Cranford Farm Wins Award

MONROE — Dreyer Farms of Cranford was awarded the 2011 Century Farm Award by the New Jersey Agricultural Society at the Society’s annual dinner gala on March 26 in Monroe Township. The farm was started by brothers Gustav and Henry Dreyer in 1904, who would pick their crops, load it on a truck and drive it to the major produce markets in Elizabeth or Newark. In 1949, Henry’s daughter-in-law, Henrietta, opened the roadside market. That same building, plus a few additions, houses the family business today. Today, Henry Jr. and his brother, John run the market, which sells their home-grown flowers, plants and produce. Pictured above, from left to right, are Bill Griffin, NJ Agricultural Society President, Martha, Henry and John Dreyer, Adam Costello and Jessica Dreyer. (Photo courtesy of the NJ Dept. of Agriculture)

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