Hi friends, welcome back! I have a colorful tulip extravaganza post for you today. Jon and I recently visited Holland Ridge Farms in Cream Ridge, NJ about an hour and a half drive from NYC. This is largest U-Pick farm in the US and it spans 300 acres with over eight million tulips in the spring, and millions of sunflowers in the fall. Admission costs $13 a person for everyone over two, and you can pick unlimited stems for $1 each. The farm also has a feeding zoo, food trucks, pony rides, bakery, merchandise shop, and a complimentary shuttle running throughout the farm. Holland Ridge Farms is the perfect spring spot for everyone and we had the best time tip-toeing through the tulips 🙂
This family farm was created by the Jansen family to share their love of Dutch culture and tulips with the world. The Jansens have been in the tulip business for over 100 years starting with their Great Opa Casey in Holland. His son came to America as a teenager and began a tulip company after learning the tricks of the trade from his father. They pride themselves on their high quality, fresh, and extremely colorful tulips and now deliver to supermarkets on the east coast and ship nationally. In 2018 the Jansen family found the land for Holland Ridge Farms and created a version of the famous Holland tulips in New Jersey. Their slogan is “Don’t fly to Holland drive to Holland”.
All of the bulbs come from trusted farmers in Holland so that they are of the highest quality. We got lucky and had tickets for the prime weekend to see the tulips in all their glory.
Holland Ridge Farms was so beautiful and I loved walking through the seemingly endless rows of color! Hopefully one day I’ll make it to Holland to see their tulip fields, but until then this is an incredible alternative!
Jon and I took a break at the food trucks and bought some freshly made stroopwafels from Stroopies and cheesesteak soft pretzels from Twisted Steaks. Stoopies is a Lancaster, PA company that’s mission is to give meaningful employment to refugees while creating a delicious product. We tried the s’mores, salted caramel (my favorite!), and the original freshly heated up and they tasted incredible! If you love stroopwafels and supporting a great cause, I’d highly recommend checking out Stroopies, they ship nationwide and are highly customizable.
I can’t think of a more perfect place to spend a spring afternoon!
I was worried our tulips didn’t make the trip home, but they just needed a little love and water before they were standing proud.
I’d highly recommend making the trip to Holland Ridge Farms during tulip season! This farm is so beautiful and the perfect place to spend a relaxing spring afternoon. The fresh air and wonderful scents made for the perfect day outside the city 🙂