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Hello September!

 

September Events!
Back to school does not mean the fun of summer is over! Continue the fun by registering for one of our many upcoming events. Hurry – spots fill fast! For a full calendar of events check out our event page!
Eco College
Autumnal Night Hike – September 21 (8:00 PM- 9:30 PM)
Hop on the hayride to traverse the farm and learn all about this special property and the means used to maintain it in a sustainable fashion.
Hayride and Eco Tour- September 22 (11:00 AM- 12:00 PM)
Hop on the hayride to traverse the farm and learn all about this special property and the means used to maintain it in a sustainable fashion.
Eco College: How We Grow – September 28 (7:00 PM- 9:oo PM)
Investigate the role of agriculture on our environment. We will consider what organic farming means, how conventional farming may impact our soil and water, and which “best practices” will help in your garden.
Home School Education
Apple Picking & Cider Making- September 14 (10:00 AM- 11:30 AM)
This special kick-off to the fall season brings you into the orchard to pick apples for donation to the food bank before pressing apples into delicious, fresh cider. All ages.
DIY Terrarium – September 21 (10:00 AM- 11:30 AM)
Learn about terrariums before designing and building your very own to bring home with you. Ages 10 and up.
Orienteering – September 28 (10:00 AM- 11:30 AM)
Learn how to use a map and compass before taking to our orienteering course and testing your skills. Ages 11 and up.

Here is what’s new on the farm!

  From Our Farm to Your Table This week CSA Shareholders will be able to choose from the following: Onions Garlic Squash Cucumber Beans Peppers Eggplant Tomatoes Basil Potatoes Kale Vegetable Spotlight: Patty Pan! Patty pan squash, though delicious, can sometimes feel too heavy for hot summer days. A good way to incorporate this hearty… Continue Reading

August 10th on the Farm

From Our Farm to Your Kitchen Full Shareholders receive eight picks total and half shareholders receive four. Orchard Shareholders receive 1/2 Peck peaches or a full peck of apples. Each week the offering will be different- but everything will always be freshly harvested just for you. Some items might have limited quantities. This week members… Continue Reading

August 4th on the Farm

From Our Farm to Your Kitchen Our CSA members will have their choice of the following: Onion Garlic Squash Cucumbers Kale Scallions Green Beans Broccoli Basil Potatoes Peppers Tomatoes in limited quantities Vegetable Spotlight: Cucumbers Even though the vegetable spotlight is on cucumbers this week – I couldn’t help but share this recipe featuring three… Continue Reading

July 19th on the Farm

From Our Farm to Your Kitchen We are excited to announce the start to our Orchard Share! This week each shareholder will get 1/2 peck bag of peaches. Our CSA members will have their choice of the following this week: Onion Garlic Squash Cucumbers Kale Scallions Green Beans Broccoli Basil Potatoes Peppers Tomatoes in limited… Continue Reading

July 12th on the Farm

From Our Farm to Your Kitchen Our CSA members will be choosing from the following this week: Raspberries Sweet peas Squash Head Lettuce Kale Scallions Arugula Bok Choi Salad Turnips Swiss Chard Vegetable Spotlight: Scallions Scallions are extremely versatile, you can eat them raw, saute them with your favorite greens, or add them for a… Continue Reading

July 7th at the Farm

From Our Farm to Your Kitchen This week we are open for PYO Berries!  Our CSA members will be choosing from: Raspberries Sweet peas Squash Head Lettuce Kale Scallions Arugula Bok Choi Salad Turnips Swiss Chard Vegetable Spotlight: Kale At this point, we all have been made aware of the many health benefits of Kale.… Continue Reading

June 28th on the Farm

VCFP has been bustling with growth and movement over the last week. We have been so lucky to have had so many wonderful people stop by for Pick Your Own raspberries and sugar snap peas, our Summer Crew Explorer series, our CSA, and to enjoy our beautiful farm. In between meeting and getting to know… Continue Reading

June 18th on the Farm

As most of you know, nice weather means busy days for farmers. Valley Crest has been no exception. After so many steady weeks of rain and wet ground, we were thrilled to have such a beautiful and sunny week to catch up on planting, mowing, and caring for our farm. The addition of our new… Continue Reading

Preparing for a Bountiful Season

Valley Crest Farm & Preserve is ready for summer!  As the spring comes to an end, our farm team is working exceptionally hard to ensure a bountiful harvest this year.  We welcome two new farm staff members, Alex and Sara.  Alex will be working once a week as she learns more about growing and agriculture.… Continue Reading

Valley Crest Farm & Preserve grows and donates fresh produce to help people in need, maintains its farm and forest for education and recreation, and encourages respect for farms and nature.

Valley Crest Preserve Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

14 Allerton Road, Lebanon, NJ 08833 • 908-238-9696 • info@valleycrestfarmnj.org