Historic farmhouse in Voorhees NJ on the verge of becoming a vineyard and winery
There is exciting news from Voorhees, Camden County. Stafford Farms intends to turn into a vineyard, cellar and flower farm!
No one could be more delighted with this development than I am. My parents took my brother and I to Stafford Farms often like children. We loved watching and feeding the horses and eating homemade ice cream afterwards.
But in recent years the farm has been bought and sold several times, even by the township of Voorhees. The corner of the farm at Evesham Rd. And White Horse Road. is officially a preserved piece of Camden County.
Much of the land today belongs to Bill and Amy Green, according to 70and73.com. Bill grew up in Marlton and remembers the farm being in its prime including the Cow Tail ice cream bar I mentioned above.
Earlier this year, the Greens bought 70 acres of Stafford Farm, which is nearly 250 years old, and intends to dedicate about 30 of those acres to vines.
Just this week, the couple received the good news they were hoping for from the Camden County Agricultural Development Board: they have been allowed to operate Stafford Farms as a vineyard, stable, and flower and produce farm. Its official name will be Saddlehill Cellars on Historic Stafford Farms.
And, Bill Green is quite, saying 70and73.com, “We see this as a very long term investment. Generational.” His wife Amy is equally committed, saying, “I think this is all wonderful beyond my wildest dreams.”
I am okay!
Here are some of the things the new Saddlehill Cellars plans to offer visitors:
- a 7,000 square foot tapas-style tasting room
- small equine breeding
- a new 4,320 square foot barn
- seasonal fruit crops (such as strawberries and pumpkins)
Next month, farm staff will plant 250,000 tulip bulbs in hopes of a strong flowering in time for Mother’s Day next May. The other months of the year, they will switch to sunflowers!
Ooooh! And there are the ALPACAS!
This is such incredible news for Camden County, and there is literally so much to this story. You can read more about The Greens and the new Stafford Farms here.
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