Farmer for a Day
Message: Farmer for a Day
Thursday, July 11th, 10am-3pm, (rain date July 12th)
Comeback Farm, 8 Deboer Farm Lane, Asbury
Campers will meet at Comeback Farm, a 40-acre, certified organic farm that has been preserved in perpetuity, located on the Musconetcong River Valley’s fertile soil. Put on your boots and become one with the land! Attendees will get a glimpse into the life of a farmer starting with a morning farm walk – seeing what the farmer sees and assessing the day’s tasks. You will learn the connection between a healthy environment and healthy soil and water, a healthy local food system and your own health. Summer provides rich moments on this farm; something is always ready to plant or harvest. This is a hands-on experience that may include planting, watering, weeding and harvesting (don’t worry – you won’t have to work that hard!). You will learn about composting, land stewardship and the challenges and benefits of organic farming. The lunch you bring will be supplemented with a farm-to-table dish and you will leave with several favorite farm recipes.
**Open to anyone with reasonable physical capabilities for a farm (walking on uneven ground, bending over, etc…)