32 thoughts on “Millside Farms, Riverside, N.J.”

    1. Roland – Sweet! It’s not like they are making any more of them. If you take a picture of that or any other local collectibles I’ll post it. – John

      1. Have 2 single serve Millside Farms glass cream bottles from my mother’s house. I remember the milkman coming to deliver.
        Just took photo.

  1. I have a Hillside Farms, Inc. yardstick with a phone # of HO 1-0046. Do you know the approximate date of the yardstick. I know they were established in 1922 but don’t know when they went out of business. Thanks

  2. Hi, Bill,
    Any item with Millside Farms printed on it is a sought after collectible. I sometimes see Millside Farms with a Delran address and other times as Riverside. I believe that the Delran Historical Society may be able to help you even tho’ the info on their website is not very extensive. http://delranhistoricalsociety.org Go to the “Contact Us” and ask.
    John McCormick

  3. i have a millside farms milk bottle that has 2 shapes. the bottom of the bottle is for the milk, with the top portion area for the cream to rise to the top. any info for when this was used please advise.

    1. I am familiar with the bottle but have no specific information about when Millside used that design. Bottles with that same general design came into use in the mid-1920s, but I saw an eBay seller claiming that his Millside creamtop was from the 1940s. Maybe someone with more knowledge can respond. In the meantime, here is a link to a PDF file “Dating Milk Bottles” http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/oterochap2a.pdf If you do find out, please let us know what you found. Best regards, John McCormick

    2. I have a Millside Farms, Creamtop milk bottle. It actually has “IT WHIPS” on the top of the bottle where the cream would rise, and the words. Millside Farms, Riverside New Jersey printed on the bottle where the milk would be.

    1. I am not aware of any large work on Millside Farms, but I don’t pretend to be an expert. I just have a couple of collectible bottles and a scanned image of a postcard from an acquaintance. I believe that Millside Farms was the topic of a Delran Historical Society a while back. We’ll put it out there for our readers to suggest a resource if anyone can. Regards, John McCormick

  4. Dr Russell Laslocky and his wife Fleur Laslocky were also the founders and owners of the Barn Arts Center in the early 1960s

  5. Thank you, Alex, for this info. I wonder if the Laslockys still have a stash of those milk bottles. Have you seen the prices for Millside collectibles on eBay lately? Regards, John McCormick

    1. Unfortunately they don’t. There was quite a bit that was lost in both fires that occurred on the farm.

  6. John, I found my Dad’s baseball jersey. Riverton lettered in the front, Millside Farms in the back.
    I’m wondering if anyone would have team photos?
    Ed Hoyt Jr.

  7. back in the late fiftys we used to live at millside farms ,my father worked there ,and my uncle also ,the workmans and the freemans ,we lived on the old dirt lane , old woody Windsor and hunsickers lived on the lane too , back before they built the ele school on chester ave they were the good ole days

  8. Some folks come here hoping to get a taste of those “good ole days,” Donald. If you have any Millside Farms “souvenirs” or photos of the place, please send us photos or scans. Regards, JMc

  9. Back in the late fifties when Delran began its growth spurt with first Delrcrest, followed by Millside Heights. Although they were technically in Delran. Residents had to use Riverside as there address. Delran at that time, only had a part time police force.

    1. Yes it was great for ice cream. I remember they used to use a square scooper to dish out the ice cream. Nice place to just hang out. They had decent cheesesteaks.

  10. In the early 60’s my parents looked and purchased our home in Millside Heights. Going to the Millside Dairy Bar Is certainly one of my many cherished memories of growing up in the Delran/Riverside area. Recently having one of my dear friends come into the area we took a ride down memory lane. The ride of course included going through Millside and taking pictures of our old homes and calling some of our friends as we passed their houses. Last but not least a trip to the supermarket to buy some “Boost” was in order. After all we grew up on Boost now,didn’t we? Being blessed with friendships that have lasted over 55 years truly speaks volumes of a place in time that we really learned what life is all about. I (we) always lament how glad we are today that our parents found Millside Heights.

    1. What was your impression of Millside now compared to your past memories of Millside? Its my opinion that after almost 60 years. Millside has been able to still remain a very desirable place to live……………..if you can afford it! Taxes for most homes are in the $6,000-$7,000 range. Twice as much as my first car I bought at Ted Rapp.

  11. In 1949 our 1st grade Bridgeboro School trip to the dairy farm was a delicious treat, although we didn’t get to milk the cows. In 1951 my dad, Chauncey Smith, delivered milk to businesses on LBI and I got to tag along at 5 a.m. a few times. The C of C is located now where their retail and storage business was. A real estate office in Loveladies took over their summer ice cream store in the ’60s. A huge 24 flavor plus toppings sundae to share with many friends was celebrated back then. Historic memories of LBI are published in a wonderful free magazine that can be viewed on the web: http://www.echoesoflbi.com

  12. Just found a quart glass bottle in the woods by my house in Voorhees N.J. I am always finding glass bottles back there. This one is clear glass, big glass ring on neck and says Millside farms all around the top. Looks like the bottle was made by duraglas

    1. Mr. Ola has given those of us interested in the Millside Farms a wonderful gift by providing the above link to “Millside Farms Remembered” by Karen Ruza, a 7-page PDF with text and photos. Thank you, Johnny!

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