Cream Ridge in the Upper Freehold Township of New Jersey started out as something of an agrarian wonderland. Early settlers in the area found the sandy loam soil perfect for farming. Many were so productive that they made a good living, at a time in the United State’s history when farming was more of a subsistence endeavor.
Like a lot of American communities, the Great Depression Rocked the Cream Ridge area, causing many farms that were once prosperous to fail. Today, the largely agricultural community has bounced back, and now features a nice variety of hobby farms interspersed with rather successful horse ranches.