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Springdale Farms
Farmers' market
Founded 1949 (1949)
Headquarters Cherry Hill, New Jersey,
United States

Springdale Farms is a family owned farmers' market, located on Springdale Road (County Route 673) in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States. As of 1999, this was Cherry Hill's last working farm.

History

Springdale Farms began in 1949, when Alan Ebert purchased the land at a time when three quarters of Cherry Hill was covered with farmland. Alan's widow, Mary, along with her children, took over operation of the 100-acre (40 ha) farm after his death. A fire in 1988, which was determined to be suspicious, destroyed the farm's 3,800 square feet (350 m2) retail building.

In late 1998, Springdale Road was widened, from two lanes to four lanes, including a center left-turn lane. This affected the farm by not only removing some of the farm's property, but also affecting the farm's business when the road had a detour that motorists used during the widening project. In 1999, the farm expanded to add three greenhouses, totaling 9,600 square feet, where produce, baked goods, crafts and other farm products are sold. In 2006, a fence was erected in response to the significant number of deer in the wooded area surrounding the farm.


Coordinates: 39°53′28″N 74°58′07″W / 39.89101°N 74.96869°W / 39.89101; -74.96869

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