White Dog Farms, a Christmas Tree farm based in Southern New Jersey, is owned and operated by Mike Caffrey. Mike retired after close to 37 years with Atlantic Electric and wanted to do something with his 10 acres of property. Christmas trees seemed like an ideal crop for this long and narrow parcel of land, and planting started in 2002. We plant up to 2,000 seedlings each year, and it takes approximately 7 years for each seedling to grow into a 6-foot tree.
Specific types of trees were selected to match the environment in South Jersey, and all the trees are cultured and free of chemicals. Right now there are over 8,000 trees are growing on the farm.
The Christmas tree farm is located in Hammonton, New Jersey, a farm community settled comfortably between two major cities, Atlantic City and Philadelphia. Hammonton, the Blueberry Capital of the world, is close enough to catch a glimpse of the city action, yet far enough away to immerse oneself completely in the wilderness of the Pine Barrens; Hammonton truly is the Hub of South Jersey.
With easy access to the Atlantic City Expressway, Route 42, the Black Horse Pike, the White Horse Pike and Route 54, it’s a pleasant holiday drive from many nearby areas (see map).
Many people wonder, where did the name come from?
We’ve had numerous Siberian Huskies over the years, and they always like to sit, looking out the front door, watching the world go by. They can do this for hours! Our house has come to be known as “The House with the White Dog” standing guard in the doorway, hence the name White Dog Farms. Named in memory of Kira, Kasey, Harry, and Bella; and in honor of our current white dog, NanNuk (well, NanNuk is brown and white – but that’s OK), it’s a fitting name for the farm.
NanNuk was adopted from the Northern Exposure Siberian Husky Rescue, a wonderful group of folks dedicated to finding appropriate, permanent homes for Siberian Huskies who have lost their way in the world, promote their health and well being, and educate the public about these wonderful dogs to increase understanding of the breed and reduce the likelihood of homelessness.
If you have any questions, please contact Mike at mike@WhiteDogFarms.net or call (609) 457-4691.