The Bracco Family, lives in Cedar Grove, NJ and also own/run a very pure, independent, small batch, naturally-grown, sustainable family farm in Pine Island NY.   After running his graphic design business for nearly 30 years, in 2009 we decided to buy a farm to have a large garden where we would grow for ourselves the cleanest produce possible while working with the individual character of each natural season. 

We set out using Safe-Seed-Pledge Non-GMO seeds and instituting time-tested natural sustainable farming techniques along with hand-cultivation of weeds without the use of any herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, weed killers, chemicals or glyphosate.  To our surprise, so many people approached us to purchase what we were growing Bracco Farms was born.  Now, while still maintaining our original farm ethics and techniques, Bracco Farms supplies our farm stand, many farm2fork chefs and organic farmers who purchase our produce for their own farm stands.  

Now as a result of a great response from people we meet who desire to educate themselves and improve the quality of their food, Tony has been giving library, school & corporate gardening/farming talks.  Tony has even worked with a local New Jersey school in building a school garden for its students.

Now, due to the continuing Coronavirus pandemic, food safety, food security and supply chain have become an important priority for the general public. Many people are now seeking to start their own vegetable gardens to safely provide themselves and their families with fresh, naturally grown vegetables. Most are new to this endeavor and don’t know where to begin.
To help those interested in some level of self suficiency via gardening Anthony has developed a selection of 4 programs that can show how this can be achieved.

Due to the continuing food chain and supply chain issues, food safety and security has become an important priority for the general public. Many people are now seeking to start their own vegetable gardens to safely provide themselves and their families with fresh, naturally grown vegetables. Most are new to this endeavor and don’t know where to begin.


To help those interested in some level of self sufficiency via gardening  yeoman farmer Anthony has developed a selection of 5 programs that can show how this can be achieved.

 

Through our Farm and Garden talks we will share our experience and hopefully help them and answer many of their questions so they too can experience the joy, satisfaction and security of growing their own food.

2023 Agenda
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2023 Virtual & Live 
Talk Schedule
Bernardsville Public Library
- Virtual
Monday, January 30th, 2023
6:30 PM
(908) 766-0118
Rutherford Public Library
- Live in Person
Tuesday, February 7th, 2023
6:30 PM
150 Park Avenue, Rutherford, NJ 07070
(201) 939-8600
Saint John the Baptist OC Church
- Live in Person
Sunday, February 12th, 2023
12:00 PM
29 Weaver Street, Little Falls, NJ 07424
(973) 256-0314
Saint Anthony of Padua Church
- Live in Person
Sunday, February 26th, 2023
1:00 PM
1360 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052 
(973) 325-2233
Maplewood Garden Club
- Live in Person
Monday, March 6th, 2023
7:00 PM
60 Woodland Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
Paramus Public Library
- Live in Person
Thursday, March 7th, 2023
7:30 PM
116 East Century Road, Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 599-1302
Pearl River Public Library
- Live in Person
Monday, March 13th, 2023
7:00 PM
80 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River, NY 10965
(845) 735-4084
Palisades Park Public Library
- Live in Person
Thursday, March 23rd, 2023
11:00 AM
257 Second Street, Palisades Park, NJ 07650
(201) 585-4150
Springfield Free Public Library
- Live in Person
Thursday, March 23rd, 2023
7:30 PM
66 Mountain Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081
(973) 376-4930
Glen Rock Public LIbrary
- Live in Person
Wednesday, March 29th, 2023
7:00 PM
315 Rock Road, Glen Rock, NJ 07452
(201) 670-3970
Demarest Free Public LIbrary
- Live in Person
Thursday, March 30th, 2023
6:30 PM
80 Hardenburg Avenue, Demarest, NJ 07627
(201) 768-8714
Sundial Garden Club
- Live in Person
Monday, April 3rd, 2023
7:00 PM
at the Hillsdale Library
609 Hilldale Avenue, Hillsdale, NJ 07642
201-967-7497
Sloatsburg Public Library
- Live in Person
Wednesday, April 5th, 2023
6:30 PM
1 Liberty Rock Road, Sloatsburg, NY 10974
(845) 753-2001
New City Library
- Virtual
Wednesday, April 12th, 2023
7:00 PM
(845) 634-4997
River Vale Free Public Library
- Live in Person
Monday, April 17th, 2023
1:00 PM
412 River Vale Road, River Vale, NJ 07675
(201) 391-2323
Roseland Free Public Library
- Live in Person
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023
6:30 PM
20 Roseland Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068
(973) 226-8636

Carlstadt Public LIbrary
- Live in Person
Tuesday, May 9th, 2023
6:30 PM
420 Hackensck Street, Carlstadt, NJ 07072
(201) 438-8866
Lee Memorial LIbrary
- Live in Person
Thursday May 11th, 2023
6:30 PM
600 West Crescent Avenue, Allendale, NJ 07401
(201) 327-4338
Wyckoff Public LIbrary
- Live in Person
Wednesday, May 17th, 2023
6:30 PM
200 Woodland Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481
(201) 891-4866
Hillsborough LIbrary
- Live in Person
Wednesday, August 23rd 2023
6:30 PM
379 South Branch Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844
(908) 458-8420
FARM & GARDEN TALK HANDOUTS
The Zip File below contains all the informational handouts for the Bracco Farms Farm and Garden Talks. Pleae feel free to download and share them.
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