Farm History
Isaac and Sarah Bader, both of whom emigrated from Eastern Europe and married in this country, were photographed circa 1934. Isaacís mother, Bella Goldie Bader, first came to Montville in 1907, leasing and then purchasing farm property in 1912. The Baders began by growing strawberries and later expanded to other produce. Isaac Bader married Sarah after his first wife Ė the mother of Barnie, Beckie, and Dave Bader - died during the influenza epidemic. Six children were born to Isaac and Sarah Bader: Annie, Estelle, Ida, Paula, Samuel, and Morris Bader. In earlier days, Sarah Bader was renowned for her substantial home-cooked meals, which featured fresh-picked produce and were offered to the public for $1.00 on Friday nights.

Samuel Bader, a son of Isaac and Sarah Bader, was photographed in the 1940ís with his wife, Frances. In 1955, Frances Bader instituted a roadside farm stand, the beginning of the farmís retail merchandising. Today, Bader Farms is a year-round, family-run operation, cultivating 15 acres in Montville Township and maintaining greenhouses for nursery stock as well. It is run by the fourth and fifth generation of Baderís -Ivan Bader, his wife Jean and son Ian. 
 

290 Change Bridge Road      Pine Brook, NJ 07058      973-227-0294      973-464-5694
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Holidays 8:00am - 3:00pm (hours are subject to change)
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