Exley Farms comes from a long line of ancestors who had a deep tradition within agriculture. Starting centuries ago, there were a great number of Exleys who farmed in England. Over 30% of the Exleys who emigrated to the US worked in the agricultural fields from California to Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia descendants settled on Hog Island which is the Tinicum section of Philadelphia today where the airport sits today. As the airport was built the farms were then moved to the New Sharon section of Deptford Township. Our Grandfather, William T Exley, was the last of the hog farmers who operated the Exley pig farms in Deptford which ended in the early 80’s.
His son, W. Robert Exley and his wife then started growing Christmas trees down the street in Deptford and later on in the Sewell area.
In 2001 Bill and Stephanie Exley purchased property in Monroeville and began growing more Christmas trees in addition to pumpkins, hay, and other seasonal crops. As the farm grew, more land was purchased and our most recent barn was finished in 2018 to accommodate the expanding needs. Today their daughters, Tara and Kaylee help work and expand the farm when not in school.