Family Farm Since 1941
Jim’s ancestors have been farmers for many years. Around 1910, they immigrated from Italy and settled in Jamaica, Long Island. Later, in the 1920s, they relocated to New Jersey. They farmed in Jamesburg until relocating to East Brunswick in the early 1930s, when they established themselves on Dunhams Corner Road. These farms were all leased out. They acquired the first part of the property, including the 20 acres near the pond, in 1941 after realizing their American Dream. The adjacent property was later sold in 1947, adding 20 acres where the barn and farm market are now. German-Dutch settlers in the region created and held the property in the 1860s before Jim’s grandfather purchased it.
After purchasing the farm in 1986 from his parents, aunts, and uncles, Jim and Sue started operating it in 1981. As a wholesale truck farm, they used to raise a lot of food and transport it by truck into the city. Then they decided to concentrate on the pick-your-own crops offered on this website and increase the retail sector. Browse for more.
In 1989 they were recognized for their civic participation, leadership, and ingenuity by receiving the National Outstanding Young Farmers Award.
Jim Giamarese has held leadership positions in the Agricultural Society, the NJ Farm Bureau, and the State Board of Agriculture.
Jim and Sue received awards for National Outstanding Young Farmers in 1989 and Vegetable Grower of the Year in 2012.
The Different Apples and Their Availability
Cameo: a haphazard seedling discovered by Darrel Caudle in 1987 close to Dryden, Washington. The fruit has a delicious, sub-acid, fragrant taste and is firm and crisp. Conical in form, delicious-like in appearance, but without the “bumps” on the bottom. Bright red stripes on a creamy base make up the hue. The tree has high vigor, precocity, and production and is a semi-spur. This cultivar does no
t exhibit mildew, scald, bitter pit, or watercourse. Two weeks before Fuji ripens,
Cortland: a hybrid between McIntosh and Ben Davis that had the positive traits of both parents. The fruit has a stunning red color, is enormous, and has pristine white flesh. It produces bigger crops than most cultivars and is considered an annual bearer. Seven to 10 days after McIntosh when chosen.
Crimson Crisp: Gala strain with vivid colors and stripes was found in a block of Royal Gala® in Milton-Freewater, Oregon. Its father, Troy Gala, which matures three to five days later, has a comparable size and taste to Tenroy Gala. It has some background color, making it simpler to judge fruit ripeness. It is recommended for northern growing regions where rich color with a pronounced stripe is needed.
Empire: is red, juicy, firm, crisp, and delicious. They ripen throughout September and October and will keep until January. The initial seed was a hybrid between the varietals McIntosh and Red Delicious. They are lovely for eating salads and fantastic for sauces, baking, pies, and freezing.
Fuji: They are medium to big. The fuji’s thick skin is often laced with red vertical stripes and has a pale red color with a yellow flush. The inside, creamy white meat of the fuji is substantial, luscious, and crisp. The taste is subtle but quite sweet, with overtones of honey and citrus and low in acid.
Gala: Near his Royal Gala orchard in Malaga, Washington, Wally Gale discovered the gala. This sport produces 90–100% full red color with rich red striping in only one or two pickings. The finish is quite tidy. Fruit size, hardness, and eating quality are equivalent to other Gala sports.
Golden Delicious: A russet-resistant variety of the original Golden Delicious, one of the apple varieties that are most frequently cultivated globally. The fruit has a traditional Golden Delicious taste and is firm and medium-sized. The tree is simple to control, spreads widely, and produces. To sustain yearly bearing, fruit thinning is necessary.
Honeycrisp: The University of Minnesota created this well-known cultivar. The fruit is orange-red, primarily with a yellow background. This apple’s deep flavor has earned it the title of “#1” in taste tests. It is crisp, juicy, and sweet-tart. The fruit averages 3 inches and up, matures ten days before Red Delicious, and stores well. This cultivar has tremendous potential for thriving in northern climates because of exceptional winter hardiness. Apple scab is only somewhat resistant to Honeycrisp. The tree has weak growth and blooms slowly.
Christmas Trees to Pick and Cut
COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE
- Silvery to dark green, dense, pyramid-shaped needles, 3/4″ to 1 1/4″.
- Because of the sharp needles, it is suggested for animals that climb.
- Flat, 2″–3″ long, soft, silvery-blue needles with a citrus scent.
- Superb retention of the needle.
- Long, lush, blue-green, velvety, and aromatic needles measure 1″.
- Strong, symmetrical branches with excellent needle retention.
- 3/4″ long, glossy, dark green needles.
Precut Christmas Trees
- flat needles that are soft and have a silvery underside.
- Bottlebrush texture, 3/4″ to 1″ long.
- Strong branches with excellent needle retention and a lovely scent.
Choose Your Own Liability in New Jersey.
In the situation of a landowner that operates a “pick your own” business, the law in New Jersey addressing premises liability and the landowner’s duty of care that is generally present was virtually thrown aside. The act alters the duty of care required of a business invitee on “agricultural or horticultural property,” which is described in the law as “orchards, nurseries, or other land dedicated Plants, crops, trees, forest products, and other associated commodities are produced for sale. This is the greatest responsibility and usually requires the landowner to ensure that the premises are free of flaws and safe for the general public. For this visitor, the landowner is ordinarily responsible for repairing any harmful conditions on the property and informing business visitors of any concealed faults. Continue reading.
Bring the entire gang, whether it be your relatives or closest friends. Jim and Sue, as well as the rest of the Giamarese Farm staff, are looking forward to seeing you this season. You may reach them by phone at (732) 821-9494 or on their website.