hayrides, Apple Cider Donuts, Farm Bakery)
In the fall, the farm celebrates the season with a corn maze, pumpkin picking, hayrides, and a farm bakery with fall treats. Every year they create an eight-acre corn maze that features a different theme every year. There’s also a smaller corn maze. The corn maze is open after dark, but you will need to bring your own flashlight. The Bakery Barn is open for apple cider donuts, pies, hot chocolate and more. You’ll also find a selection of jams, mustards, preserves eggs, honey, apple butter and sucrose-free preserves.
From mid-September through October, the farm offers enclosed private barn parties. Guests get a two hour rental, entrance to the corn maze, a group hayride, pizza, and drinks.
Winter: (Local Honey, Eggs, Straw, Mulch)
In the winter, the farm offers their year-round products of straw, hay and mulch and their eggs and honey mentioned above.
Spring: (Farm Bakery, Local Honey, Preserves, Eggs, Straw, Mulch)
In the Spring, the farm’s Bakery Barn opens on Mother’s Day weekend. They are open every Friday and Saturday from Mother’s Day weekend till Thanksgiving from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. They offer apple cider donuts, whole fruit pies, half fruit pies and apple cider donuts jams, mustards, preserves eggs, honey, apple butter and sucrose-free preserves.
Summer: (Movies, Farm Bakery, Local Honey, Preserves, Eggs, Straw, Mulch)
In the Summer, the farm shows outdoor movies. The movies start at 8:00 pm and the admission price is $10.00 per car. The farm encourages everyone to bring their own chair. In 2015, the movies ran from July the 10th until August the 28th. Some of the movies shown included Farmland, Paddington, Frozen, Lego the Movie and Big Hero 6. The Bakery Barn is open all summer long on the weekends selling the Bakery Barn items mentioned above. During the movies the bakery barn is open and they also sell Sweet Jersey Kettle Korn.
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