COVID-19 UPDATES

At Abma’s Farm, the health and well-being of our employees, customers, and community is our top priority. We understand the concern and uncertainty you are experiencing during this time, and we are committed to being as responsive as possible while the situation surrounding COVID-19 evolves.
The following is an outline of steps we have taken, as guided by the CDC.

March 30, 2020

- Our Farm Market remains open for walk-in shopping.
All our produce, chicken, eggs, bakery items, kitchen items, etc. are handled according to food safety policies and continue to be safe for consumption. Please bear with us if some items are out of stock.
Click here to see what we offer at the farm market.

- The Tomasello Tasting Room remains open for walk-in shopping and curb-side pickup.
Please note, we can not offer wine tastings at this time. Click here for a list of what we offer!

- Practice social distancing and be respectful of other people's space.
We have limited the number of people in our market to 35 persons at a time.

- We have measures in place to keep both our customers and employees as safe as possible.
We've increased the amount of deep cleaning in all areas, including counter tops, register and credit card processors, shopping carts, and restrooms. For your convenience, hand sanitizer is available pump-style at our market during your visit. We have installed plexiglass partitions at all registers for the safety of our employees and customers.

- We are offering FREE grocery delivery to seniors (ages 65+) in local towns.
We are also offering FREE curbside pickup to all. Excludes Sundays.
Please click here to learn more and place your order.

- We are now updating our kitchen and bakery offerings daily.
Please click here to view.

- For new customers, we now have a list of produce, essentials, and gourmet items that we offer in the market.
Please click here to view.

- Our open air Garden Center and Greenhouses are now open.
Or, for your convenience, tulips, pansies, and nemesia are right outside our market for purchase. 

- We are continuing to take food orders for Easter.
Please click here to place your order.

- In accordance with Bergen County school districts and the CDC, we are canceling all educational programs, spring break camp, events, and birthday parties through at least April 30.

- Our outdoor, free range Barnyard Petting Zoo will remain open for our customers.
Please use common sense discretion. Social distancing of 6 ft is in effect; no large groups; wash hands or use hand sanitizer before and after visiting. If you are feeling ill or showing any symptoms, please do not visit us and instead call your doctor.
Why is the Barnyard remaining open?
In the midst of the crisis happening right now, we choose to open the Barnyard so that you and your children can safely enjoy a bit of  outdoor activity. However - we highly encourage everyone to stay home, following Governor Murphy's executive order No. 107.

We encourage you to remain calm, stay informed, be patient, and practice kindness. We are all in this together!

With love and gratitude,
Valerie Abma
The Abma Family

"By all the “containment” directives issued to date, agriculture and its supportive businesses have been deemed “essential” and are therefore exempt from shut-down. EO 107 specifically mentions “farms” and “farm markets”; since agriculture in most aspects is considered a wholesale not a retail business, it should be exempt; the federal Department of Homeland Security defines agriculture as an “essential industry” (see 11-page March 20 CISA guidance document), which New Jersey adopted in its entirety. EO 107 expressly exempts “engaging in outdoor activity,” thus allowing field work and commercial landscaping. The authority to issue further clarifications on “essential business” is vested with the Superintendent of State Police, to whom Ag Secretary Doug Fisher may appeal if need be." -NJFB