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FAQ

  • What are your operating hours?
    Our operating hours (for shopping, appointments, and scheduled events) are: - Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST) - Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EST)
  • Where is your farm located?
    Freshcoln Farms is located at 47 Shea Ave, Franklinville, NJ 08322.
  • What are your available shopping hours?
    Our shopping hours are: - Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST) - Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EST) If we are not around when you arrive, please give a call or text to 609-774-0808.
  • Can we visit your farm?
    You are more than welcome to come shop with us at our farmstand, and we will be offering events on a small-scale, however, appointments are required and can be booked on our Booking page.
  • If I order from your website, can I pickup in person?
    Absolutely! Our hours are: - Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Are your products available for pickup or delivery?
    All of our products are available for pickup by appointment only, until our farm store is built, and you can also have most items shipped to you (we offer FREE shipping available to all 50 states). We will be offering deliveries (free of charge) back to our services for 2024, for our Monthly CSA Customers only, within a 15-mile radius.
  • What growing practices do you use?
    We use non-GMO seeds only, practice natural and organic growing methods, and do not use any pesticides or chemicals on our products. Just a combination of great, farm fresh compost (made up of aged horse and chicken manure as well as worm castings) and natural pest control, thanks to our flock of chickens, ducks and geese! We also following the companion planting methods, no-till, and intensive, small-scale growing (meaning more dense plant spacing to alleviate weed pressure).
  • What kinds of crops will be offered in 2024?
    For 2024, our produce offerings will be focused on: - Fresh Herbs (Basil, Rosemary, Thyme, Italian Parsley, etc) - Dried Herbs - Weekly Microgreens (new for us!) For those interested in getting the most bang for your buck, we will be setting up a CSA program for our fresh produce, to go along with out farm fresh eggs. If you would like to learn more, please subscribe to our email list!
  • How often do you pick your produce?
    Daily, when we know we are either filling orders, restocking inventory for the day, or using items ourselves. We try to leave our produce on the vines as long as possible to maintain freshness.
  • Do you wash your eggs before packing and selling them?
    Absolutely! After collecting our eggs for the day, we wash (light rinse/scrub with water and a luffa sponge) and pack the farm fresh eggs in their individual cartons, then into the refrigerator they go. This removes a bit of the egg's natural "bloom", which is a light outer coating that protects the egg upon laying, so these get refrigerated and can easily last you 2 months in the fridge (though we're sure you'll enjoy them so much that they'll get consumed fast in your house). This also ensures there is no chance of contamination (of dirt or manure) when you go to crack and use your delicious, farm fresh eggs.
  • What are your chickens fed?
    Our chickens, duck, and geese free-range of our entire property, and even our young pullets (immature hens) are pasture raised on chicken tractors during the day - with access to fresh grass, foraging for bugs, and receiving the best farm life we can offer. They are also fed once, daily a non-GMO 19% Layer Pellet, locally milled fresh every week.
  • How often do you collect eggs?
    Currently, we collect three times per day! We always check the coop in the morning (at breakfast time), at noon (during the babies' naptime), and again in the evening (while everyone's getting cozy in the coops for the night). After collecting our eggs for the day, we wash (light rinse/scrub with water and a luffa sponge) and pack the farm fresh eggs in their individual cartons, then into the refrigerator they go. When you receive one of our rainbow dozen, you can be sure you will always have the freshest eggs possible - oftentimes they are laid that day!
  • Do you offer single stems or arrangements only?
    New for 2024, we will be offering both single stemmed cut flowers, mid-sized market bouquets, and grower's bundle bouquets (bunches of similar varieties for a great price). The available, seasonal flowers and foliages offered will be posted by March, so be sure to subscribe to our email list for the latest happenings on the farm.
  • Will you be offering any type of floral workshops or events for 2024?
    We do have some small events planned for 2024, during our peak growing season (from May - September). Subscribe to our email list to be kept in the loop!
  • Can we pet or hold your animals?
    Our horses can be seen and touched during a farm visit, by appointment only. You can book a farm tour on our Booking page. Due to biosecurity of our flock, however, our chickens are unavailable for interaction and foot traffic in their paddocks. You can still enjoy the view though! That being said, we do offer baby chicks and hatching eggs available for purchase. We have a chick shed on our building plans for this year, where you will be able to pick out your sweet, new little additions.
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