Demarest Farm

Demarest Farm, Hillsdale: Hours, Address, Demarest Farm Reviews: 4/5

Demarest Farm
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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anekatn
Hackensack, NJ5 contributions
HORRIBLE, RUDE CASHIERS/ STAFF
Oct 2021
We've been to this farm several times before in the past few years but today, we brought our special needs son in his wheelchair to enjoy the nice day (who was just checked and COVID NEGATIVE). We all wore masks as per protocol. The lady by the cashier station gave my son a DISGUSTED LOOK as soon as we got in the store. Then she asked me and my husband what we're looking for. We told her the shopping cart . She said in a haughty attitude "It's outside". The carts were far from the entrance which s why we didn't see them right away.

A nice blonde lady who also worked there greeted us and I even complimented their decorations. I tried not to think about the nasty attitude of the other staff there.

My son was having teething pain from his 2nd molars coming in and he started choking on his saliva so he coughed to clear his throat while he had his mask on. Another blonde lady told us in a NASTY WAY to go outside due to COVID precaution. Without even asking how my son was, she quickly judged my son! Being a Critical Care Nurse, I understand about the COVID precautions but it's NOT WHAT SHE SAID BUT HOW SHE SAID IT! SHE FOLLOWED IT UP BY NASTILY EXCLAIMING 'THIS IS NOT A MEDICAL FACILITY!" CLEARLY, SHE WAS DISCRIMINATING AGAINST THE DISABLED!!!

ANY FORM OF DISCRIMINATION SHOULD NEVER BE TOLERATED ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE INNOCENT CHILDREN!!!! I WILL DEFINITELY WARN ALL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS NOT TO GO THERE!!!

THIS IS THE WORST KIND OF FAMILY-OWNED ESTABLISHMENT WHICH IS NOT FAMILY-FRIENDLY!!!!!
Written October 12, 2021
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Christine K
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Summer Fun
Jul 2021 • Family
Have been here before for fruit picking. Always a good time. Polite staff, always plenty of fruit to pick. The store is stocked and full of wonderful baked goods and fruits/vegetables.
Written July 5, 2021
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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ2,368 contributions
What a light show!
Dec 2020
I was able to get one of the tickets to the recent Christmas light show at the Demarest Farms and was very impressed with the job they did decorating the orchard for the holidays.

The Demarest farmstead was beautifully decorated for Christmas with white lights adorning the home and colorful lights outside. I then drove through the outskirts of the orchard admiring the colorful lights and the twinkling displays of snowmen, Santa's and Winter scenes. All the exterior trees had been decorated for the holidays.

The whole tour took about 35 minutes and I was able to listen to classical music while touring the orchard. Back at the farm stand they sold smores to toast on the fire pit (at $6.50 was over-priced). They had music and cutouts at the farm stand for families to enjoy. It was a nice evening.

I just wish they would sell their cider doughnuts individually again.
Written January 8, 2021
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driamadria
Millville, NJ10 contributions
Unwelcoming environment! rude cashiers.
Nov 2020
was so excited to travel to my hometown for the day and visit many of my favorite places....When selecting my jug of apple cider, I placed it by the csshier( older woman~my age) and said "I'm just going to set this here while I grab a few more items"...Well, she gave me a dirty look...... A bout 2 minutes later I proceeded to the check out and asked her where is my Cider.....well she rang it up in the ladies order, who was just exiting the build....Mind you, that lady had no Idea she just prchased my Cider.....The saleslady made a snippy comment, and I had to remind her that I TOLD her I was setting the jug on the counter for 2 minutes.....She was just plain rude.....what was such a nice day of Bergen County memories was ruined by the attitude of this cashier....Never again Demarest farms....I'll drive to Lancaster for my Cider from now on!
Written November 22, 2020
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ceriksen45
New Providence Island74 contributions
A Crowded Farm Experience
Sep 2020
My family's visit was a disappointment. There were no animals, as there previously had been, and the small playground area was too crowded for comfort in an era of COVID. The produce (apples and plums) were good. The donuts were a disappointment and not worth the calories. We left quickly after a long trip to the farm.
Written September 29, 2020
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GARY IRLAM
Pinelands, South Africa71 contributions
FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD
Aug 2019
An evening with entertainment and a Barbecue meal of Ribs, Chicken, Hotdogs & Salads. This was quite an experience and to be with family and friends to enjoy the entertainment was just great. Sadly though a Thunder Shower cut it a little short , but even so the time spent was worthwhile.
Written December 31, 2019
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Brooke K
Washington DC, DC139 contributions
Holiday lights
Dec 2019 • Friends
Took a large group to this event and had so much fun! They are so accommodating and put us all together in our own wagon! Absolutely love the farm and the different season festivities they have. Lights were great! S’mores are fun for the family! Christmas trees all around! Always a great time at demarest!
Written December 26, 2019
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DJtrinivibes
Bronx, NY1,420 contributions
Great fun for all
Oct 2019 • Family
Omg had a super blast visiting Demarest farm. The fee was $7 per person which was great and free parking perfecto. I was disappointed that there was no apples remaining because we came late in the season. But there are so much to do. We took a hay ride to the pumpkin patch, they had tons of activities for the kids to take pictures. They also had a mini themed area with some scary Halloween monsters. There are also an animal farm which was super fun for the kids. We got hungry and went to the farmers marker and they had so much food and desserts for sale at great prices. We loved the apple cider and apple donuts. There is also a mini play ground for the little ones. Superb fun for the family enjoy and thank me later.
Written October 27, 2019
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C & R
Bloomfield, NJ515 contributions
Be a child for one Day
Oct 2019
Fun day picking pumpkins and petting farm animals.

Tip for possible visitors

*Review the farm website for events information
*The farm has 2 sections - Free and paid
*Get your ticket(s) online. It will save you time.
*The farm has a parking area 3 miles away. Transportation is provided. Buses depart every 5-10 mins
*Do not go straight to the farm to park on weekend, busy and crowded.
*Best time to visit is between 9 and 12pm
*Wear comfortable shoes. No boots with heels
*The Farm market has a good variety of food, including a salad bar.

Arrived at the weekend additional parking lot around 10:30am and did not have any problem and did not have to wait in line for anything.
Written October 5, 2019
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Annie
1 contribution
If you like waiting on lines and trying to search for apples in barren trees, this is the place for you!
Sep 2019
My family and I had high hopes for Demarest Farm. Lured by all of their amenities such as a petting zoo, playground, hayride, etc., we chose to forego our usual orchard and journeyed here instead. The first disappointment was the parking situation. The lot was full, so we followed signs that led us miles away to a lot that had yellow school buses picking up the droves of families trying to get back to the farm property. The next disappointment was waiting on a line to pay, to wait on another long line for the mandatory hayride to get to the orchards. Then, we were dropped off to the apple orchards that featured barren trees with tons of apples on the ground. It took a long time just to find any apples (extremely slim pickings). We grabbed a pumpkin for the sake of "picking" from a mediocre patch only to wait on another line to pay...then another line to return on the hayride to the farm store property. Finally, we were directed to walk across the street from the hayride location, down a narrow walkway, and back up a hill to get to the yellow school bus that returned us to our car a few miles away. We met disappointment after disappointment but had a hearty laugh...especially after watching the Zach Galifianakis look alike pick and choose whom he allowed into the farm store parking lot and blowing his whistle at those that dared to challenge him. I would never go back even if you paid me. The "FREE " Hayride is actually the only way to get to the orchid = scam.
Written September 29, 2019
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