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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