On Wednesday, October 23, Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor James Barberio read a proclamation to over 100 people at Cerbo’s Parsippany Greenhouse and Garden Center located on Littleton Road. The family owned business was started in 1913 and is celebrating 100 years in business, with four generations working at the green house.
The proclamation reads:
Whereas, Cerbo’s Parsippany Greenhouses & Garden Center has roots dating back to October 1913 when Anthony Cerbo, Sr. founded Valley Farms, a dairy and truck farm on Littleton Road that he operated with his brother, Salvatore; and
Whereas, from the 1920’s to the 1940’s, Valley Farms was primarily a vegetable produce truck farm that leased many acres of land in Parsippany. It was on that property where abundant crops of corn were grown and sold at Newark’s Farmers Market; and
Whereas, in 1920, Valley Farms became a retail establishment in Parsippany, well known for their popular vegetable road stand through the 1960’s; and
Whereas, Valley Farms became Cerbo’s Parsippany Greenhouses in the late 1940’s when Anthony Cerbo, Jr. took over operations and added greenhouse and cut flowers, trees and garden supplies with nursery stock soon to follow; and
Whereas, as time progressed into the 1970’s and Route 80 was constructed through Parsippany, Cerbo’s developed into a state of the art garden center with automated greenhouse amenities at which time it was renamed Cerbo’s Parsippany Greenhouses & Garden Center; and
Whereas, in 1980, they expanded with more greenhouses, a larger nursery and more sizable garden center as Anthony, Jr. incorporated the business with his wife and continued to operate Cerbo’s with the third generation. Beginning in 1990, growing expanded to Sussex County; and
Whereas, Cerbo’s Parsippany Greenhouses & Garden Center has become one of Parsippany’s treasures with long, deep rooted ties to the community and will be hosting a year of celebratory events to commemorate their 100`° anniversary.
Therefore, I, James R. Barberio, Mayor of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, do hereby proclaim the month of October as Cerbo’s Parsippany Greenhouses & Garden Center Month on the occasion of their 100th anniversary and extend best wishes to the Cerbo family for continued success. I further encourage all citizens to give recognition and appreciation to Cerbo’s Parsippany Greenhouses & Garden Center for their commitment and dedication to our community.
Video On The Go filmed the presentation, and you can watch it below:
Cerbo’s celebrates their 100th Anniversary at the Garden Center