Holland Ridge Farms is a family-owned tulip grower and flower farm in central New Jersey. It currently hosts two annual u-pick flower seasons – tulips in the spring and sunflowers in the fall. Our farm attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the East Coast and continue to grow every single year. Read on to learn more about how it all got started and discover the family behind the flowers.

Tulip growing is in the Jansen family DNA

Holland Ridge Farms Jansen Family History

The Jansen family roots run deep in Holland where they started growing tulips over 100 years ago. At the head of the family is Casey Sr, who immigrated to the United States in 1964 when he was just 17 years old and founded Holland Greenhouses Inc. Sr learned Dutch-tulip bulb techniques from his father and incorporated everything he was taught into growing tulips in New Jersey. Holland Greenhouses Inc still operates today as a wholesale growing company that ships millions of tulips to supermarkets up and down the East Coast.

It’s not what you can do for yourself, it’s what you can do for others.

Casey Jansen Sr – Owner of Holland Ridge Farms

The best memories are made on the farm

With over 50 years of tulip growing experience under his belt, Sr spearheaded the idea of creating a u-pick tulip season for the public to enjoy. While scouting land for a brand-new greenhouse, Sr and his son Casey Jr discovered 153 acres of preserved farmland with nutrient-rich soil, perfect for growing flowers. For over 200 years the land was owned by the Rue family and functioned primarily as a dairy farm. If you look closely today, you can still see remnants of its dairy farming past.

In 2017 the entire Jansen family spent months lovingly restoring the farm to its former glory and also began incorporating elements from their Dutch heritage. Coincidentally the land next to the farm became the location of the new greenhouse!

In the Fall of 2017, we planted more than 1 million tulip bulbs in preparation for our u-pick tulip season. In April 2018 we opened the gates to the public and the response was overwhelmingly positive. Tens of thousands of visitors flocked to the farm to experience the rows and rows of colorful tulips. We were all blown away by how much people enjoyed the experience and immediately began setting our sights on the future potential of Holland Ridge Farms.

Building on the success of the tulips, we added u-pick sunflowers in the fall of 2018. By 2019 both events had grown in popularity and attracted well over one hundred thousand visitors from across the United States.  After a turbulent start to 2020, we had to cancel our u-pick tulips and were forced to adapt in the hopes of keeping the business going. Read on below to see how we made it through!

Tulip rows and barns at holland ridge farms