The vision of Happy Day Farm slowly emerged when Tim Stockel and his 2-year old daughter Trinity took a ride to the local hardware store to purchased pumpkin seeds to plant on a small section of their 7-acre landscape property. The pumpkins they planted grew successfully and the Stockel family took photos in their mini patch and shared their crop with friends.
Tim and Olivia welcomed their son Liam in 2007. This is also the year when the family doubled the size of the pumpkin patch, grew a corn maze, purchased a small hay wagon and held an autumn celebration with family and friends.
In 2012, the family purchased an abandoned 70-acre farm in Manalapan, New Jersey which officially launched Happy Day Farm. The family utilized the portion of land to plant pumpkins and held a Fall Festival with activities including a corn themed maze, zoo, horse shaped swings, pedal carts and more.
In 2016, the family purchased an additional 60 acres adjacent to the farm, making Happy Day Farm a total of 130 acres. The farm has expanded to include u-pick blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, sunflowers, lavender, zinnias and more.
"It's not just about the product, it's about the experience"