Silver Forge Farm

Local, homegrown, small farm awesomeness

About Silver Forge Farm

A small-scale family farm in Central New Jersey offering vegetables, free range eggs, and wooly goods. We use sustainable practices to grow food for our family and yours.

112 Iron Ore Road
Manalapan, NJ 07726
732-693-0498
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We are taking names for the 2015 the waiting list.

Silver Forge Farm CSA will be starting our second year in 2015. Each share will include pasture raised eggs, organic vegetables and fruit as well as farm sourced items such as wool products from our Shetland sheep. We are done with the 2014 season but we will be taking names for a 2015 waiting list. Email us your name and phone number and we will add you to the list. silverforgefarm@gmail.com

Read our 2015 CSA Expectations and Goals
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20 Dec 2014 | facebook:

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Silver Forge Farm: A bald eagle having a snack in the field across the street! [ ⇒ ]

16 likes. 1 comment. [ 12:59pm ]

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16 Dec 2014 | facebook:

Silver Forge Farm: Those of you on the waiting list check your emails for an important announcement. Everyone else, Happy Hanukkah!

6 likes. [ 8:19am ]

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10 Dec 2014 | facebook:

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Silver Forge Farm: Timeline Photos ( Please share this post, or refer a friend to like our page to help us reach our goal. Thank you all for your support of the New London Homeless Hospitality Center! ) [ ⇒ ]

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07 Dec 2014 | facebook:

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Silver Forge Farm: AHS-TF AVAILABLE DOGS [ ⇒ ]

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27 Nov 2014 | facebook:

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Silver Forge Farm: Happy Thanksgiving from the Silver Forge Farm Turkey! [ ⇒ ]

32 likes. 3 comments. [ 10:36am ]

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23 Nov 2014 | facebook:

Silver Forge Farm: Busy weekend here on the farm - lots of fall fruit planting. We put in Asian pear trees, blackberries, table grapes, hardy kiwi vines, and hapskip berries - can't wait to see how everything leafs out come Spring. Strawberries and raspberries will be arriving in early spring, and I have fig cuttings rooting inside as we speak.

On our walk out to check up on the pasture romance (none at the moment, but everyone is getting along, and I think Bazz our new Shetland ram has learned to take a hint) I couldn't resist pulling a few of our fall planted carrots, super sweet after the hard frosts we have had.

We wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving season, and look forward to hearing from our 2014 CSA alumni. Remember to get in your contract and deposit by December 15th to hold your spot. We have an exciting 2015 season planned!

9 likes. [ 11:02pm ]

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18 Nov 2014 | facebook:

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18 Nov 2014 | facebook:

Silver Forge Farm: Shocked and sad to see Agway close up in Englishtown. They have been our farm supply and feed store since the beginning. Farming in Monmouth County is just getting more and more expensive.

2 comments. [ 9:09am ]

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11 Nov 2014 | facebook:

Silver Forge Farm: We are sold out of chickens so thats the end of the season for us. Time to chop wood and get paperwork ready for the 2015 CSA. Make sure to send in your deposits by December 15th if you are a 2014 member and message us your name, email and phone number if you want to be added to the waiting list.

8 likes. [ 11:58am ]

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02 Nov 2014 | facebook:

Silver Forge Farm: CSA members, please check your email for important information about the 2015 season. Everyone else, please let us know soon if you would like to be added to the waiting list, we will start opening up shares on December 15th!

3 likes. [ 12:39pm ]

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01 Nov 2014 | facebook:

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Silver Forge Farm: Good morning! We'll have eggs in the cooler on the porch from 9 to 7 for CSA members. [ ⇒ ]

18 likes. [ 8:28am ]

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31 Oct 2014 | facebook:

Silver Forge Farm: Happy Halloween to you and yours! To any shareholders stopping by to pick up eggs tomorrow, the chickens would like you to know they LOVE old jack o lanterns and pumpkin guts :) [ ⇒ ]

5 likes. [ 12:38pm ]

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25 Oct 2014 | facebook:

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Silver Forge Farm: Well we finally bought a "real" tractor after pushing a series of ride on mowers to the limits of their engines the past few years. It is a John Deere 1025 and has so far been a great help preparing for the winter. We kept her very busy today toting blueberry bushes are going in the ground and pepper plants and fig trees coming out. Looking forward to a long and reliable future together. [ ⇒ ]

17 likes. [ 10:19pm ]

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21 Oct 2014 | facebook:

Silver Forge Farm: We had our first frost last night. Its always a visual conclusion to the season seeing so many of the plants we grew die off in one night to make way for winter. Usually this is a time when I'm exhausted with picking greens and packing up the truck on friday nights. Every year so far I've been ready to spend the days reading/napping by the old Vermont castings wood stove. This year is different though. For the first year in a long time I'm frustrated that the season is over and that planting more, tilling more, and growing more isn't going to happen until spring.
I think this change is because of the new challenges and opportunities that the CSA offered us. Its allowed me to spend more time farming than ever before and see the complex, unpredictable and sublime system that nourishes us. As an eternal pessimist I spend too much time thinking what we could do better but thats what keeps me growing and creating new ways to make this work. But I also need to focus on our successes, we've grown more vegetables both in amount and diversity this year than ever before, produced more eggs by far and with less chickens due to finally figuring out how this whole Joel Salatin pastured poultry thing works, and started the only CSA in Monmouth County, New Jersey which is one of the most expensive places to own land in the country that isn't being used as a McMansion or strip mall. Thanks so much to our members and every friend who stopped by to help me move a bail of hay, turn off the hose or buy a dozen eggs. I've got so many ideas and plans for next year and promise it will be bigger, delicious and more radical than ever.
-e.

36 likes. 2 comments. [ 11:29pm ]

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20 Oct 2014 | facebook:

Silver Forge Farm: Interested in starting your own backyard flock? We've got laying hens for sale! [ ⇒ ]

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18 Oct 2014 | facebook:

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Silver Forge Farm: Last pick up of the year today till 8. [ ⇒ ]

11 likes. 1 comment. [ 11:26am ]

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17 Oct 2014 | facebook:

Silver Forge Farm: Week 20 CSA pick up tomorrow at the regular time 8 to 8. We're having an end of the year party from 1 to 5ish, pick up your share and meet the other CSA members and talk about plans for next season.

2 likes. 1 comment. [ 1:17pm ]

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17 Oct 2014 | facebook:

Silver Forge Farm: Modern Farmer isn't always up my alley, what with articles like "Balancing Farming and Professional Surfing!" but I did find this article pretty interesting - I never had heard, for example, where "buy the farm" came from.... [ ⇒ ]

1 like. [ 10:12am ]

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15 Oct 2014 | facebook:

Silver Forge Farm: In today's veggie related news.... [ ⇒ ]

2 likes. [ 11:50am ]

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14 Oct 2014 | facebook:

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Silver Forge Farm: Getting ready for the winter. If any CSA members want firewood with their shares this week let us know. [ ⇒ ]

5 likes. [ 1:27pm ]