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 8 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.


"The natural defense of freedom is the home and the natural defense of the home is the Homestead."
– Father Vincent McNabb

2024 Agenda
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2024 Virtual & Live 
Talk Schedule
Sloatsburg Public Library
- Live in Person
Wednesday, January 10th, 2024
6:00 PM
1 Liberty Rock Road, Sloatsburg, NY 10974
(845) 753-2001
Totowa Public LIbrary
- Live in Person
Tuesday January 23th, 2024
6:00 PM
537 Totowa Road, Totowa, NJ 07512
(973) 790-0306
Lee Memorial LIbrary
- Live in Person
Thursday January 25th, 2024
7:00 PM
600 West Crescent Avenue, Allendale, NJ 07401
(201) 327-4338
Fairfield Free Public LIbrary
- Live in Person
Saturday, January 27th, 2024
11:00 AM 
261 Hollywood Avenue, Fairfield, NJ 07004
(973) 227-3575
Rutherford Public Library
- Live in Person
Monday, February 5th, 2024
6:30 PM
150 Park Avenue, Rutherford, NJ 07070
(201) 939-8600
Washington Twp. Public Library
- Live in Person
Wednesday, February 7th, 2024
6:30 PM
144 Woodfield Road, NJ 07676
(201) 664-4586
Fairfield Free Public LIbrary
- Live in Person
Saturday, February 24th, 2024
11:00 AM 
261 Hollywood Avenue, Fairfield, NJ 07004
(973) 227-3575
Saint John the Baptist OC Church
- Live in Person
Sunday, February 25th, 2024
12:00 PM
29 Weaver Street, Little Falls, NJ 07424
(973) 256-0314
MGAPC
Master Gardener Association of Passaic County
- Live in Person
Tuesday, February 27th, 2024
7:00 PM
1799 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 632-0627
Mendham Boro Public Library
- Live in Person
Wednesday, March 6th, 2024
7:00 PM
10 Hilltpo Road, Mendham, NJ 07945
973-543-4152
Bloomfield Public Library
- Live in Person
Saturday, March 16th, 2024
11:00 AM
90 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
973-566-6200
Hilldale Public Library
- Live in Person
Monday, March 18th, 2024
7:00 PM
609 Hilldale Avenue, Hillsdale, NJ 07642
201-967-7497
MG of BC
Master Gardener Association of Bergen County
- Live in Person
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024
7:00 PM
1 Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 336-6783
Garretson Forge and Farm
- Live in Person
Wednesday, March 20th, 2024
7:30 PM
4-02 River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
(201)7971775
Oakland Public Library
- Live in Person
Thursday, April 4th, 2024
6:30 PM
2 Municipaal Plaza, Oakland NJ 07436
(201) 337-3742
Mahwah Public Library
- Live in Person
Monday April 8th, 2024
6:30 PM
100 Ridge Rd Mahwah, NJ 07430
(201) 529-7323
New City Public Library
- Live in Person
Tuesday, April 9th, 2024
7:00 PM
200 North Main Street, New City, NY  10956
(845) 634-4997
Montvale Free Public Library
- Live in Person
Thursday,  April 11th, 2024
7:00 PM
12 Mercedes Drive, Suite 100, Montvale, NJ  07645
(201) 381-5090
Sparta Public Library
- Live in Person
Saturday, April 13th, 2024
11:00 AM
22 Woodport Road, Sparta, NJ 07871
(973)-729-3101
Bernardsville Public Library
- Live in Person
Tuesday, April 16th, 2024
2:00 PM
1 Anderson Hill Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924
(908) 766-0118
Clifton Garden Club
- Live in Person
Tuesday, April 16th, 2024
7:00 PM
Clifton Library, 44 Lyall Road,  Clifton NJ 07011
(973)471-0555
CBRE
- Live in Person
Wednesday, April 17th, 2024
12:00 PM
250 Pehle Avenue, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
(201) 843-3922
Tenafly Public Library
- Live in Person
Thursday April 18th, 2024
10:30 AM
100 Riveredge Road, Tenafly, NJ 07670
(201) 568-8680
Northvale Library
- Live in Person
Tuesday, April 23th, 2024
6:30 PM
116 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ 07647
(201) 768-4784
Montville Township
- Live in Person
Wednesday, April 24th, 2024
7:00 PM
195 Changebridge Road, Montville, NJ 07045
(973) 331-3300
Demarest Free Public Library
- Live in Person
Thursday, April 25th, 2024
6:00 PM
90 Hardenburgh Avenue, Demarest, NJ 07627
(201) 768-8714
Bogota Public Library
Community Garden Party
- Live in Person
Saturday, April 27th, 2024
11:00 AM
Firemans Park, Bogota, NJ 07603
(201)-488-7185
Sloatsburg Public Library
- Live in Person
Monday, April 29th, 2024
6:00 PM
1 Liberty Rock Road, Sloatsburg, NY 10974
(845) 753-2001
Carlstadt Public LIbrary
- Live in Person
Wednesday, May 1st, 2024
6:30 PM
420 Hackensck Street, Carlstadt, NJ 07072
(201) 438-8866
Wyckoff Public LIbrary
- Live in Person
Thursday, May 2nd, 2024
7:00 PM
200 Woodland Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481
(201) 891-4866
CBRE
- Live in Person
Tuesday, May 7th, 2024
12:00 PM
401 Hackensack Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 843-3922
Tuxedo Park LIbrary
- Live in Person
Thursday, May 9th, 2024
7:00 PM
227 Route 17, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987
(845) 351-2207
Sloatsburg Public Library
- Live in Person
Wednesday, May 15th, 2024
6:00 PM
1 Liberty Rock Road, Sloatsburg, NY 10974
(845) 753-2001
Norwood Boro
- Live in Person
Thursday, May 16th, 2024
11:00 AM
Norwood Public Library, 198 Summit Avenue
Norwood, NJ 07648
(201) 768-9555
Fort Lee Public Library
- Live in Person
Monday, May 20th, 2024
10:00AM
320 Main Street, Fort Lee, NJ 07024
(201) 592-3614
Norwood Boro
- Live in Person
Tuesday, May 21st, 2024
7:00 PM
Norwood Public Library, 198 Summit Avenue
Norwood, NJ 07648
(201) 768-9555
Randolph Free Public LIbrary
- Live in Person
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024
7:00 PM 
28 Calais Road, Randolph, NJ 07869
(973) 895-3556
Rutherford Public Library
- Live in Person
Monday, June 17th, 2024
6:30 PM
150 Park Avenue, Rutherford, NJ 07070
(201) 939-8600
New City Public Library
- Live in Person
Wednesday, August 7th, 2024
7:00 PM
200 North Main Street, New City, NY  10956
(845) 634-4997
Metuchen Public Library
- Live in Person
Tuesday, August 13th, 2024
7:00 PM
480 Middlesex Avenue, Metuchen, NJ 08840
(732) 632-8526
Hillsborough LIbrary
- Virtual
Wednesday, August 28th, 2024
7:00 PM
(908)458-8420
Mahwah Public Library
- Live in Person
Wednesday, September 4th, 2024
6:30 PM
100 Ridge Rd Mahwah, NJ 07430
(201) 529-7323
Springfield Free Public LIbrary
- Live in Person
Monday, September 9, 2024
7:00 PM
66 Mountain Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081
973) 376-4930
Washington Twp. Public Library
- Live in Person
Tuesday, September 10th, 2024
6:30 PM
144 Woodfield Road, NJ 07676
(201) 664-4586
Pennington Public Library
- Virtual
Thursday, September 12th, 2024
7:00 PM
(609) 737-0404
Bogota Public Library
- Live in Person
Monday, October 7th, 2024
7:00 PM
375 Larch Avenue, Bogota, NJ 07603
(201)-488-7185
2025 Virtual & Live 
Talk Schedule
Maplewood Garden Club
- Live in Person
Monday, April 7th, 2025
730 PM
60 Woodland Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040
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