Arley Farms is nestled away in the rolling hills of northwestern New Jersey, just one hour from the hustle and bustle of New York City. We are a family of farmers and we work hard to produce some of the best-tasting all-natural beef, pork, lamb, & poultry. In addition, we have fresh seasonal produce, and an apple orchard in the works!
Meet the Bakers
Jon and Amanda met over coffee – and coffee – and more coffee – in 2007. They bought their first home together in 2012 and were married shortly thereafter. In 2013, they welcomed their daughter, Aria, to the world. Because a new marriage, a new house, and a new baby weren’t enough, they decided to purchase the property that Arley Farms is located on in 2014 at about the same time they learned they were expecting their second child. 2014-2015 was a blur of house-building and barn restoration; Jon started a commercial construction management firm in January of 2015; and in April 2015 future farm-hand Bentley was born. They moved to Arley Farms in October of 2015 and finished installing their kitchen just in time for a Christmas party (because, that’s how everyone functions, right?)
Jon had always envisioned himself farming someday far in the future - perhaps in his “retirement.” With a background that includes various roles across the construction, financial, and information technology sectors, and involvement in an eclectic array of projects outside the confines of the traditional 9-5, some of which have included consulting with small businesses ranging from daycares to restaurants, serving as an advisor to the Board of Directors of a NJ-based community bank from the concept stage through the opening of their 3rd branch, planning and implementing instructional technology and staff policies for a NYC-based charter school, and co-founding a specialty horizontal directional drilling firm currently engaged in construction of a major NGL pipeline (where he continues to oversee finance, compliance, and regulatory affairs), at 37 – about 6 weeks after he and Amanda welcomed their third child, Rosalie – he decided there was no time like the present to throw caution to the wind and hop on a tractor.