MAY IN MONTGOMERY - May 11th: SAVE THE DATE!

MAY IN MONTGOMERY – May 11th: SAVE THE DATE!

Posted on March 21, 2019

FARMS TOUR & FARM-TO-TABLE LUNCHEON
SATURDAY, MAY 11

Get an insiders’ tour of Montgomery farms, feast on local fare in a revitalized barn setting, and enjoy the award-winning half-hour film:

“Farming in the Millstone Valley – Past and Present”

OUR 40TH YEAR!
THE annual fundraiser of the
Van Harlingen Historical Society
More at: www.vanharlingen.org

SOME HIGHLIGHTS:

VHHS invites residents to “Come out and discover how our local farmers are bringing the ‘farm-to-table’ movement to Montgomery.”

A bus tour with stops at three Montgomery farms: Bridgepoint Run, Cherry Valley Cooperative (CVC), and Greenflash, where lunch will be served.

Showing during lunch of short film: “Farming in the Millstone Valley: Past and Present,” which features Bridgepoint Run and CVC.

Attendees will be greeted by and led in a farm tour by the farmers who own and work at each farm; all certified organic.

  • Morning Stop One: Bridgepoint Run Farm in Belle Mead. This land has been farmed since the 1740s! Farmer Dale Johnson’s great-grandfather bought the farm 90 years ago and the family raised dairy cows there for 50 years.
  • Morning Stop Two:  Cherry Valley Cooperative on Cherry Valley Road in Skillman, which is “dedicated to growing healthy food using resilient ecological stewardship.”  Hosts and farmers Alec Giosetti and Lauren Nagy will discuss the farm’s integrated connection to nature.
  • Morning Stop Three: The lunch stop on the tour will be Greenflash Farm in Blawenburg. It was originally part of the Gallup farm on Meadowview Road. Farmers Stephen Back and Wendy Golden came to the farm three years ago, and completed its transition to organic last year. The farm grows produce and flowers and raises free-range chickens and pigs. Farm shares are available.
  • A luncheon showcasing “a wealth of local farm produce” will be served in Greenflash’s historic and restored timbered barn. Those on a busy schedule who must skip the farm tour can just sign-up for farm-to-table lunch.

TICKETS

Tickets for the bus tour of the farms, luncheon and movie are $50/adult, $20/child under 12. There will be two tours meeting at 8:45 (eating lunch last) and 11:30 (eating lunch first) BUT parking and meeting at and returning to the Princeton Elks Club on Route 518, Blawenburg. Each tour will last about 5 hours.

We also have tickets for lunch only.  The price for the luncheon only is $40/adult and $15/child under 12. Luncheon will be held at Greenflash Farms.  Parking is available at Greenflash Farm ONLY for those having ‘lunch only’, no tour.

Please dress for weather, these are working farms. Expect bus tour to be about 5 hours. Tickets can be purchased by sending in mail in form with a check or by on-line purchase. (Note:$1 processing fee added to each ticket purchased on-line to cover PayPal charges).  Go to : http://vanharlingen.org/may-in-montgomery-our-farms-to-your-tables/

 

All proceeds from the farm tour will help fund VHHS and maintain its headquarters at the 1752 Dirck Gulick House; the one-room 1853 Bedensville Schoolhouse where Township elementary students experience history; and the Society’s Farm Museum and collection, housed in the historic Voorhees-Opie barn.

VHHS is looking for local businesses that can help support the event by advertising in a May in Montgomery souvenir booklet, which will be distributed throughout the day and afterwards.  For information, contact Board Member Arun Mani at axmani@comcast.net

Rain date is May 18. Space is limited and reservations are required, as this event always sells out. Please be advised that the tour and luncheon are not handicapped accessible and bathroom facilities are limited. More details and ticket sales will be available at www.vanharlingen.org.  Please check back soon!

SUPPORT LOCAL HISTORY, SUPPORT OUR LOCAL FARMERS

 

Source: VHHS