In challenging economic times with so many people in need,
Valley Crest Farm & Preserve helps address hunger through its generous donations of farm-fresh produce to food banks,
shelters and food pantries throughout the state.
This is made possible through the help of dedicated volunteers who assist us in the hands-on harvesting
of apples, peaches and other produce that we donate annually.
Working with such partners as
Community FoodBank of NJ
our farm donated more than 80,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to help fight hunger since 2010.
With the farm’s emphasis on education and community service,
we work with teachers, students and other youth-based organizations to help us “Pick for the Pantry.”
Volunteers help us in harvesting our apple and peach orchards so we can continue to provide
ample donations on a weekly basis during our growing season.
As part of this experience, we provide classes on sustainable farming and nutritional eating
that reinforce our connection to the earth and healthy eating habits.
Valley Crest’s fun and informative Stream Safari workshops, taught by a NJ Watershed Ambassador,
help children better understand the importance of healthy water systems.
In these two-hour aquatic ecology classes, children explore and seine the farm’s spring-fed stream
to find an abundance of invertebrate fauna, indicators of clean water, while learning about our fragile ecosystem.
The Stream Safaris also fulfill scouts’ Naturalist badge.
Stream Safari 2013 will begin next spring.
(See Hunterdon County Democrat article.)
For more information on how you can volunteer to make a difference in your life and the lives of others,
please call 909-455-0691 or email email@example.com.