Donaldson Farms

Donaldson Farms, Hackettstown: Hours, Address, Donaldson Farms Reviews: 4.5/5

Donaldson Farms
4.5
Farms • Farmers Markets
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Our 500+ acre family-owned and operated produce farm is nestled in the hills of northwestern New Jersey and approximately 90 minutes from New York City and just under an hour drive from the Lehigh Valley, Pa area. Our large farm market offers our freshly-harvested fruits and vegetables, pick-your-own strawberries (June), red and black raspberries and blackberries (July-September), apples (late-August through mid-November) and pumpkins and Indian corn in October. Our farm also offers educational farm tours and school field trips, private tent areas for birthday parties, weddings and other special events, seasonal festival weekends in June and October and other special events and festivals including a Spring and Fall Crafters & Artisan Fair, Food Truck Festival, Summer Nights on the Farm community events and much more. Be sure to take home one of our freshly-baked pies! Our farm market is also stocked with local dairy, glass-bottled milk and other locally sourced items. See you soon!
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Danielle R
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Family
Family friendly atmosphere with activities for all ages! Highly recommend bringing your family here.
Written October 25, 2021
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Jessica H
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Family
I hosted my father's celebration of life here at Donaldson Farms under the big white tent. What a beautiful place! It was truly a perfect day. The staff was awesome every step of the way. Thank you so very much!
Written August 28, 2021
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Shirley G
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Couples
Just wanted to get out , So we thought we would check out one of the farms. It was awesome we came home with so much. Can’t wait to go back. Everyone we spoke with was so helpful & friendly. Love love love this farm
Written August 15, 2021
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Ishie1013
Hackettstown, NJ2 contributions
It was 88 degrees with a higher heat index yesterday. My mom started feeling heatsick and then heatstrokey and laid down in the shade to cool off and watch the axe throwing. I was feeling a little warm and wanted to keep her company so I lay next to her. Then a female security officer. whom they will not name stormed up to us and demanded we get up. (there is absolutely no rule that you can't lay on the grass). My mom said she wasn't feeling well. Rather than asking if she was okay, getting her a glass of water, taking her to the medics ON SITE or bringing the medics to her, she said "MAYBE YOU SHOULD LEAVE THEN!!!!!!!" She then followed us off site so quickly, my mom went full sick, threw up three times on the ten minute drive home and threw for most of the night. If I weren't a doctor who could care for her, I'd have taken her straight to the hospital. I called the farm and demanded not a refund, not money, only a letter of apology to my mom. Something that would have cost them NOTHING. Instead, when given the event coordinators number and calling, she snapped at me, said I'd never be allowed back on the property and hung up on me. She then called the police, accused me of harrassment and claimed my teetotalling mother was drunk and so I was (also no). So she lied to the police, something that can be disproven by her own security cameras. I have filed my own police report and will be reporting them to the state for elder abuse, which can cost them their event license.
Written June 6, 2021
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ab1324
Morris County, NJ131 contributions
My family and I went last Sunday for pumpkin picking. It was extremely busy. We were able to find pumpkins that were adequate and it appeared they had a lot to choose from. We did not bother apple picking because from the looks of it there was little to pick that day. My only issue was they were in no way monitoring the amount of people in and out of the farm market. It was unreal and unsafely packed. No distancing whatsoever. Some idiot lady had the gall to tell my and my husband " You should move back a bit so the workers can get by". I told her " In case you haven't noticed, there is nowhere for us to move". This placed is packed to the rails. People are unbelievably oblivious to the obvious. The workers should have limited the amount of people in the store. It is not big enough for people to move, look around comfortably or feel safe. We were able to grab a few things but we felt so packed in we wanted to get out as fast as we could. We like it there but they need to pay attention to the fact we are still well in a pandemic.
Written October 17, 2020
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Karalyn N
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Family
Arrived in plenty of time to set up distanced from others. Many more people came and encroached on our space. No oversight. Many people directing people where to park. No one about where to sit. We left and didn’t get our money back. I will not return.
Written September 4, 2020
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Sue
Cape May County, NJ1 contribution
I hadn't relished going into supermarkets during the pandemic. I checked out Donaldson's website and found they had thought of everything! They set up to fulfill all the recommended precautions including a dual hand washing station as well as hand sanitizer. Employees could be witnessed disinfecting baskets and entrance was controlled to ensure distancing. Of course, masks were required for entry.
I had never visited before so I was delighted to find in addition to all the fresh fruits and vegetables, wonderful bake goods. The refrigerators cases held Pennsylvania Dutch pot pies, prepared pasta specialties and meat options. The diary case was stocked with eggs, milk and cheese. Interesting salad dressings, condiments and spices were displayed around the store.
I'll be a Donaldson customer for life!
Written June 29, 2020
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catmom007
Great Meadows, NJ44 contributions
Family
Highly recommended.. Family farm who also uses other local farmers products. Family fun events offered all summer long
Written March 27, 2020
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jalison1954
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Especially their corn! Then there are all the special events. Not to mention their pies, muffins, and breads. Did I mention their amazing heirloom tomatoes? They are better than any candy you have ever tasted! Run, do not walk to Donaldsons Farm!
Written November 5, 2019
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Thank you so much for taking a few moments to leave this wonderful review. We are so happy to know that you enjoy our farm-fresh product, especially our sweet corn and heirloom tomatoes. Thanks for supporting our family farm. Come back soon!
Written November 7, 2019
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Sacosta64
Newark, NJ14 contributions
Family
The maze was amazing! We got to complete the entire maze and complete the trivia and had a blast. Will due this again next year. Apple and pumpkin picking was just the best
Written October 12, 2019
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Thank you for visiting us during our Fall Harvest Fest Weekend and for participating in our 9-acre corn maze. Each year our corn maze raises money for a local charity or cause and this year $1 of every corn maze entry will be donated to the Hackettstown-Mansfield PBA #369 Shop With A Cop program to connect officers with the children of qualified families who need assistance purchasing Christmas and holiday gifts. We appreciate your support and hope you'll return again soon! Happy Holidays!
Written November 7, 2019
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  • Sun - Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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