Drive-through farm store made from shipping containers coming to Toms River

TOMS RIVER, NJ –  It used to be the home of the Seaside Farm & Garden garden center, but now it’s transforming into the area’s first drive-through Farm Stores.   Built out of two cargo containers, Farm Stores is a chain that operates in Florida, New Jersey, New York, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas and Pennsylvania.

The idea isn’t new, or coming about because of COVID-19, it has been in the works for quite some time, but this week, the containers arrived on site in Toms River on Route 37 just east of Hooper Avenue.

“Farm Stores provides a unique neighborhood experience. A combination of a grocery store, bakery and restaurant, we give you the freshest products in the most convenient manner: the equivalent of a drive-thru supermarket express lane,” the company says.  “We offer all your favorite grocery brands in addition to products you won’t find anywhere else, and we bring it all directly to your car! In fact, Farm Stores has been a convenient last stop on the way home for families for nearly 60 years.”