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Look Inside: Circle 3 Farms - Pompton Plains, NJ

Circle 3 Farms
Owner: Kyung Chang Min
Opened: 2006
Cooperative: none
Location: 950 NJ-23, Pompton Plains, NJ
Photographed: July 2020
Today's look inside is a greengrocer store on Route 23, or the Pompton Turnpike, which also owns a flower and garden center next door.
It's a bit of an unusual store, because here in far-northern New Jersey, it would be logical for these businesses to be attached to an actual farm. Instead, it's New York-style greengrocer with produce, gourmet groceries, deli, and actually a sushi counter. Quite similar, in fact, to the one out in Oakland we saw not long ago.
Produce takes up the right half of the store, with dairy on the back wall and grocery-deli-sushi on the left. The store is only about 5,000 square feet, and here we're looking from the right side to the left side.
One of the produce aisles.
Dairy along the back wall in the grocery department.
Deli and sushi on the side wall of the store. Our next stop tomorrow on The Market Report will be a tour of the large chain supermarket in the area just a mile south on route 23. Stay tuned!


  1. I always forget that this place exists! I've only ever been to the Garden Center, mainly because we never really thought much about this place. When I think of this area, I always think of Nature's Pavilion(which is closer to Stop and Shop) so I guess this store was always an after thought. But the ice cream shop just past here is great! Curly's? I hope you got some while you were in the area!
    (You'll be getting a bunch of comments from me tonight, sorry, lol.)

    1. Ah yes, Nature's Pavilion -- I think I went in there once years ago; I have frequented the Goodwill across 23 for years. I'm adding Curly's to my mental list of places to visit, although you have to understand, I need to stay in good shape for all these supermarket visits... which is to say, I have to save some room for all the desserts I buy in the stores.

      Always glad to have your comments! Thanks for all the insight to these stores you know well!


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