Stone’s Throw Garden is an organic garden on one acre in Lebanon Township, Hunterdon County, NJ. It was created in 2000 and is run almost single-handedly by farmer Nora Pugliese. After the birth of her second child, Nora Pugliese decided on a career change. She found it at Farmer John’s Organic Produce, a 10 acre farm in Warren, NJ. Under the close tutelage of John Canright and his son — farmers, philosophers and mentors to many of New Jersey’s current organic growers — she learned about Consumer Supported Agriculture from dirt to dinner.
After a few years apprenticing at Farmer John’s, Nora and Mark with their two small boys moved out to a 5-acre house in Lebanon Township, NJ. The original fixer-upper farmhouse included a charming old stone building with lots of potential. They fenced in the old horse turnout and started breaking sod. Underneath was some great soil and hundreds of thousands of palm sized rocks.
In the decade since the first CSA in 2001, Stone’s Throw Garden has grown a lot more than vegetables and flowers; it has grown a community of people interested in where their food comes from and how it tastes. In 2013 we have thrown the doors open to all comers: Stone’s Throw Garden will now be operating as a farmstand. The farmstand will be open Tuesdays-Fridays 10-7 and Saturdays 10-3.
We’ll be updating this website with “What’s ready this week,” “News from the garden,” and–if we find the time– sharing some recipes. For automatic updates, please take a moment to enter your email in the “Subscribe for garden updates” box.
Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you at Stone’s Throw Garden!