Farming is a Big Part of Deerfield's History and Future

Farm & Winery Tour

Take these free tours at 3, 4 and 5 PM on Sat. and Sunday at the Festival.

Departs from Morton Ave. in front of Fire Hall.  Pick up free tickets in advance of tour hours at the Festival Main Information Booth to assure space on the tour. 


 Tour includes brief history of farming in the Township and stops at Cedar Rose Vineyards and Sparacio Farms..  The tours are sponsored by Cumberland County Board of Freeholders and the vineyards. 

Deerfield Township Farmers of the Year and Farm Heritage Award Recipients

Cosmo and Angel Sparacio Paladino were a past farm of the year award winner.

From it's founding in 1979, the Harvest Festival included recognition of farmers in the Township. They are a big part of the history of this rural, agriculture community and play an important part in the economy and in  the future.  Farms contribute significantly to the quality of life found here.

Farmers of the year and farm heritage award recipients

The late Issac Levin received the Deerfield Township Farm of the Year Award in 1994. He is pictured with his daughter Pearl, Twp. Committeeman Aaron Kazan and Recreation Committee member John O'Brien. He was one of the many hard working farmers who contributed to the Township's rich farming history.

  

DEERFIELD TWP. FARMS OF YEAR

2017: Cedar Rose Vineyards - Dustin Tarpine, Steven Becker, Robert Becker, Sam Pipitone and Dom Romano, Partners

2016: DiFranco Nursery, LLC - Rosolino and Charles DiFranco & Family

2015: Southwind Vineyard & Winery- Lorre Allen & Joseph Riley

2014: Ned’s Honey, LLC – Ned & Doris Morgan

2012: Vernon Smith & Family - Chris Smith's Tree Farm

2011: Joe Olsen - J & J Family Green Houses

2010: Sal Tedesco - Sunnyside Farms

2009: Double J Farms, John Molinelli & Jim Simoni

2008: Dave and Patricia Finley - Forevergreen Tree Farm

2007: Cosmo and Angel Paladino - Big Oak Nursery

2006: Leroy and Dorothy Smith - Highline Farms

2005: Umberto and Charlotte Bifulco and Family Bifulco Farms

2004: Anthony Sparacio Jr. & III Families - Maple Valley Nurseries

2003: Morris Gould - Three Oak Farms

2002: John Visconti, II -  Visconti Farms

2001: Jules and Betsy Perlstein and Family - County Line Nurseries

2000: Nate Bisconte Farm - Nate & Verna Bisconte

1999: Wenger Farms - Jim and Barbara Wenger

1998: Pellegrino Benny LaSala

1997: Gasper P. Sparacio

1996: Anthony G. Pipitone

1995: Nate Sparacio and Sons

1994: Saul and Isaac Levin & Family - Levin Farm

1993: Frank & Vincent Paladino & Family - Paladino Farms

1992: Joseph and Anna Sparacio & Family - Parkside Farms

1991: Sam, Frank and Dom Buono and Families - Buono Farms

FARM HERITAGE AWARDS:

2009: Frank &, Dom Buono and  Families - Buono Farms

Frank & Josephine Paladino and Family - Paladino Farms

Joseph V. Sparacio and Family - Parkside Farms 

2008: Sam and Millie Pipitone and Family - Adamo Pipitone & Sons Farm

2007: Louis Pizzo and Family - Six Point Farms

The late Gaspar Sparacio received the Farm of the Year Award in 1997. He is pictured with Twp. Committeewoman Phyllis Ladota and his son.

Farm Heritage Award Recipients in 2009 included Buiono Farm, Parkside Farms and Paladino Farms. Double J Farms was 2009 Farmer of the Year. In the photo, left-right: Roy Spoltore, Festival Chairman, Twp. Committeeman Cosmo Laurella, Jennie Buono, Frank Buono, Phyllis Buono, Dominick Buono, Joseph V. Sparacio, John Molinelli, Jim Simoni and Twp. Committeeman John Stanzione.