Preserved Farms

Farms Involved


The Bergen County Farmland Preservation Program began with the permanent preservation of Sun Valley Farm, a 216-acre farm in the Township of Mahwah, on April 26, 2002.

To date, 7 farms totaling 314 acres have been preserved as farmland in the County.

Payment for Land


Payments to landowners were for the property’s development rights in exchange for the placement of an easement permanently restricting the property to agricultural use only. The cost of the easement was shared between the County (Open Space Trust Fund) and the State Agriculture Development Committee (Garden State Preservation Trust).

Farm Values

Farm Name Date Acres County ($) State ($) Total ($)
Sun Valley, Mahwah April 26, 2002 216.10 684,520 2,677,792 3,362,312
Twinbrook Nurseries, Franklin Lakes Feb. 6, 2004 6.48 395,252 592,879 988,132
Brooks Farm, Closter June 24, 2004 10.61 890,748 1,654,245  2,544,993
Demarest Farms April 4, 2005 11.00 1,677,098 1,677,098 3,354.196
Mahrapo Farm May 2006 12.50 775,573 545,081 1,320,654
Deepdale Farm June 2006 11.00 234,738 345,513 580,250
Kohout Farm January 2007 47.10 1,637,872 2,227,034 3,864,906
Totals ($):
314.10 6,295,801 9,719,643 16,015,444