Address: 90 Lambertville Hopewell Rd, Hopewell NJ 08525 / (609) 466-9241
About Us / Sweet Sourland Farms History: Sweet Sourland Farms is family owned & operated, offering locally grown forest and agricultural products for sale on a modest scale. "SS Sandy" hurt us badly but we're back! See our farm in the documentary "Sourlands".* PURE MAPLE SYRUP - For sale now! Pints (16 oz) : $12, Half-pints (8 oz): $7* LUMBER- eastern white pine -grown & milled on site * LOCAL BEE COLONIES- and Honey from Tassot Apiaries $7/pound * MEAT GOATS- Grass fed herd, Kiko/Boer, 2013 kids available now!We sell direct from the farm, call & pick up your order 9am-5pm, Mon-Sat.,or by appointment.ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS:MAPLE SYRUP It takes 40 gallons of sugar maple sap boiled down to produce 1 gallon of maple syrup. We have about 175-200 sugar maples on tap. In the wood-fired evaporator in our sugar house, we make about 20 to 45 gallons of 100% pure NJ maple syrup a year, depending upon weather conditions. Syrup season begins in late winter or early spring, we usually tap mid-January. We collect the sap with tubing on a vacuum system at sundown each day, and boil at night, so our production processes are not much to see. For those who want to experience "old time" sugaring in N.J., we recommend these public programs: Howell Living History Farm, Mercer county; Lord Stirling park, Somerset county; Lusscroft Farm, Sussex county. They all have websites and program calendars.LUMBER From our River Friendly farm and sawmill, we produce high quality air dried dimensional lumber with plantation grown eastern white pine. Our trees were planted 55 years ago, maintained as a crop (pruned to produce clear lumber), and have reached maximum growth. We do not use chemical fertilizers, pesticides or weed killers.S0RRY- WE DO NOT provide removal, transport or milling service for trees/logs grown elsewhere. Hardware, such as nails or fence wire, often invisible but embedded in a log, destroys the sawblade, requiring mill shutdown and replacement. If you need to have a log sawn up, try Heacock's Lumber in Bucks Co., PA.We have many thousands of board feet of plantation grown Eastern white pine 1"x, straight grain #2 and better. Pine is available in beams from 16"x!6" to 12"x12", or boards 1", 2" and up to 7" thickness. Most are from 8' to 12' in length, book matched and numbered. All wood is rough cut. Suitable for any use ranging from fine furniture to construction projects. Boards for raised bed gardening, as well as 1"x1" for trellis and tomato stakes has been popular this year. Straight pine logs up to 20' in length are also available for log cabins, etc.Planing is available at an extra charge. We can also custom cut needed sizes. Milled Lumber prices are calculated by the board foot, $1.25 for pine beams, $1.50 for pine boards. If you want to estimate your lumber costs, here's a link to a board foot calculator:http://extension.missouri.edu/scripts/explore/G05506.aspSlab Lumber - Slabs are the curved bark sections of the log removed in milling. It is the "waste" of the milling process; thickness varies, length from 8-14 feet. This offering is by appointment only, on self service basis. $20.00 per pick up truck load.Lumber in stock as of Nov.15, 2012: : Eastern White Pine.NOTE: Stock always variesFirewood - sold out.HONEYWe had 15-20 beehives, some on the farm, others distributed throughout Mercer and Hunterdon counties. Due to drought conditions summer 2010, there was no surplus honey; and our colonies did not survive the 2010-11 winter. LWe started new colonies in 2011, and hoped for a better season in 2012. There may be limited quantities available in 2013. We are now carrying honey from another local (Milford, NJ) beekeeper, Tassot Apiaries, at the farm.