- Trails open year round
- outdoor farmers market Sundays May-November 9 am - 1 pm
- tours available by appointment
- farmers market
- winter market
- themed programming
- on-site parking
- trail maps
- some areas ADA accessible
- event space for rent
111 Mine Street, Raritan Township, NJ 08822
The historic Case-Dvoor Farmstead is located just outside of Flemington. Listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, the 40-acre site has a cluster of 19th- and early 20th-century barns and a 1798 stone farmhouse that now serves as the headquarters of the Hunterdon Land Trust.
Johan Philip Kaes (Case) emigrated from the German Palatinate and was naturalized in New Jersey in 1730. He purchased a 374-acre tract located just west of present-day Flemington seven years later from the sons of William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, who owned thousands of acres in New Jersey. Johan Philip established his pioneer farmstead beside the Walnut Brook, which flows through property. After Johan's passing, the property was split between heirs and some of it was sold. In 1798, Johan's son Philip built the stone farmhouse that still stands today. Throughout the years the property has passed through a number of hands and has seen various uses including copper mining, a tannery, a dairy barn, and a stock farm. The Dvoor family, Latvian immigrants, were the last to own it before the Land Trust and sought to preserve it as a surviving example of the Flemington area's agricultural heritage.
Today the site hosts a popular farmers market and winter market, featuring local fruits, vegetables, grass-fed meats, cheese, bread, wine, honey, live plants, alpaca woolens, and a variety of organic produce. Visitors can enjoy various trails through the property that connect to nearby nature preserves.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
- Pick up some fresh produce and homemade goods from local farmers at the farmers market, Sundays May - November
- Do some holiday shopping at the indoor winter market
- Take a hike through scenic trails on the property that link up with Mine Brook Park, the Morales Nature Preserve, and the Uplands Reserve
- Arrange for a tour of the 1798 stone farm house
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