Atlantic Farms in Wall Has Closed Permanently
This is so sad!
My kids were raised going to the sweet little petting zoo/farm, Atlantic Farms, near the Manasquan circle in Wall Township. From Halloween pumpkin picking and hayrides, to feeding their very first live animals and seeing the baby animals in springtime, I have always had such warm feelings about this little farm next to Hink's.
But the owners have posted a message saying they have decided to close. Here's what it says:
"The Tobia family and staff of Atlantic Farms would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support, friendship and patronage for the past 32 years.
It is with heavy hearts after various business and personal circumstances, Atlantic Farms will no longer be in operation.
It has been an extremely difficult decision to close our doors and fields to all of you. Our rescued farm animals are dear to our hearts as they are to you and we have found new homes on private farms and other petting farms for all of them. The care and welfare of our animals is extremely important to us and their new homes were carefully selected.
With farming roots dating back over 100 years, Atlantic Farms has become an integral part of the Wall Township community - even our very own and beloved dairy cows, Annie and Daisy became the official mascots! We will forever cherish the memories and traditions we created and shared with all of you. It has been so rewarding and an incredible experience providing entertainment, education and enjoyment for you and your families.
Through the years, we have had the privilege to farm over 300 acres in the community as well as help protect its rural history and open space. We are so grateful to the many opportunities that made us who we are today: our farm animals, pick your pumpkin season, providing hayrides at various town events, participating in the Belmar St. Patrick's Day Parade as well as becoming involved as a sponsor for many sports teams, activities, helping the Wall Township Police K9 Unit and so many more.
There will be a farm auction on April 25th, 2020 to sell our tractors, trucks, equipment, antiques and other items.
There will be more information to follow in the coming weeks.
Atlantic Farms has left an indelible mark on the community - thanks to you who have been a part of our farm's history.
We will miss all of you, our valued customers, clients and community. Thank you.
John Tobia, Owner
The Tobia Family
Our Atlantic Farms Staff"
We will miss you...and thank you for so many great years here at the Jersey Shore. After all, we're not ALL about the ocean and boardwalk. Some of us have loved every moment of time spent with our kids at your farm.