|Cranbury Brook Farm
Monroe Township, New Jersey
|Animal Planet filmed here this summer!
Cranbury Brook Farm is is a quaint and private family farm (visitors by appointment only) located in the heart of Central New Jersey, in Monroe Township. Although we are only a "stones throw away" from exit 8 of the New Jersey Turnpike, we are nestled in our own little private hide-a-way right here in central suburbia. We are a 9+ acre farm bordering on the historic Cranbury Brook, and Federal Road. Our history shows that George Washington and his troops marched down Federal Road (around 1765) and battles during the revolutionary war were fought right here on our property (and surrounding properties) back in the 1700's. We are a proud and hard-working family of seven; Mom and Dad, and five children ranging in ages from 34 down to 15.
We have a 10 stall barn with full boarding facilities, and another large pasture with another small private 2 stall barn (& tackroom).
We proudly raise all our farm animals on open pasture and meadows almost all year round. They are penned only at nightfall to keep them all safe from predators. During the winter months when pasture is dormant, we supplement with grass hay (sometimes light alfalfa mix for our milking goats).
We practice outstanding management skills with all our animals ... we raise miniature goats, dairy goats, & meat goats,. We are well-known for our very friendly and lovable animals by most townsfolk. All of our goats are always disbudded as soon as possible after birth; we have no goats with horns on our farm as we feel they serve no purpose in domestic life here on our farm. Our herd is always current on their vaccinations, and are wormed regularly.
We are now proudly expanding to include farm parties for children and their families, and some tours (again, by appointment only). Please note that we will be charging a modest fee for tours to help defray the high cost of hay and grain. Please contact us (there is a link above) re our farm parties which includes our bottle-fed baby goats, learning to milk a goat, pony rides, ducks, and chickens.
We are a breeder of the very rare, Coton DeTulear - one of the most lovable, comical small dogs, from Madagascar. (We are a former breeder of Bernese Mountain Dogs for 13 years, & we still rescue and place Berners.) We changed over to the smaller Coton DeTulear when our family went through health issues, and we "stumbled" upon the Coton's in order to help keep our youngest son occupied while 3 members of our immediate family were hospitalized. The rest, they say, is history. Read more, here.
|Horse Boarding (round pen, riding ring, private turnouts) We are well-known in the area for our farm fresh eggs & berries, which we sell at our quaint roadside stand when and if available. We have a variety of rescued & retired animals from pigs, horses, chickens, ponies, sheep, and goats!
Contact us about our new farm parties and farm tours which just started this year! For info, click here: FARM PARTIES
| Anabelle and Sambuca are two does that were born here at Cranbury Brook Farm. Anabelle is living happily with a lovely family in Connecticut, and Sambuca is with another wonderful family in Freehold Township, NJ.
Many goats are purchased from folks out-of-state; we gladly send pictures via email to prospective goat owners, in order to purchase without having to "make the trip".
|Our "Juliet" tomatoes - one of our most requested!|
|Some of our new Lavender plants used in our fresh goat's milk soaps!|
|Our fresh raspberries - they don't last on our roadside stand!|
|Our Zinnias, cut & sold in bouquets|
|Cranbury Brook Farm
308 Federal Road
Monroe Township, NJ 08831-5947
Farm: (609) 918-0351
|Greg working the fields|
|Breeders of the Rare and Comical, Coton DeTulear
Our Cotons are featured on Discovery Channel's Animal Planet, Too Cute!
we have also been featured in Dairy Goat Journal & Philadelphia Magazine
(former breeder of Bernese Mountain Dogs for 13 years)
Here we are giving a demonstration
on goat care and hoof trimming to
the children touring our farm.
(Click here to see tour)