A RIVER FRIENDLY FARM CERTIFIED
Horse Boarding Facility, Hay, Mixed Vegetables
OPEN TO PUBLIC:
Nestled along the Back Brook tributary of the Neshanic, Ditzel Farm is a 93-acre horse boarding facility that also grows hay and vegetables for sale. The Ditzel Farm is actively involved in 4-H programs and provides a practice space for the Round Valley Riders and Pink Ladies to practice for drill team.
Jenelle and Walter Ditzel have been involved in learning about and conserving their natural resources since they purchased the farm in 2000.
They began by working with North Jersey Resource Conservation and Development to plant a buffer zone along the Back Brook tributary to protect the water from soil erosion and farm runoff.
The planting consisted of 300 trees and shrubs which were provided by the Fish and Wildlife Service and planted by youth volunteers.
In addition, the Ditzels have worked with USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service to implement over 40 conservation practices.