Holiday Turkey, Prime Rib, & Pies

Treat your family and friends for a memorable holiday meal! We’re pleased to partner with Arctic Foods to bring you fresh and delicious prime meats and poultry for your special holiday meals. Order today and you’ll have the convenience of picking up your turkey from our Farm Market along with our delicious vegetables, homemade sauces, jams, and fresh-baked pies, breads, and more.

Place your order online, call 908-852-9122 x1, or stop by our Farm Market to place your order. Enjoy all-natural, fresh (not frozen) turkey or Piedmontese prime rib roast. and a wide range of fresh-baked pies and dessert baked fresh at our farm market!

Harvest Fest Weekend (10/14-15)

Honoring our Veterans and Active Members of the U.S. Military

Join us for this special weekend (Saturday, 10/14 and Sunday 10/15 from 10AM to 4PM) as we honor veterans, active military personnel, and first responders (police officers, firefighters, and EMTs)!

Every October weekend at Donaldson Farms is fun-filled, but our Harvest Fest Weekend is extra-special and packed with all the quintessential autumn actives you can expect from a fall festival PLUS special guests, vendors, live music and more. We’ll honor our Veterans and active members of the U.S. Military in special ways throughout the weekend and provide opportunities for you to give back to the men and women who give their lives for our safety and freedom every day!

FREE Corn Maze Admission for Military and First Responders

During both days of this special weekend veterans, active military personnel, and first responders with proper ID get FREE entry into our military-themed, 9-acre corn maze! Also, $1 from each corn maze ticket this season will be donated to Welcome Home Vets of NJ!

Portraits of Love (Saturday Only)

Portrait of LovePortrait of LoveWho is your favorite member of the military? Treat them to a FREE ‘Portrait of Love’ family photography session on the farm Saturday, October 14th, 12-4pm! Donaldson Farms is proud to host this memory making event! Professional photographers, Rick Gerrity (Panasonic Luminary) and Ulla Vinkman are offering military, active and retired, and their family a 15 minute mini session. Shutterfly will provide an exclusive code for you to access your photos for free. Click here to learn more and reserve your session soon – limited time slots available. Rain or Shine.

 


Other Activities

 

Harvest, Cook, & Dine

Chef Eric LeVineFoodies, this is your night! Experience farm-to-plate as you never have before with Morris Tap & Grill Executive Chef and Food Network’s ‘Chopped’ Champion, local Chef Eric LeVine, at Donaldson Farms’ 500+ acre working, family owned & operated produce farm! You harvest fresh ingredients and enjoy an interactive, entertaining, hands-on cooking lesson -­- an amazing, fun, and unique dining experience on the farm! A seasonal delectable menu is created for a memorable experience!

This culinary event is limited to 24 participants with 12 workstations – 2 guests per station. Limited seating ensures a fun night with individual attention and guidance by our staff.

Our guests are asked to arrive at the farm by 6:00pm. We will board a hayride wagon and travel through fields of scenic farmland to pick-your-own vegetables, produce and/or herbs for the evening! After we return, we’ll head to our prep stations to cook ingredients under the direction of Chef Eric. To close out the evening, we will enjoy our your meal as a group!

 

Event Information

Cost: $115.00 per person/per weekly event

Date: Wednesday, September 13th (RAIN DATE: Thursday, September 14th)
Time: 6:00 pm – approximately 9:00 pm

Entrée: Steak & Shrimp
Sides: Herbs and sides will be based on the produce from our farm that is at its peak so it’s ‘fresh-as-it-gets’
Wine Pairing:
TBA
Dessert:
 TBA

Weather: This event is held in a beautiful tent on the farm. Dress accordingly, check the weather prior to your visit. Crummy forecast? We will decide that evening if inclement weather will interfere with our hayride to harvest ingredients. If that’s the case, we will forgo the hayride and have fresh picked ingredients available for you to cook.

Dress: Dinner casual – we will be harvesting ingredients from the fields and cooking. Ladies, if your heels are not up to the challenge, casual and covered toed shoes are suggested. Evenings may be cooler. Consider bringing a light jacket or sweater.

Allergens: We will do our best to accommodate our guests with sensitivities/allergies, but cannot guarantee that allergens will not be present.

Farm-fresh ingredients: Our menu each week will be ‘fresh-as-it-gets’. Herbs and sides for each menu will be based on the produce from our farm that is at its peak!

Cancellations: Things happen. Please notify Donaldson Farms ASAP if you need to cancel your reservation. These are limited seating events that are often times wait-listed. Please be courteous.

Refunds or exchanges: No refunds will be given within 72 hours prior to event. Refund and exchange requests will be reviewed by Donaldson Farms management and issued at their discretion.

Payment: All major credit cards accepted. You will be directed to our secure ticketing site after selecting the ‘Register Now’ button below. Please be sure to select the date you are interested in attending. You will receive an email confirmation. Enjoy your time on the farm!

Questions? Call our farm market #908-852-9122, press ‘2’ for events or email events@donaldsonfarms.net

To learn more about local favorite Chef Eric LeVine, visit Chef Eric LeVine and his restaurant sites at Morris Tap & Grill and Paragon.

 

What Guests Are Saying

“It was a FABULOUS experience!!! We can’t wait to do it again!!! Chef Eric was fun and very interactive, and as always, the Donaldson Family is so welcoming!!! Thank you for having us!!!!” ~ Melissa M.

“Awesome evening! We can’t wait to learn more from Chef Eric and enjoy great food and company!! Thank for having us!! This was a 10!!” ~ Robin I.

“Such a wonderful experience! Everything was top notch. Now to get the hubby to come along…” ~ Florence K.

“It was such an amazing night and an experience I’ll never forget! Thanks for having us!!!” ~ Angela D.

Review by the Grazette Journal:

“When you hear Harvest, Cook, & Dine, you might think that its only for those passionate about farming. Not true! In our group of 24, there were people from all walks of life. So whether you’re more comfortable in a polo or with a pitchfork, this is an event you should experience. This “pick your own” meets “cooking class” meets “farm to table dinner” is an amazing interactive experience unlike any other in New Jersey. The event, hosted by Donaldson Farms on their farmland set amongst the rolling hills of Hackettstown, NJ, gave me the opportunity to familiarize myself with one of the coolest farms in the Garden State…” ~ Samantha [read more]

Past Event Photos

Learn more about Chef Eric LeVine

To learn more about local favorite Chef Eric LeVine, visit Chef Eric LeVine and his restaurant sites at Morris Tap & Grill and Paragon.

It’s Raspberry Time!

Deliciously sweet, fresh raspberries grown right here on our farm are now available! Pick your own berries or purchase pre-picked berries from our Farm Market.

Pick-Your-Own Berries: 

Pick your own berries fresh, right from the field! (Mon-Sat 8-6, Sun 8-5) – Call our Farm Market for up to date picking conditions from our fields 908-852-9122 x 1 Learn More

Farm Market:

Visit our farm market for pre-picked berries and other goods. (Open daily 8-7) Learn More

Harvest, Cook, & Dine

Chef Eric LeVineExperience farm-to-plate with Food Network’s ‘Chopped’ Champion, local Chef Eric LeVine! You harvest, grill, and enjoy an interactive, entertaining, cooking lesson -­- an amazing and unique dining experience on the farm!

This four (4) week culinary series is limited to 24 participants per weekly event, with 12 workstations – 2 guests per station. Limited seating ensures a fun night with individual attention and guidance by our staff.

This exciting opportunity is presented by Executive Chef/Partner Eric LeVine of Morris Tap & Grill in Randolph, NJ and hosted by Donaldson Farms. Get ready to harvest and prep your own ingredients while dining, all in the same evening. Fresh as it gets!

Our guests are asked to arrive at the farm by 6:30pm. We will board a hayride wagon and travel through fields of scenic farmland to pick-your-own vegetables, produce and/or herbs for the evening! After we return, we’ll head to our prep stations to cook ingredients under the direction of Chef Eric. To close out the evening, we will enjoy our your meal as a group!

A different seasonal and delectable menu has been created for each event in the series. View dates and menu information below.

Event Information

Cost: $115.00 per person/per weekly event Time: 6:30 pm – approximately 9:30 pm

Rain or shine: Our events are held in a beautiful tent on the farm. Dress accordingly, check the weather prior to your visit. Crummy forecast? We will decide that evening if inclement weather will interfere with our hayride to harvest ingredients. If that’s the case, we will forgo the hayride and have fresh picked ingredients available for you to cook.

Dress: Dinner casual – we will be harvesting ingredients from the fields and cooking. Ladies, if your heels are not up to the challenge, casual and covered toed shoes are suggested. Evenings may be cooler. Consider bringing a light jacket or sweater.

Allergens: We will do our best to accommodate our guests with sensitivities/allergies, but cannot guarantee that allergens will not be present.

Farm-fresh ingredients: Our menu each week will be ‘fresh-as-it-gets’. Herbs and sides for each menu will be based on the produce from our farm that is at its peak!

Cancellations: Things happen. Please notify Donaldson Farms ASAP if you need to cancel your reservation. These are limited seating events that are often times wait-listed. Please be courteous.

Refunds or exchanges: No refunds will be given within 72 hours prior to event. Refund and exchange requests will be reviewed by Donaldson Farms management and issued at their discretion.

Payment: All major credit cards accepted. You will be directed to our secure ticketing site after selecting the ‘Register Here’ button below. Please be sure to select the date you are interested in attending. You will receive an email confirmation. Enjoy your time on the farm!

Questions? Call our farm market #908-852-9122, press ‘2’ for events or email events@donaldsonfarms.net

To learn more about local favorite Chef Eric LeVine, visit Chef Eric LeVine and his restaurant sites at Morris Tap & Grill and Paragon.

Our menu each week will be ‘fresh-as-it-gets’. Herbs and sides for each menu will be based on the produce from our farm that is at its peak!

Wednesday, July 19th

Main: Steak
Dessert: Chocolate Raspberry Stack

Wednesday, August 9th

Main: Pork Loin
Dessert: Strawberry Mousse and White Chocolate Cake

Wednesday, August 23rd

Main: Shrimp & Skirt Steak
Dessert: Peaches & Maple Mousse

Wednesday, September 17th

Main: Frenches Chicken & Apple Sausages
Dessert: Wild Berry Caramel Stack

What Guests Are Saying

“It was a FABULOUS experience!!! We can’t wait to do it again!!! Chef Eric was fun and very interactive, and as always, the Donaldson Family is so welcoming!!! Thank you for having us!!!!” ~ Melissa M.

“Awesome evening! We can’t wait to learn more from Chef Eric and enjoy great food and company!! Thank for having us!! This was a 10!!” ~ Robin I.

“Such a wonderful experience! Everything was top notch. Now to get the hubby to come along…” ~ Florence K.

“It was such an amazing night and an experience I’ll never forget! Thanks for having us!!!” ~ Angela D.

Review by the Grazette Journal:

“When you hear Harvest, Cook, & Dine, you might think that its only for those passionate about farming. Not true! In our group of 24, there were people from all walks of life. So whether you’re more comfortable in a polo or with a pitchfork, this is an event you should experience. This “pick your own” meets “cooking class” meets “farm to table dinner” is an amazing interactive experience unlike any other in New Jersey. The event, hosted by Donaldson Farms on their farmland set amongst the rolling hills of Hackettstown, NJ, gave me the opportunity to familiarize myself with one of the coolest farms in the Garden State…” ~ Samantha [read more]

Past Event Photos

Learn more about Chef Eric LeVine

To learn more about local favorite Chef Eric LeVine, visit Chef Eric LeVine and his restaurant sites at Morris Tap & Grill and Paragon.

Tack Sale and Swap

Saturday, May 20th – Tack sale and swap to benefit Helping Hearts Equine Rescue. Come on out from 10AM – 3PM and enjoy this event that includes many items for sale, pony rides (priced individually), and delicious food by Sauced and Rubbed BBQ!

Cost: FREE entry, Food & Pony Rides priced individually
Location:
Donaldson Farms (58 Allen Road, Hackettstown, NJ 07840)
Rain Date:
Sunday, May 21st

Commercial and Individual Vendors Welcome!

Vendor Cost:
$25 – 10’x10′ space under tent (limited)SOLD OUT
$20 – 10’x10′ lawn area space

Limited spaces are available under our tent. Spaces will be assigned under the tent upon receipt of this form on a first come, first serve basis. Vendors must bring their own tables and chairs for their displays. Vendors may bring their own tents but must provide appropriate stakes and weights.

Vendors will be accepted at the discretion of Donaldson Farms. All applicants will receive a confirmation of their status via email.

Vendor Set-Up & Important Info: Vendors and Tack Sale sellers may ONLY set up between 9-9:45AM and tear down after 3PM. Please look for signs that will direct you to the Vendor area when you arrive. If conditions are windy on the day of the event, please allow time for event staff to assist you with tent anchoring, if applicable. Once unloaded, vendors must park in the general parking area. PLEASE NOTE: All vendor spaces must be cleared immediately after the event. No items may be left behind. Cash payment is due on the day of the event.

Questions: Call 908.852.9122, Ext. 2

Tack Sale 2017

Visit from ‘Pizza Cuz’ for Rachael Ray Show

Everyone at the farm enjoyed spending the day with cousins Francis Garcia and Sal Basille of the Cooking Channel’s ‘Pizza Cuz’ show. The cousins were on a mission to harvest the freshest ingredients for a pizza which was featured on the Rachael Ray Show on the November 9th episode.

Francis and Sal opened Artichoke Basille’s® in New York City in 2008. Having gotten their hands into the business early on working at their family’s restaurant, Basille’s in Staten Island, the boys and their pizza shop have made more than a name for themselves in Manhattan. While growing their pizza empire, they keep busy hosting ‘Pizza Masters’ on the Cooking Channel, a weekly mouthwatering exploration of pizza across the country through the taste buds of these pizza aficionados.

Thanks again to the whole crew and Francis & Sal for a fun visit!

2016 Taste of the Town Food & Wine Festival

Tickets now available! Amazing food and drink, celebrity chefs, live entertainment and more. The 5th Annual Skyland Region Taste of the Town Food & Wine Festival will be held at Donaldson Farms April 28th – 30th, 2016.

This event is presented by the Allamuchy Township Education Foundation (ATEF), a community-based 501(c)(3) organization formed to serve as a conduit for corporate and individual donors. It exists to raise funds for school district needs, cultural and enrichment projects and events for students and the general community, and restoration endeavors and various programs at Rutherfurd Hall.

April 28th: Outstanding in the Orchard Dinner – An open air dinner prepared, cooked and served in the apple orchard. A five course chef, five course, 10 wine dinner uniquely presented.

April 29th: Our 5K Donaldson Dash will be run at dusk through the picturesque fields rarely seen by the general public.  Run as an individual, as a couple or as a team and help us raise money for the Trinity Church Food Pantry.

April 30th: Grand Tasting – Our 5th Annual Tasting features the likes of Morris Tap & Grill of Morristown and Paragon from Clark. Dozens of wines, beers, and distilled beverages.

BUY TICKETS/LEARN MORE: www.foodandwinetasting.net

Taste of the Town 2016