Do you know what is so wonderful about South Jersey? Farms! South Jersey is still home to many family-owned and operated farms.
One of those farms is The Jennings Farm, a 100-acre farm on preserved farmland in Medford that had been in the Jennings family for four generations. It dates back to 1785 and is permanently deed-restricted for agricultural use. Now owned by Michael and Stephanie Yekenchik, the land raises free-range laying hens for eggs and offers ride pastures and horse stables. There is also a stand with local produce from area farms.
They also recently launched a cafe cart on the farm called 1785 FarmDog, offering hot dogs made from 100% grass-fed beef from their own pastures at Medford Cattle Farms. You can’t get any more farm to mouth than that!
Folks can visit the farm and enjoy an assortment of all-natural, uncured hot dogs boiled in onion water and served on Del Buono hot dog rolls delivered fresh daily. Hot dogs are sold individually or as a combo with a bag of Uglies chips and a drink.
They also offer shaved ice sweetened with their own all-natural honey and unrefined organic sugar. The honey comes from 75 bee hives on the farm in collaboration with Mill Creek Apiary. They also sell the honey at the produce stand.
The hot dog cart at 40 Jennings Road is open from Thursday to Sunday, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. The food cart will likely be available until Thanksgiving, weather-permitting. Don’t forget to hit the ATM before going, though, as they are cash only.
The Jennings Farm has fun things planned in the Autumn, such as fire pits, s’mores, charcuterie boards, pumpkin carving days for the kids, etc.
So please check them out and spend a day at a local working farm. Support and eat local.
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