Hey There- In reply to local farms...
I am a fan of a few grass fed farms in New Jersey-
I am a frequent customer of Upper Meadows Farm and CSA in Montague; they have great prices on pasture raised beef; and it is all dry aged... giving it really great flavor; even their chop meat is incredible.
I also enjoy Simply Grazing Organic Farm down in Hopewell; just a short breeze of side roads away from Flemmington... They have a great variety; their prices are a bit high; but they are a wonderfully nice family with a set of exceptional dogs; you can also walk out in the field and meet cattle if it so pleases you.
There is also a "vendor" called Degage Gardens in Hopewell; she will try to special order you almost any cut; her beef comes from PA. Also; there is a farm called Cherry Grove down near Princeton I have yet to visit.
They are all a bit of a drive away; but I enjoy supporting the local farmers; and they are beautiful drives through corners of New Jersey we all might not take the time to see. And; the corner of New York I am in now isn't extraordinarily close to New Jersey; It is actually about 100 miles closer to Canada than it is to New Jersey
; so I wouldn't be much help with farms down yonder.
I do recommend LocalHarvest.org, it is a website that allows you to search for organic foods (like pasture raised beef) by location; it comes in handy when you are wondering what farm is closest. Also; another great food to try should you ever be at a grass fed farm is Pasture Raised Bacon; it has a great taste and is incredibly meaty and lean....