Francavilla Family Still Operating One of Fairfield's Oldest Farms

May 25, 2018 118

Fairfield Farms is one of the last working farms in Essex County. Located on 177 Big Piece Road and owned by Sal and Joyce Francavilla, it is one of the oldest farms in Fairfield, dating back to when the town was still part of Caldwell Township.

The Francavilla family story began in Avellino, Italy, where Sal’s grandparents, Salvatore and Maria, owned a tomato processing factory. Looking to better themselves, they boarded a ship and landed at Ellis Island in 1911.

 

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