Hours: Saturday & Sunday– Kitchen: 8-3; Market: 8-5

BEACH PLUM FARM MEMORIAL DAY BBQ & PIG ROAST

Join us for Beach Plum Farm’s own Memorial Day Tradition, our Memorial Day BBQ Cookout & Pig Roast. Chef Todd will be getting out his grill and serving up some juicy roast pig from our own Beach Plum Farm heritage Berkshire hogs, Monday, May 28 from 11am-5pm. Relax with a cocktail to some live music.  We’ll be pouring local beer, wine, and cocktails. And feast on farm-fresh meats and sides– we’ll also be dishing out some tasty pork burgers, BBQ Turkey, wings, hotdogs.  Come let us cook so you don’t have to!

Spring at the Farm!

BPF Barn- Spring at the FarmWhat’s more enjoyable than spending a Saturday outdoors with the family on a beautiful spring day?
 
We invite you to spend Saturday, May 26th with us at Beach Plum Farm for Spring at the Farm! Hop on a hayride to tour our working farm, sip on local brews, wines, and spirits at the cash bar, and enjoy a picnic lunch of farm-fresh fare as you listen to live music!
 
Tour the Farm and Market, watch the crops come up, and visit the piglets. The Farm Market will be open until 7 pm, so you can pick up some fresh spring produce, eggs and meats to stock your fridge for the week.
Spring at the Farm will begin at 11 AM and run through 7 PM. We encourage you to walk, ride a bike, or carpool over to the Farm to make the most of your day!

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Farm 2018

Radishes, leeks, asparagus and fresh lettuces are popping up everywhere as the farm comes to life with the arrival of spring. Where better to usher in Mother’s Day than in this magical setting.  Join us for a Farm-to-Table Family Brunch at Beach Plum Farm.  Chef Todd Phillips will be using ingredients harvested right from our farm for his buffet menu. Enjoy communal seating in our picnic grove and our hoop house.  Enjoy a cash bar with festive Mimosas, wine, and Bloody Marys.

Buffet Menu:

scrambled eggs, egg benedict, quiche, fried eggs

our own sausage, bacon

garlic smashed potatoes, home fries

ham, turkey casserole 

pie, muffins, rolls, butter

Beverages:  OJ, bottled water, ice teas, hot tea, BYOB

Date:

Sunday, May 13th

$35 per adult
$15 per child (4-12)
Cash Bar with wine, Mimosas, and Bloody Marys.
Seating is Limited.

SOLD OUT

Due to the limited seating and advance preparations
required for our Farm-to-Table meals, all reservations are non-refundable.  

If one of our events sells out, please call Wendy Guiles at 609 602-0128
to be placed on our waiting list.

Menu Subject to Change.

The Farm will be Open from 8-9:30am on Mother’s Day, Then Closed to the Public for our Sold Out Mother’s Day Brunch.

Spring Dinners at Beach Plum Farm

The scent of spring is in the air, so it must be time for Beach Plum Farm’s Spring Farm-to-Table Dinners. Chef Todd Phillips uses early spring ingredients harvested that day for his menu- a unique experience each week.

 You’ll love mixing and mingling around the crackling fire pit on a cool spring evening, sharing not only your bottles of spirits and wine but also sharing stories before dining family style at communal tables. 

The dining experience itself will remain a surprise and will depend on the weather – we might choose to be outside, under a tent, in our hoophouse or in our hand-hewn post and beam Amish barn.   

All dinners are BYOB.  We invite you to bring your own wines or spirits. Farm-fresh juices and herbs will be provided as mixers to make your own craft cocktails.  Enjoy this night as a time to socialize and tell stories with friends and to share the bounty of our farm’s early spring harvest.

Early Spring Farm-to-Table Dinners at Beach Plum Farm
6:30 pm in the Evening 

$85 per person
plus 20% service charge & tax
for a total of $108.76 per person.  BYOB.

Saturday, April 21st
SOLD OUT

Saturday, April 28th

Saturday, May 5th

Saturday, May 12th

Due to the limited seating and advance preparations required for our Farm-to-Table dinners, 
all reservations are non-refundable.  

Easter at the Farm

Daffodils are in bloom and tiny chicks are running everywhere. The farm is beginning to come to life as spring arrives. Where better to usher in Easter with a Farm-to-Table Family Brunch?  Chef Todd Phillips will be using ingredients harvested right from our farm for his buffet menu. Enjoy communal seating in our picnic grove and our heated tent. Easter flowers will be for sale, and we will have a spring storytime for the children at 12:30 and 1:30 pm. Rounding out your Easter experience is a hayride for the whole family. 

Buffet Menu:

scrambled eggs, egg benedict, quiche, fried eggs

our own sausage, bacon

garlic smashed potatoes, home fries

ham, turkey casserole 

pie, muffins, rolls, butter

Beverages:  OJ, bottled water, iced teas, hot tea, BYOB

Date:

Easter Sunday, April 1st
Seatings at 10am, 11am, 12pm & 1pm

$35 per adult
$15 per child (4-12)
BYOB
Seating is Limited.

Due to the limited seating and advance preparations
required for our Farm-to-Table meals, all reservations are non-refundable.  

If one of our events sells out, please call Mike Stango at 609 602-0128
to be placed on our waiting list.

Vegetable Production Manager: Join the Beach Plum Family

About the Vegetable Production Manager position: The position is for vegetable production only but we do raise our own animals and bees as well. Some crossover is likely but will be limited. Responsible for planning, coordinating, and directing the operation of vegetable production and its specialized subordinate and related units such as garden, field, fruit, parterre, growing houses, and perennial crops. Daily supervision and direction of farm staff. Development, implementation, and maintenance of the quality standards for the farm to ensure optimal productivity and adherence to brand standards.

Full Time; Year Round; Salary; Benefits; 401K; Cell Phone; Housing may be available to the right candidate; Position to start immediately

Duties & Responsibilities: May be described as, but not limited to…

  • Work with the owner and general manager to develop an annual strategic plan for the vegetable production.
  • Plan, develop, and direct the operations of major farming functions such as herbs, fruit, flowers, perennial and seasonal crops and greenhouse.
  • Coordinate and make recommendations for improvements, land preparation, irrigation, fertilizing, planting crops, cultivation, and harvesting.
  • Determine soil use and rotation of crops.
  • Requisition equipment and materials; approve work schedules.
  • Identify staff development and training needs and ensure that training is obtained.
  • Work with Human Resources team to develop and grow internship programs.
  • Ensure proper labor relations and conditions of employment are maintained.
  • Maintain records, prepare reports, and compose correspondence relative to work.
  • Maintain open communication with owner, general manager, Chefs, and Accounting team.
  • Perform related work as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques of practical farm management.
  • Ability to keep records of time, production, and costs, and to make reports and recommendations for improvement in methods and equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of soils, crops, and farm building and equipment care and maintenance, knowledge of drip irrigation maintenance and supplies.
  • Ability to manage the use of materials and equipment efficiently and economically.
  • Knowledge of greenhouse maintenance and management.
  • Ability to supervise subordinate staff, including but not limited to, assignment of duties, evaluating work progress and taking disciplinary action when necessary.
  • Ability to multi-task and lead by example.
  • Most work tasks are performed outdoors. Must be able to work outside for long hours in the peak of summer heat and winter cold performing various tasks including physical labor.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds regularly.
  • Must be knowledgeable and able to maintain all safety and health regulations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school or equivalent education required.
  • Minimum five years agricultural experience involving farm planning, methods, and production; and experience in supervisory farm work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience is required. Experience with sustainable or organic farming is desired.
  • All employees must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance per Beach Plum Farm standards. Minimum uniform standards met and enforced.

Please email questions and/or cover letter & resume to Christina Albert at calbert@thebeachplumfarm.com.

Sustainable Farming at Beach Plum Farm

From the time we opened our gates in 2008, Beach Plum Farm has remained committed to what is frequently referred to as “farm-fresh” or “farm-to-table” food. If you’ve visited the farm, you know that this is a special place- a place where you can enjoy sustainably raised pork, pasture raised chicken and turkey, eggs laid just hours before they arrive on your plate, and heaping servings of hand-harvested veggies and herbs. You’ve seen the beauty of our zinnias and dahlias, sunflowers and evergreens, and the arches bursting with Hyacinth Bean Vine behind the Market.

But what you may not realize is all the hard work it takes to cultivate such a unique working farm, or what sustainable and “hand-harvested” really mean. Here, we’ll shed a light on what these terms mean both in the most general sense and in the case of our little piece of The Cape.

So you say you’re sustainable…

By definition, sustainable agriculture means producing food, fiber, and other plant or animal products using farming techniques that protect the environment, public health, and animal welfare. Sustainable agriculture enables us to produce the healthy foods we love, without compromising future generations’ ability to do the same. What does that look like at Beach Plum Farm? Our General Manager, Christina Albert says, “We implement sustainable farming practices in a few different ways at Beach Plum Farm. When it comes to our vegetables and herbs, we don’t use herbicides, and we won’t use any pesticides that aren’t certified organic. We also plant cover crops in the winter season to prevent soil erosion.” And the animals? They’re fed with locally sourced grain & are able to express their natural instincts with plenty of room to run around- you can often find our chickens pecking for seeds & bugs around the Farm.

The truth behind the trend…

Lots of restaurants claim to be “farm-to-table” or “farm-fresh” nowadays, and while we don’t discredit them, we believe that Beach Plum Farm and our partner restaurants exhibit what eating local is truly meant to be. From our 62-acre farm in West Cape May, our products travel 2 miles or less before being prepared and served at our own Kitchen, The Ebbitt Room, The Blue Pig Tavern & Boiler Room at Congress Hall, The Rusty Nail, and Louisa’s Café. Deliveries are made daily to ensure that it is handled with care and delivered promptly rather than sitting in a truck and being bustled across county & state lines. This doesn’t just benefit the quality of the produce & eggs, however, it also helps us limit our greenhouse gas emissions, looping back to our dedication to minimal environmental impact.

So there you have it. While simplified, this is what it means to be farm fresh. This is what it means to eat locally and responsibly. This is Beach Plum Farm, and this is our promise to you.

Sources: Sustainable Agriculture

Valentines Dinners at Beach Plum Farm

Join us for an intimate Farm-to-Table Valentines Dinner in the magical setting of Beach Plum Farm. Featuring our own fresh meats, poultry, herbs and vegetables, the romantic menu will be crafted by Beach Plum Farm’s Chef Todd Phillips and will be inspired by what’s fresh at the farm that week.  

Valentines Dinners at Beach Plum Farm

Limited to just 28 couples.
6:30 pm in the Evening 

Cost:  $175 per couple
plus 20% service charge & tax
for a total of $224.44 per couple.  BYOB.


Saturday, February 10th

Wednesday, February 14th

Due to the limited seating and advance preparations
required for our Farm-to-Table dinners, 
all reservations are non-refundable.  

 

Christmas at the Farm:
Beach Plum Farm’s Holiday Farm-to-Table Dinner Series

Start a new tradition this season with a festive holiday farm-to-table dinner at Beach Plum Farm.  Begin your evening with a stroll among the twinkling lights of our Elfin Woodland Marsh Trail where we’ll have cocktails and hors-d’oeuvres around the glow of a crackling fire.

Each menu will be curated by Beach Plum Farm’s own Chef Todd Phillips inspired by what’s fresh at the farm that week.  Highlights might include roast heritage turkey with sweet potato spätzle or braised Berkshire pork loin and gratin of leeks.

The dining experience itself will remain a surprise and will depend on the weather – we might choose to dine al fresco, under a tent or in a greenhouse– abundantly decorated with the greens and lights of an Old Fashioned Christmas.

Cap off the night with a Carol Sing and our complimentary Beach Plum Farm Songbook to take home with you as a souvenir. The Beach Plum Farm Market will be open for holiday shopping during the dinner so that guests can fill their Christmas Lists with unique local artisanal products, farm-inspired cookbooks, home goods and Christmas ornaments.

All dinners start at 6:30 with hors-d’oeuvres and are BYOB. We invite you to bring your own wines or spirits. Farm-fresh juices and herbs will be provided as mixers to make your own craft cocktails. Enjoy this magical night as a time to create your own Christmas memories with family and friends.

LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE!


Sunday, December 24, Christmas Eve
Includes Special Entertainment, Festive Bonfire, and a Hayride
$90 plus service charge and tax, $115.43 total
Chef Todd Phillips, Beach Plum Farm

ALL OTHER DINNERS SOLD OUT.

 

Community Campfire Dinners at Beach Plum Farm

Gather around our crackling campfire in the crisp fall air to share a hot meal with family and friends Saturdays from November 4th to November 25th from 4-8pm at Beach Plum Farm’s Community Campfire Dinners.

Chef Todd will be creating one-pot meals using our own seasonal farm-fresh ingredients and he’ll be cooking them over an open fire in our huge cast-iron kettle. He’ll have dishes like turkey chili made with our own pasture-raised broad-breasted bronze turkeys or perhaps Berkshire pork stewed with freshly-harvested fall vegetables. All mains will come with two sides.  We’ll also have s’mores for the kids and adults or other fun fireside desserts. Hot cider, coffee, tea and other non-alcoholic beverages are included with your meal.

Enjoy a hearty autumn dinner, then stay for a free family hayride!

$26.95 Adult.
$12.95 Child.
BYOB-we supply farm fresh juice, tea, and mixers.
Reservations recommended but not required.